Business Studies Books
Heels of Steel tracks the trials and tribulations of "the most networked woman in the City" (Evening Standard); a woman who started in the City at just 15 and worked her way up to C-suite. Having achieved everything she thought she'd ever wanted, Vanessa quickly learnt that success often comes at a great deal of personal cost and compromise. The constant battling and accomplishment of the ultimate grand prize eventually took its toll and drastically altered her definition of 'success', encouraging a life-changing move in a new direction. From periods of glittering success to near total derailment, Heels of Steel unveils the truth behind a woman's climb to success in the male dominated City world. You are invited to follow her journey as she scales (and slips up and down) the corporate ladder, digging her heels in to avoid being absorbed by the politics and alpha male behaviour still prevalent in so many corporate environments. A mid-career realisation about her deep-rooted need to rediscover and be proud of her femininity helped Vanessa to discover things she never knew about herself, and introduced much-needed support from other women, which had been absent throughout her career. The book provides transparent insight into the world of corporate women, addresses the challenges facing every ambitious person throughout their career journey and tackles our never-ending search for balance. Packed with tips, advice and practical steps based on real life experiences, this autobiographical story is also a practical guide that will fast become a must-read for anyone seeking to not only survive the corporate jungle, but stand some chance of thriving in it!
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The competition commission (together with the Competition Tribunal) is one of the success stories of the new, democratic South Africa, an institution that has won respect and admiration for its fearless, professional regulation of the market in the interests of the consumer and the citizen. David Lewis was one of the chief architects of the new competition authorities set up after 1994 and then became a leading actor in their work. This book is a personal account of David Lewis's headship of the Tribunal and tells, with insight, lucidity and often a fine sense of humour, of the way this new body dealt with the anticompetitive practices of South African big business. Three main aspects of the Commission's work are dealt with in the book: mergers, abuse of dominance (i.e. monopolies) and cartels, and with each Lewis provides telling case studies drawn from the experience of the Commission. These are often enlivened by the author's coruscating wit and by his delightful thumbnail sketches of the characters involved in the disputes, including the powerful and arrogant captains of industry, the wily Johannesburg competition lawyers, and the interfering and self-promoting politicians. This is a book for people in business and in law, for those who want to understand how a key institution of post-apartheid South Africa came to be so successful, and for all those interested in the story of how some of the country's most powerful businesses got their comeuppance after years of ripping off consumers.
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Business is vital to the way the world runs. It takes many different forms. This book explains what they are. Businesses come in many different shapes and sizes. We look at the alternatives. People make a business tick. The book explains all of the main roles in businesses and how they connect. There are plenty of outside resources that can be used. The book explains what they are and how they can help. The book explains the different ways in which money can be raised. Business life is changing fast and we consider some theories of what works best and examine how different functions need to work together to generate success. Quicklook at Business looks at examples based on real experience, which bring important issues to life.
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EVERYTHING you need to SUCCEED * Do you want to find a way to make your revision stimulating, memorable and successful? * Do you need to build your knowledge and improve your techniques to tackle exams with confidence? * Would you liketo plan your revision so you know all you need to know to get top marks? YOU CAN...With Bitesize Complete Revision and Practice you get all the help you need to get the results you want. It helps you plan your revision, identify the topics you need to work on most, test and check your progress and sends you reminders to keep you on target. Integrated with the BBC Bitesize website, Bitesize Complete Revision and Practice will help you build the skills and confidence you need for exam success. * Use the CD-ROM to jump directly to what youneed to revise -- quickly and easily * Use the CD-ROM to test yourself and to practise skills interactively * Use the CD-ROM to link directly to more revision on the BBC Bitesize website * Use the CD-ROM on a PC, Mac -- or even in the classroom on a Whiteboard
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This series aims to introduce and familiarise students with the basics of the world financial system. From economic basics and stocks, shares and other investments, to globalization and the economic cycle, these books will help demystify the topics that money can bring.
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Is management a profession? Should it be? Can it be? This major work of social and intellectual history reveals how such questions have driven business education and shaped American management and society for more than a century. The book is also a call for reform. Rakesh Khurana shows that university-based business schools were founded to train a professional class of managers in the mold of doctors and lawyers but have effectively retreated from that goal, leaving a gaping moral hole at the center of business education and perhaps in management itself. Khurana begins in the late nineteenth century, when members of an emerging managerial elite, seeking social status to match the wealth and power they had accrued, began working with major universities to establish graduate business education programs paralleling those for medicine and law. Constituting business as a profession, however, required codifying the knowledge relevant for practitioners and developing enforceable standards of conduct. Khurana, drawing on a rich set of archival material from business schools, foundations, and academic associations, traces how business educators confronted these challenges with varying strategies during the Progressive era and the Depression, the postwar boom years, and recent decades of freewheeling capitalism. Today, Khurana argues, business schools have largely capitulated in the battle for professionalism and have become merely purveyors of a product, the MBA, with students treated as consumers. Professional and moral ideals that once animated and inspired business schools have been conquered by a perspective that managers are merely agents of shareholders, beholden only to the cause of share profits. According to Khurana, we should not thus be surprised at the rise of corporate malfeasance. The time has come, he concludes, to rejuvenate intellectually and morally the training of our future business leaders.
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AHUTO 14 years +14 years +
This revision guide will prepare you for exam success in six easy steps. It covers all the key content on your course in a user-friendly format and is packed with features to help you boost your revision and maximise your marks. Letts GCSE Success revision guides will put you on the path to exam success in six simple steps:
1. Revise -- all the key concepts and skills that you need for your exams are covered in a clear and user-friendly format
2. Boost Your Memory -- these revision tips will help you revise effectively, including mnemonics and other devices to make sure those important facts really sink in
3. Maximise Your Marks -- invaluable advice to make sure you pick up all the marks available in your exams, and avoid common mistakes
4. Test Yourself -- revise actively and check your progress with these quick tests
5. Stretch Yourself -- these more challenging questions will test and reinforce understanding of the more difficult concepts
6. Practise for the Exam -- ensure you are thoroughly prepared for the exams with these GCSE-style practice questions.
AILQG 14 years +14 years +
Intended for use alongside the GCSE Essentials Business Studies Revision Guide, this workbook includes further practice questions to test understanding and consolidate understanding. The workbook matches the revision guide page for page for quick and easy reference. Intended for use alongside the GCSE Essentials Business Studies Revision Guide, this workbook includes further practice questions to test understanding and consolidate understanding. The workbook matches the revision guide page for page for quick and easy reference.
This book is packed with practice questions just like the ones in the current AQA, Edexcel and OCR GCSE Business & Communication Systems exams. The questions cover all the Business topics you'll need, and there's an in-depth exam advice section, to help you improve your grades. The answers come in a separate book (9781847623225). Matching study notes and explanations are also available in the CGP Revision Guide (9781847623201).
This book is full of clear revision notes for GCSE Business & Communication Systems students. It covers all of the topics for the AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam boards. Every few pages there are quick warm-up tests to help you remember the important facts. Plus there is a section of exam advice, including worked answers, to help you improve your grades. It also comes with a CD-ROM to help students improve their software skills.
AIWFT 14 years +14 years +
This book is full of clear revision notes and exam practice questions for GCSE Business Studies students. It covers all the topics in the current Business Studies course for the OCR, Edexcel and AQA exam boards. It's easy to read and revise from - everything's explained simply and thoroughly. Every few pages there's a quick warm-up test and some exam-style questions, and at the end there are two full practice exam papers (answers at the back) - so you'll be fully prepared for the real thing!
This book is packed with practice questions just like the ones in the current AQA, Edexcel and OCR GCSE Business Studies exams. The questions cover all the Business topics you'll need, and there's an in-depth exam advice section, including worked answers, to help you improve your grades. The answers come in a separate book (9781847623164). Matching study notes and explanations are also available in the CGP Revision Guide (9781847623140).
This book is full of clear revision notes for GCSE Business & Communication Systems students. It covers all of the topics for the AQA exam. Every few pages there are revision summary questions to help you remember the important facts. Plus there is a section of exam advice to help you improve your grades. It also comes with a CD-ROM to help students improve their software skills.
AIVKH 14 years +14 years +
This book is full of clear revision notes for GCSE Business Studies students. It covers all of the topics for the AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam boards. Every few pages there are quick warm-up tests to help you remember the important facts. Plus there is a section of exam advice, including worked answers, to help you improve your grades.
AIVKM 14 years +14 years +
This book is full of clear revision notes for GCSE Business Studies students. It covers all of the topics for the AQA exam. Every few pages there are quick warm-up tests to help you remember the important facts. Plus there is a section of exam advice, including worked answers, to help you improve your grades.
AMPIV 16 years +16 years +
This title defines and explains the key concepts behind business, finance and company management. With the right knowledge, business does not have to be difficult. Do you know the difference between profit margin, gross profit and net profit? What is cash flow or a limited company? How Business Works answers hundreds of questions and is an invaluable reference for anyone wanting to learn about business. This unique guide explains complex business concepts using simple, easy-to-understand language while defining hundreds of business terms such as stocks and shares, limited companies, partnerships and bond issues. Essential know-how is offered on everything from starting a small business to marketing your company and building your teams. No other business book explains the subject visually and in such a concise and immediate manner.
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Drawing on the twelve core disciplines of business, including business law, economics, marketing and finance, this fourth edition of the hugely successful The 30 Day MBA shows you how to use key business concepts and tools to assess business decisions and implement strategy. Now with a new concept for each chapter - including crowdfunding, digital marketing, business incubators and the 80/20 principle - The 30 Day MBA also provides coverage of the key optional modules: Mergers and Acquisitions and International Business. New case studies include Chilango, TomTom, Heinz, Hotel Chocolat, Shell, The Card Factory and Addidas among others. Including a range of free online questions and answers that enable you to self-assess your knowledge, this bestselling classroom-free guide is brimming with models, international case studies and practical applications of key theories, placing MBA skills within reach of all professionals and students.
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Optimize your LinkedIn profile and get results Your LinkedIn profile is essentially a platform to shape how others see you, highlight your abilities, products, or services, and explain how your work impacts lives. Yet many people simply copy and paste their resume and expect job offers and networking opportunities to start rolling in but that isn't how it works. LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies shows you how to create a profile that enhances your personal brand, controls how others see you, and shapes a successful future for your career. Whether your goal is job search, branding, reputation management, or sales, people are Googling you and your LinkedIn profile is more often than not their first point of contact. With a focus on who you are, the value you deliver, and the culture you cultivate, the profile you'll create with the help of this guide will make that first connection a positive one giving you a better chance to see results. * Create a powerful LinkedIn profile * Discover your personal keywords * Showcase your experience and accomplishments * Be seen on the world's largest professional social network You never get a second chance to make a great first impression, and LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies helps to ensure you're presenting yourself in the best possible light.
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This clear, concise Complete Revision & Practice book from CGP is a perfect way to prepare for the AQA AS-Level Business exams - and it also covers every topic from Year 1 of the full A-Level course. It's fully up-to-date for the new exam specifications for 2015 and beyond, with straightforward study notes explaining all the theory, plus plenty of helpful diagrams and examples. Practice questions and exam-style questions are included for every topic (with answers to the numerical questions at the back), and the book is rounded off with sections of in-depth advice on Maths Skills and Exam Skills.
This clear, concise Complete Revision & Practice book from CGP is a perfect way to revise every topic from Year 2 of the AQA A-Level Business course. It's fully up-to-date for the new exam specifications for 2015 and beyond, with straightforward study notes explaining all the theory, plus plenty of helpful diagrams and examples. Practice questions and exam-style questions are included for every topic (with answers to the numerical questions at the back), and the book is rounded off with sections of in-depth advice on Maths Skills and Exam Skills.
This chunky Complete Revision & Practice book from CGP is a perfect way to prepare for the AQA A-Level Business exams - it covers everything from both years of the course! It's fully up-to-date for the new exam specifications for 2015 and beyond, with straightforward study notes explaining all the theory, plus plenty of helpful diagrams and examples. Practice questions and exam-style questions are included for every topic (with answers to the numerical questions at the back), and the book is rounded off with sections of in-depth advice on Maths Skills and Exam Skills.
Today self-branding is not an option-it's something women need to master. Ofter what's holding women back from career success is that we don't brand ourselves as well as men do. Women Who Brand is about what happens when women take charge of their personal brands and performance success. It's about what happens when women start thinking and acting more confidently, more creatively and more strategically about themselves and their abilities.
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Confronting Managerialism offers a scathing critique of the influence of neoclassical economics and modern finance on business school teaching and management practice. Locke and Spender show that responsible management has given way to 'managerialism', whereby an elite caste of businessmen disconnected from any ethical considerations call the shots. The book traces the loss of managers' earlier social concerns, amply encouraged by management education's transformation since the 1960's, especially in the US. It also questions not only the social ethics of the US management caste but its management efficacy compared to systems of management that are highly employee participatory and dependent, such as in Germany and Japan. A unique, topical and controversial look at a subject that impacts us all.
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Review for the 2015 PMP exam with complete, interactive online practice PMP Project Management Professional Exam Deluxe Study Guide is your comprehensive solution for studying for the PMP. Fully updated to align with the Project Management Institute's latest exam, this guide provides detailed information on initiating the project, planning the project, executing the project, monitoring the project, and much more. . The material covers 100% of the exam objectives, and each chapter includes a list of objectives followed by in-depth discussion, real-world scenarios, and sidebars that relate each topic to your current project. Each chapter concludes with comprehensive review questions and 'Exam Essentials' that aid in self-assessment. Gain access to the Sybex Interactive Online Learning Environment, featuring an assessment test, practice exam questions, hundreds of electronic flashcards, a PDF glossary, audio instruction, and free ebook to help you focus your learning. Two bonus CAPM exams make this book equally valuable for those studying for the Associate in Project Management certification. * Review a wide range of PMP concepts, topics, and terms * Learn how important topics are applied in the real world * Test your understanding with comprehensive review questions * Practice with electronic flash cards and sample exam questions *30 days of free video training provides access to over 20 hours of hands-on PMP training from the subject-matter experts at ITProTV The clear explanations of key concepts and terms will help you feel more confident going into the exam, and the logical flow of material helps you integrate each individual topic into a single cohesive knowledge base. For the ultimate in PMP exam preparation, the PMP Project Management Professional Exam Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd Edition is your one-stop solution.
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