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Morgan Stanley to Rate Employees With Adjectives, Not Numbers

Morgan Stanley to Rate Employees With Adjectives, Not Numbers | Business Studies | Scoop.it
The Wall Street firm said it was overhauling performance evaluations in several ways, including discarding a numerical scale in favor of adjectives.
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Changing performance reviews what implications will this have on company culture?

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Chobani yoghurt boss gives 10% of his shares to workers - BBC News

Chobani yoghurt boss gives 10% of his shares to workers - BBC News | Business Studies | Scoop.it
A windfall for staff at US yoghurt maker Chobani, after the firm's founder announces they will share a 10% stake in the company.
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How to motivate your employees

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Elon Musk just made a totally mind-blowing change to Tesla's strategy

Elon Musk just made a totally mind-blowing change to Tesla's strategy | Business Studies | Scoop.it
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the Business strategy of Elon Musk

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Watch: Taylor Rosenthal pitches his company 'RecMed' - Business - NZ Herald Videos

Watch: Taylor Rosenthal pitches his company 'RecMed' - Business - NZ Herald Videos | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Taylor Rosenthal is a budding Bill Gates. The 14-year-old's start-up company is so hot, he's already turned down a $44 million takeover offer. The high-school student from Alabama is the creator of RecMed, a vending machine that dispenses first aid products.
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A 14 year old entrepreneur with his medical vending machine.

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McDonalds releases questionably green 'Angry Birds' burger

McDonalds releases questionably green 'Angry Birds' burger | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Chinese McDonalds are releasing green and red burgers as part of an 'Angry Birds' promotion.
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Does this work as marketing?

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Gap Analysis: Identifying What Needs to be Done in a Project

Gap Analysis: Identifying What Needs to be Done in a Project | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Gap analysis is a great project management tool for determining what you need to do to meet a project's objectives.
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Gap analysis a very useful business tool

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Mattel shares jump on merger report - BBC News

Mattel shares jump on merger report - BBC News | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Shares in Mattel jump 8% following a report that the toy-maker has held merger talks with rival Hasbro.
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Should these businesses merge? What are the benefits to them of merging? The costs?
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Crowdfinancing | Thomson Reuters

Crowdfinancing | Thomson Reuters | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Driving innovation for the financial sector In the ‘80s movie “Back to the Future Part II,” our hero travels forward
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A good discussion on the changing landscape of business finance.
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How did Google become the world's most valuable company? - BBC News

How did Google become the world's most valuable company? - BBC News | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Google's parent company Alphabet has overtaken Apple as the world's most valuable company by market capitalisation. So how did Google do it?
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The growth of Alphabet as the world's largest company

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What these famous failures can teach you about entrepreneurship

What these famous failures can teach you about entrepreneurship | Business Studies | Scoop.it
33 examples of entrepreneurs who overcame failure before they succeeded.
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An interesting look at 'failure' and how successful entrepreneurs overcame it.

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This simple diagram explains how Apple thinks about its strategy

This simple diagram explains how Apple thinks about its strategy | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Apple wants to have the best computer in every class.
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Apple's product development strategy.

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VW told to rip up governance model as emissions scandal deepens - FT.com

Volkswagen needs to tear up its complex corporate governance structure in the wake of the emissions scandal that knocked a further 10 per cent off its share price on Wednesday, according to investors and governance experts. They called for a radical
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An overhaul of VW's governance is called for...more accountability required. They should aim for a change in culture. Where to now for this huge company?

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Ithaca Energy becomes first UK oil group to have credit lines cut - FT.com

Ithaca Energy has become the first UK oil company to have its available credit cut following the devaluation of its assets by its banks. The North Sea oil explorer announced on Monday that its lending banks had cut how much it can borrow from £625m
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When you borrow from a bank to finance your business they will use your asset value as an indicator of how much they can safely lend. For this UK Oil group their lending amount has been decreased based on the valuation of their assets.

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How Boots went rogue | Aditya Chakrabortty

How Boots went rogue | Aditya Chakrabortty | Business Studies | Scoop.it
The Long Read: Britain’s biggest pharmacy used to be a family business, dedicated to serving society. Now, many of the company’s own staff believe that its relentless drive for profit is putting the public at risk.
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The Philosophy of Boots...is it heading in the wrong direction?

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Apple loses trademark fight over 'iPhone' name in China - BBC News

A Chinese company is free to use the name "IPHONE" on its handbags and leather goods after Apple loses a trademark court ruling in China.
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What's in a name?-How much would you want to protect your brand?

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Nissan to take 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors - BBC News

Nissan to take 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors - BBC News | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Nissan will take a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in the wake of a scandal over fuel efficiency figures.
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The rise of Nissan

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Manchester United: Club post record third-quarter revenues

Manchester United: Club post record third-quarter revenues | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Manchester United report a 29.9% rise in third-quarter revenue, up to £123.4m from £95m a year ago.
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The business of sport...Manchester United is a good case study of Business in Sport.

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SWOT Analysis: Discover New Opportunities, Manage and Eliminate Threats

SWOT Analysis: Discover New Opportunities, Manage and Eliminate Threats | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Learn how to use business SWOT analysis to find your strengths and weaknesses, and the opportunities and threats you face. Includes template and example.
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Good explanation and application of the SWOT analysis

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Resources - The Method

Tim Woods, Overseas Family School, Singapore, OFS, Tim, Woods, MBA, IB, TOK, IB Business, IB Economics, IB Essay, TOK Essay, TOK Presentation, timwoods, timwoods.org
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A great site for Business and Economics students

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Coca-Cola Founders-backed Wonolo Raises $5.7 Million: Why is Wonolo’s Series A Round Such a Big Deal?

Coca-Cola Founders-backed Wonolo Raises $5.7 Million: Why is Wonolo’s Series A Round Such a Big Deal? | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Funding proves the Coca-Cola Founders model of co-creation is working, according to David Butler.
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Co-creation of businesses is this the latest approach to business startups? Will we see more of these in the future?
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Family Business Sells Bottled Air To China

Family Business Sells Bottled Air To China | Business Studies | Scoop.it
The De Watts family says they are not ripping people off when they sell air to residents of China's polluted cities for £80 a jar.
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There is a market for everything. Some interesting product differentiation illustrated.
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15 Netflix Documentaries Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Watch

15 Netflix Documentaries Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Watch | Business Studies | Scoop.it
These films will teach you how to turn your vision into the next big thing.
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Business related documentaries that can inspire/provoke discussion.
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IB Business Management Textbooks and Resources Reviews

IB Business Management Textbooks and Resources Reviews | Business Studies | Scoop.it
IB Business Management Textbooks and Resources Reviews
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Very helpful reviews of the new textbooks and resources for the IB Business Management course.

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What Can the Avengers Teach us about Leadership and Team work

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What can we learn about Leadership from the Avengers

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Larry Page wants to grow Alphabet to a scale never seen before

Larry Page wants to grow Alphabet to a scale never seen before | Business Studies | Scoop.it
There's no comparison to Alphabet, which is exactly how he wants it.
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Larry Page discusses what he wants from the future of Alphabet. Will it become the goliath business he wants?

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