New independent review Lucille P Robinsonhttp www.lucilleperkinsrobinson.comAlternative Read.comBare Knuckle MBA is a book that focuses on any every aspect of operating a business from the generation of an idea for a product to the day to day managing of affairs Mr Bye shows his readers how to do market surveys needed to inform the prospective business owner what products stand a healthy chance of making the business successful He teaches t New independent review Lucille P Robinsonhttp www.lucilleperkinsrobinson.comAlternative Read.comBare Knuckle MBA is a book that focuses on any every aspect of operating a business from the generation of an idea for a product to the day to day managing of affairs Mr Bye shows his readers how to do market surveys needed to inform the prospective business owner what products stand a healthy chance of making the business successful He teaches the business person how to create a business plan profile of expected expenses and income surrounding the product of choice and how to implement the plan Techniques for specialization are explained.Mr Bye teaches marketing procedures designed to position your business in people s minds so that when the product is mentioned, the consumer immediately thinks of you Techniques on choosing employees and training them are outlined Even a person with no business skill can easily adopt this plan to become a success Mr Bye s explanations of each section are clear and thorough Bare Knuckle MBA is actually the plan he teaches as a business consultant Last, Mr Bye outlines his own marketing plan by which a reader can see clearly how these techniques work together to make the business a success.I liked this book because it teaches Mr Bye s techniques in easy to understand language in a step by step manner that s simple to put into use I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in developing a business, to those who already have a business and need help in a tough spot, and to those, like me, who have absolutely no business skills at all If you re an employer, I suggest considering Mr Bye as a consultant and bringing him in to train yourself and your employees Another mixed Review Bye, Clayton 2008 Bare Knuckle MBA What You Really Need To Know About Running A Profitable Business Chase Enterprises Kenora, Ontario, ISBN 13 978 0 9739933 9 4 215 pages hardcover 120.00Bare Knucle MBA asks questions to help the reader determine whether s he is a good investment risk and promises to lead the reader into a better business position, namely, to an increase in business profits.In fact, the book purports to distill an MBA The author says that with the information he shares, the small business person will not have to hire someone with an actual MBA, and can still have a significant increase in profits on a continuing basis.The book is organized well Bye sets out to meet his goal through a series of twenty five short chapters, each with a stated objective, some for the reader, some for the writer, and others for both.Chapters include examples from the world of business or life in general, most from Bye s new business to sell his workshop and book Given that the method Bye teaches should work for any business he includes education in his target group other examples from his extensive business experience would have improved the mix.On the other hand, the extensive look into his business plan for his book and workshop combination is instructive His chapter on selling as relationship is developed well, probably because of his previous experience in sales.In contrast, the chapter on distribution, which he says, is crucial to your success, p.124 warrants only three pages.A book on business that supports a business workshop does well when it is written with its market firmly in mind Bare Knuckle MBA s stated purpose is to support the one day workshop of the same name, and it often seems it would fulfill that purpose At other times is seemslike an ad for the workshop.Bye compares his text to those produced by John Wiley and Sons I would encourage him to consider the physical aspects of Wiley s books Bye s book feels cramped in comparison because of the heavy dark boxes around much of the text and the absence of white space Students would appreciate a place to write notes during the workshop Even the hard cover, usually an indication of value, does not meet industry standards given the price of the book A workbook format would have been a better choice in my opinion.I appreciated the section on how to handle problems The advice was unexpected and seemed to work for life in general as well as in business.I am a small business owner and therefore part of Bye s target market I have not taken the workshop this book supports, so I cannot evaluate it in that light I would never pay the asking price of the book as a stand alone Since Bye does not intend to sell the book to many people apart from the workshop, my concerns about its perceived weaknesses may not matter at all 2009 Audrey Owen Lucille P Robinson 5 out of 5 Stars 16 04 2010Reviewer Lucille P Robinson Alternative Read.com Bare Knuckle MBA is a book that focuses on every aspect of operating a business from the generation of an idea for a product to the day to day managing of affairs Mr Bye shows his readers how to do market surveys needed to inform the prospective business owner what products stand a healthy chance of making the business successful He teaches the business person how to create a business plan profi Lucille P Robinson 5 out of 5 Stars 16 04 2010Reviewer Lucille P Robinson Alternative Read.com Bare Knuckle MBA is a book that focuses on every aspect of operating a business from the generation of an idea for a product to the day to day managing of affairs Mr Bye shows his readers how to do market surveys needed to inform the prospective business owner what products stand a healthy chance of making the business successful He teaches the business person how to create a business plan profile of expected expenses and income surrounding the product of choice and how to implement the plan Techniques for specialization are explained Mr Bye teaches marketing procedures designed to position your business in people s minds so that when the product is mentioned, the consumer immediately thinks of you Techniques on choosing employees and training them are outlined John L Hoh, Jr 4 out of 5 Stars 16 04 2010Rating 4 out of 5 stars Reviewed by John L Hoh, Jr Overall this is an excellent book on business It could even be used in an actual MBA course Bare Knuckle MBA is an exclusive new product that contains everything you really need to know about business It s a stripped down paper warrior any company can use to improve profitability in a healthy and sustainable way