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Graded Readers

Business @ the Speed of Thought

Bill Gates , Pearson Education Ltd , 2001
In this book Bill Gates offers the reader a better future. He explains how more and better information can mean more interesting jobs for workers, more knowledgeable customers, and citizens who have a voice in the decisions their government makes
Business & Management

Management Gurus (Penguin Readers 4)

David Evans , Penguin , 2000
From the factory and the boardroom to governments, schools and hospitals, management ideas influence almost every aspect of our lives. But what is the job of a manager? Is business really about people or profit? And is management an art or a science? An introduction to the main ideas of management through the lives of some of the most important thinkers in the history of business including Frederick Taylor, Alfred Sloan, Peter Drucker and Tom Peters.
Business & Management

Women in Business (Penguin 4)

David Evans , Penguin , 2001
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the idea of women in business seemed strange. Today more and more women are reaching the top of business life. This book tells the business stories of five very different women: Coco Chanel, Hanae Mori, Anita Roddick, Oprah Winfrey and Madonna. As well as providing listening and reading practice at intermediate level, listening the the cassette while reading can help to improve pronunciation by recognising the features of spoken English in relation to the written text.
Business & Management

Grammar

Build Your Business Grammar

Tim Bowen , Language Teaching Publications , 1999
This is an intermediate practice book, which covers most of the key areas of English grammar presented in business contexts for students of business English.
Business & Management
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  • 1890
  • Grammar
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Oxford Business English - Grammar and Practice

Michael Duckworth , Oxford University Press , 2002
Many business or professional courses in Business English have to focus on specific skills and language terms. They are unable to cover all the basic grammatical areas that more general courses can cover. Grammar and Practice fills this gap by dealing with the most common language problems that students will meet at this level, and by providing practice that may be used by the teacher in class or by the student for homework or self-study. This book is intended for students of business English.
Business & Management
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  • 338
  • Grammar
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2 C1

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Radio Recordings

Follow the Leader, Episode 1

Carolyn Quinn
Carolyn Quinn looks under the bonnet of leadership in this two-part series, from business to politics and sport. What traits do you need to become a great leader? Is leadership 'in the blood' or can you train people to develop the right skills?
Business & Management

Follow the Leader, Episode 2

Carolyn Quinn
Carolyn Quinn examines the psychology of leadership. Once you've secured your position as leader, how do you deal with the demands at the top? The level of media attention across all sectors, from politics to football, means that today's leaders are under more scrutiny than ever before. In the last episode, Carolyn explores the challenges of modern leadership, from stepping up to the top job, to stepping down.
Business & Management


In Business - DC Rider

Peter Day
What does it take to get an electric car off the ground? Lots of effort and endless patience, explains California-based inventor Lon Bell. He talks to Peter Day about his vision of transforming city life with the introduction of a new breed of electric vehicle. The all-electric, battery-powered electric car that Lon Bell designed is called the G-Wiz, and is now available in the UK.
Business & Management

In Business - Do It Like Deming

Peter Day
The cult of quality is now taken for granted in business. It was inspired by a single American guru, the late W Edwards Deming, whose ideas shocked the world when they were first picked up in Japan in the 1950s. But there's more to Deming than merely the pursuit of quality. And many of his other ideas still have the power to transform the way people work... and the way companies operate. That's what his disciples say, anyway.
Business & Management

The Reith Lectures 2005 - 01 Collaboration

Lord Broers
When I returned to this Engineering Department from the USA in 1984 my wife and I bought an historic and wonderful house some ten miles south of Cambridge. It was built around 1520, a date that could be substantiated to within a decade by the form of the oak beams that comprised its floors and ceilings. These had been shaped by iron blades that only lasted about ten years. Being someone of the present rather than the past I had not previously been much preoccupied with history but living in the splendid oak structure - like a fine sailing vessel that had gone aground - inspired me to wonder what had preoccupied the technologists and scientists of that age...
Business & Management
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The Reith Lectures 2005 -02 Innovation and Management

Lord Broers
When Ralph Waldo Emerson reputedly and memorably said that the world would beat a path to the door of a person who made a better mousetrap, he was perhaps being unduly optimistic, but at least he realised that the mousetrap had to be made and that it would not be sufficient merely to have an idea, or even a patent, for a better mouse trap. Ideas have to be proven to be useful, and the world told about them, before any paths are beaten. Profound changes have taken place in the development of ideas and their translation in to the market place and in my third Reith lecture I argue that this innovation revolution demands a new approach to research and product development...
Business & Management
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Special Interest

Cambridge English for Job-hunting

Colm Downes , Cambridge University Press , 2008
"Cambridge English for Job-hunting" is for upper-intermediate to advanced level learners of English who need to use English during the job application process. The course can be used in the classroom or for self-study. Ideal for working professionals and those new to the world of employment, the course develops the specialist language knowledge and communication skills that job-seekers need to apply for and secure jobs.
Business & Management

TV Documentaries

Dispatches - Britain's Bankers: Still Cashing In

Jane Moore
Britain's top bankers helped bring the economy to the brink of ruin; their gambling triggered thousands of job losses and exposed taxpayers to over a trillion pounds of possible risk. In this edition of Dispatches, journalist Jane Moore investigates exactly how much these former bosses have been rewarded for these failings - and how much they are still raking in.
Business & Management


Mark Zuckerberg - Inside Facebook

BBC 2
In just seven years, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his Harvard college dorm to running a business with 800 million users, and a possible value of $100 billion. His idea to 'make the world more open and connected' has sparked a revolution in communication, and now looks set to have a huge impact on business too.
Business & Management



The Foods that makes Billions - Episode 01: Liquid Gold

BBC 2
This major new series tells the untold story of how big business feeds us by transforming simple commodities into everyday necessities and highly profitable brands. The first episode tells the extraordinary story of how the bottled water industry has grown from nothing to become one of the biggest success stories in the modern food and beverage industry in just 40 years. With unprecedented access to the world's largest food and beverage companies, including Nestle and Danone, this is the inside story of how the bottled water business has become emblematic of an age of plenty in the West. With billions at stake, the market is fiercely fought over by the world's multinationals who promise us health, convenience and youth. It is natural and pure and sourced at minimal cost, its real value lies in the marketing and branding. Told by the Money Programme team, this film takes us to Hawaii, Japan, North America, France, Switzerland and Scotland to chart what lies behind the incredible success of this industry and explore what it tells us about ourselves.
Business & Management

The Foods that makes Billions - Episode 02: The Age of Plenty

BBC 2
This major new series tells the untold story of how big business feeds us by transforming simple commodities into everyday necessities and highly profitable brands. This episode tells the incredible story of how business has turned grain into one of the biggest success stories of the modern food industry. With unprecedented access to the world's largest food companies, including Kellogg's, this is the inside story of how breakfast cereals have transformed the way we eat and the way we live. This is the original processed, convenience food. It has ushered in a modern age of plenty in terms of choice and abundance. Cereals are cheap and abundant but their real value lies in the processing, advertising and marketing that goes into creating well known brands. It's a controversial business that both responds to and drives our changing relationship with food and our obsession with health. The Money Programme team tells the story of a business that has helped shape the modern world of business and advertising we know today.
Business & Management