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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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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Writing spreadsheets, budgets and forecasts is an important part of many managers roles, but do you need help in understanding and presenting the information in a clear and concise way? This step-by-step guide shows you the advantages and potentials of using spreadsheets. After reading this book you?ll be able to master company accounts; understand balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and cash flow systems; and learn to analyse and monitor your company?s financial performance.
? How to save time and gain control of your business.
? Ability to understand, analyse and present financial information in a clear and concise way.
? Up-to-date examples and spreadsheets.
? On-line downloads of examples and spreadsheet models
? New 234mm X 156mm format to make
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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.
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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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The definitive guide from the makers of the GMAT exam The GMAT Official Guide 2019 is the definitive guide from the Graduate Management Admission Council, the makers of the GMAT exam. It contains over 900 real GMAT questions from past exams, including 130 never-before-seen questions, plus the following features: An overview of the exam to help you get familiar with the content and format Detailed answer explanations that explain how the test maker thinks about a question Actual essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information Comprehensive grammar and math review Questions organized in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest to focus your study Access to the same questions plus additional integrated reasoning questions online at gmat.wiley.com, where you can build your own practice sets Don t waste time practicing on fake GMAT questions. Optimize your study time with the GMAT Official Guide 2019 using real questions from actual past exams.
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Score higher on the GMAT If the thought of the GMAT gives you the jitters, this trusted test-prep guide is here to wash your worries away! Covering everything you can expect to encounter on exam day, GMAT For Dummies gives you the practical, time-tested guidance you need to conquer your fears, maximize your score, and get into the business school of your dreams. Designed to measure your mastery of verbal, mathematical, analytical, and writing skills, the GMAT serves as the gatekeeper of world-class graduate degrees in business, finance, management, accountancy, and economy. With this book and companion website as your guide, you'll find all the helpful tips and tricks you need to brush up on each section of the exam, chart your progress, and focus your study on the areas where you need more help. Includes a plain-English explanation of the test's formatProvides reviews of foundational concepts for every sectionOffers complete explanations of every question typeIncludes two full-length practice tests in the book, plus three more online Even if the big day is just around the corner, GMAT For Dummies makes it faster and easier than ever to outsmart the competition and get on the road to acquiring that coveted MBA!
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Triumph over tough equations, rise above reasoning problems, and get top scores on the GMAT! If you're struggling with GMAT math or anxious about the exam's new Integrated Reasoning section, you can rest easy--the revised and updated edition of McGraw-Hill's Conquering GMAT Math and Integrated Reasoning is here. Written by expert instructors, this book offers intensive review for every type of math and integrated reasoning problem on the GMAT. Within each topic, solved problems of gradually increasing difficulty help you build your problem-solving skills. McGraw-Hill's Conquering GMAT Math and Integrated Reasoning includes: 2 full length GMAT Math practice tests 2 full-length GMAT Integrated Reasoning practice tests 200 additional GMAT Math practice problems Tips, strategies, and practice problems for the Integrated Reasoning section Intensive drill and practice for test-takers whose math skills are rusty or weak Full-length practice test sections just like the ones on the actual GMAT
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A supplement to the Official Guide with 300 additional verbal questionsThe GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review provides additional practical preparation focused on the verbal portion of the exam. Written by the Graduate Management Admission Council, this guide contains 300 real GMAT questions from past exams, including 45 never-before-seen questions, plus the following features: An overview of the exam to help you get familiar with the content and formatComprehensive grammar reviewDetailed answer explanations that explain how the test maker thinks about a questionQuestions organized in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest to focus your studyAccess to the same questions online at gmat.wiley.com, where you can build your own practice sets Don t waste time practicing on fake GMAT questions. Optimize your study time with the GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review using real questions from actual past exams.
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A supplement to the Official Guide with 300 additional quantitative questionsThe GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review provides targeted preparation for the mathematical portion of the GMAT exam. Designed by the Graduate Management Admission Council, this guide contains 300 real GMAT questions from past exams including 45 never-before-seen questions, plus the following features: An overview of the exam to help you get familiar with the content and formatReview essential algebra, geometry, arithmetic, and word problemsDetailed answer explanations that explain how the test maker thinks about a questionQuestions organized in order of difficulty from easiest to hardestAccess to the same questions online at gmat.wiley.com, where you can build your own practice sets Don t waste time practicing on fake GMAT questions. Optimize your study time with the GMAT Official Guide 2018 Quantitative Review using real questions from actual past exams.
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What do great enterprises have in common? What sort of person starts them? A single idea can help you find the next big thing, but it takes time to trawl through hundreds of business books to find inspiration. With insightful commentaries on the landmark writings of old and new, 50 Business Classics presents the great entrepreneur stories, the best management thinking and the proven ideas on strategy, innovation and marketing - in one volume. 50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business lessons from the rise of tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett, as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in: * Entrepreneurship * Leadership * Management * Strategy * Business history * Personal development * Technology and innovation Summarising the smartest thinking for today's professional success, 50 Business Classics provides inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives and students of business and management alike.
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Your hands-on introduction to modern business and business education Whether you're deciding on a course of study, headed to university, or settling down to your first year, Business Studies For Dummies provides you with a thorough overview of the subjects that form the foundation of a business studies degree. You'll get trusted, easy-to-follow coverage of all the topics you'll encounter: business start-up, accounting and finance, operations, human resources, management, analytics, business environment, and economics. Includes a clear, engaging, and concise overview of the key topics you'll encounter in your studies The perfect study companion for students With Business Studies For Dummies, you'll be one step ahead of the competition--at university and on the job.
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Soft Skills For Hard Business explores the deep link between and the relevance of Behavioural Sciences in relation to the broad spectrum of Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Management, Supply Chain Management and more. Current practice has generally focused on how procurement and the associated disciplines have been centred around logical and rational approaches, such as category management. This has further been reinforced by the use of many electronic platforms and systems and more recently digitalisation, AI, robotics and many other variants. However, despite the thoroughness and robustness of many of these processes, the profession has failed to consistently deliver competitive advantage that can be sustained from one enterprise to another. This book shows how aspects of Behavioural Sciences can be used to encourage significantly more complex and robust outcomes. These include chapters covering the foundations of Behavioural Science, understanding the 'Soft Skills' that we already employ, how to hone them and use them more efficiently, understanding biases and how to recognise and process them, game theory and its role, change management and overcoming cognitive hurdles and many other aspects.
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You have so much you need to accomplish today. Your list is a mile long and you find yourself getting interrupted every other minute. You'd like to tell everyone to leave you alone, but most of the interruptions are coming from you! You think of a phone call you need to make or a web site you need to check and before you know it you're answering email, checking twitter, and finding a million other things to occupy your time. You need to focus - really focus. "The Pomodoro Technique" puts you back in charge of your day. You'll apply successful techniques from software engineering to identify what you should be doing today and to help you achieve your goals. Your mind won't wander when it is fully engaged in short bursts of focused activity. Learn to work less and accomplish more using nothing more than paper, pencil, and a simple kitchen timer. Set the timer and start on your next Pomodoro. When the bell rings take a break. This personal approach to timeboxing is at the core of the Pomodoro technique and this book is filled with advice on how get started and how to tailor it to your own needs.
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