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The economics of video games

The economics of video games | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Some multiplayer video games have now become so massive and complex that companies are hiring economists to make sure their virtual worlds aren't wracked by hyperinflation and chaos. At the same time, economists are realizing that they might be able to revolutionize their field by studying video games more closely. An in-depth look at an unlikely partnership.
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A great article for IB Business Management Students

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Sergey Brin & Larry Page: Inside the Google Brother's Master Mission

Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- BLOOMBERG GAME CHANGERS follows Sergey Brin and Larry Page from their first meeting at Stanford to the new media mega-company on
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A range of videos exploring the major theme of IB Business Management of Innovation

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5 Tips to Handling the Business Management Extended Essay

The business management extended essay is a very interesting and rewarding extended essay option. Though the BM EE presents each writer with a massive rang
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A great video for students in IB Business Management being introduced to their Extended Essay. From a Student's point of view.

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GCSE Business Studies Unit 1 Revision - A Closer Look - YouTube

A closer revision guide to some of the key questions from the AQA GCSE Business Studies paper.
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Some youtube videos that are good for either IB Business Management and/or IGCSE Business Studies

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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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Ansoff's Matrix (Revision Presentation) | tutor2u Business

Ansoff's Matrix (Revision Presentation) | tutor2u Business | Business Studies | Scoop.it
Ansoff's Matrix is a classic model of marketing and business strategy that business students can use very effectively in their exams. This revision…
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A great presentation as revision on Ansoff's Matrix for IB Business Management students

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Steve Jobs Profile: How a Dreamer Changed the World

Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, GAME CHANGERS reveals the many layers of the intensel
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An interesting series of videos for IB Business Management looking at the major theme of Globalisation.

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IB Business: Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances

Flipped Classroom video for Unit 1.7 of IB Business and Management Book: Growth & Evolution. See also Four generic strategies
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For a Flipped classroom on Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures

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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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