Preorder An MFA For Your MBA, by Phillip Scott Mandel

Professional-Level Writing Advice for Mastering Communication and Creativity in Business and in Your Career

Rock star. Ninja. Zig-zag. If these words make you want to puke, then this book is for you. If these words sometimes find their way into your writing, then this book is also for you.

The world of business is filled with jargon, cliché, and nauseating “work-speak.” Most emails are boring, confusing, or too long. More and more often we encounter mindless and enervating “content,” much of which is generated by content mills or AI.

In An MFA for your MBA, award-winning writer, editor, and ad exec Phillip Scott Mandel offers authoritative instructions on improving writing skills. From the magic of metaphors to eliminating uninspired clichés, this book provides tips on keeping readers engaged and absorbing criticism, and outlines why it all really, really matters.

“A lively and genuinely helpful book of writing advice.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Not just a book; it’s a movement.”
CEO Weekly (March 21, 2024)

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Because you need to be able to write better than AI.

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In these free chapters you’ll learn:

  • All about the interplay of artwork and commerce, and how thinking about art (and how art works) can help you become a better writer;
  • How cliché and jargon are your enemies in all things.


    Phillip Scott Mandel holds an MFA in Fiction from Texas State University and an MA in Literature from NYU. His award-winning work includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting and has been featured in The Gettysburg Review, Passages North, Hobart, Harpur Palate, Bull, JuxtaProse, The Boiler Journal, and many other places. He’s originally from New York. He runs Mandel Marketing and is the founder and managing editor of Abandon Journal.

    Contact Mandel Marketing for speaking engagements and 1:1 writing consultations.

    The MFA For Your MBA Workbook is coming soon!