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Here you can find the latest business news and information on new business books in the Senior Library.
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New Business Books in the Senior Library
Entrepreneurship and small business : start-up, growth and maturity by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Humanities 658.022 (BS)
Entrepreneurship& Small Business examines how firms develop from start-up, both tracing growth and exploring failure. It studies entrepreneurs - what motivates them, how they manage and lead, and how certain defining characteristics they possess can help shape the businesses they run. The book outlines good management practice for students and encourages and develops entrepreneurial skills. Clearly structured and accessibly presented, the comprehensive coverage includes accounting control and decision-making, as well as chapters on family businesses, corporate, international and social entrepreneurship. Case insights, long case studies and discussion scenarios are used to practically demonstrate how concepts are implemented in successful small and growing companies. - Blackwell UK
Screw business as usual by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Humanities 658.408 (BS)
Can we bring more meaning to our lives and help change the world at the same time? Richard Branson, at his brilliant and motivating best, reveals how with his exciting new vision for the future. It is time to turn capitalism upside down - to shift our values, to switch from a profit focus to caring for people, communities and the planet. With inspiration for everyone, Screw Business As Usual shows how easy it is for both businesses and individuals to embark on a whole new way of doing things, solving major problems and turning our work into something we both love and are proud of. - Blackwell UK
Decision synthesis : the principles and practice of decision analysis by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Humanities 658.403 (BS)
This book provides a synthesis of the theory of decision making and its practical application in decision analysis. Part 1 provides a detailed guide to the principles of decision theory. The authors introduce the literature on key ideas such as value theory, subjective probability theory and utility theory, and assess how these ideas, developed for individual decision makers, may apply to decision-making within organisations. Part 2 deals with the various strategies and techniques employed in decision analysis, and the application of decision theory in particular, documented cases. The authors also appraise the validity and usefulness of these procedures of decision synthesis. - Blackwell UK
Get lucky : how to put planned serendipity to work for you and your business by
Call Number: Library - SFC - English & PPRS 650.1 (TOK)
A guide to getting luck on your side As the pace of change accelerates and the volume of information explodes, we're under great pressure to connect just in time with the people and ideas we need to thrive. But we can no longer plan our way to success-there will always be factors beyond our control. - Blackwell UK
Ignore everybody : and 39 other keys to creativity by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Humanities 650.1 (BS)
The author of the acclaimed blog GapingVoid and the e-book "How to Be Creative" has expanded his thoughts about unleashing creativity in a world that often thwarts it. Original cartoons throughout. - Blackwell UK
The back of the napkin : solving problems and selling ideas with pictures by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Humanities 658.403 (BS)
Used properly, a simple drawing on a humble napkin can help crystallize ideas and communicate in a way that people simply get. Roam shows that thinking with pictures can help anyone discover and develop new ideas, solve problems, and improve their ability to share their insights. - Blackwell UK
The story of Green & Blacks : how two entrepreneurs turned an ethical idea into a business success by
Call Number: Library - Biography 920 SAM
Green & Black's is one of the best-known brands in the food world, feted both for its quality and for its ethical credentials. Launched on a shoestring in 1991 by wholefood pioneer Craig Sams and his journalist wife Josephine Fairley, it is now an internationally renowned, award-winning brand and multi-million pound business. In this book the couple tell their story, relating early ups and downs, chronicling their work with cacao farmers in Belize and talking candidly about the challenges of running a successful ethical company in a cut-throat world.
Sun tzu : the art of war for managers : 50 strategic rules, updated for today's business by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 658.4012
Gerald Michaelson's "Sun Tzu: The Art of War for Managers", has been a highly successful book for Adams. This second edition contains the following new features: a new introduction by Steven Michaelson relating the book's stories and examples to contemporary business practices; and updated business stories from outside commentators. It includes updating in the text throughout, while preserving the bulk of the text as it stands. - Blackwell UK
Creating a world without poverty : social business and the future of capitalism by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Humanities 338.7
The author describes his vision for an innovative business model that would combine the power of free markets with a quest for a more humane, egalitarian world that could help alleviate world poverty, inequality, and other social problems.
Dragons' den : your road to success by
Call Number: Library - Biography 920 DRA
4 million people watch the Dragons do business on TV. Now you can read their stories and learn from them Duncan Bannatyne, Deborah Meaden, James Caan, Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis are the stars of TV programme Dragons' Den, but they haven't always been millionaires and TV stars. Here, they reveal the secrets that have taken them from nothing to the very top. The Dragons tell their personal stories of success and failure. They also give advice on how to succeed in business and in life, including how to make money from scratch. If you're looking for advice on making the most of your life or your business, this is the perfect book for you.
Useful Business apps
If you have an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, here are some useful apps for your business course.
If you know any other apps which would we should include, please let me know, my email address is on the right of the screen.
Get the latest breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists. Stories are arranged in easy to use categories including top stories, UK news, world news, politics, business, technology and sport
Access the most trusted source for financial information along with tools to help you analyze the world's markets.
Bloomberg offers news, stock quotes, company descriptions, market leaders/laggers, price charts, market trends analysis, and more.
The world’s largest international multimedia news organization providing indispensable news and information tailored for media and business professionals. Get Reuters global information and news, including breaking business developments,
The complete CIA World Factbook at your fingertips, including extensive information on more than 250 countries and locations throughout the world. Whether you're an avid traveler, a busy student, or someone who just likes to stay informed, this is the app for you!
The World Bank DataFinder 2.0 lets you access fifty years of World Bank data on more than 1,100 global economic indicators for around 200 countries, chart and visualize that data, and share those data and charts for use in your presentations and projects.