Business Analysis (4th ed.) by Debra Paul; James Cadle; Malcolm Eva; Craig Rollason; Jonathan HunsleyAll organisations need to respond to the challenges within today's highly competitive global economy. Business analysts are at the forefront of these responses, enabling the development of practical, creative and financially sound solutions that address business problems and grasp new opportunities. The fourth edition of this bestselling publication provides comprehensive guidance for business analysts, encompassing the essential concepts, frameworks and techniques needed to provide professional business analysis services. Key topics covered include the strategic context, investigating business situations, managing stakeholders, improving processes and defining requirements. New topics in this edition include the service view of business analysis, the strategic context and enterprise architecture, customer experience analysis and design thinking.
Business Model You: The One-Page Way to Reinvent Your Work at Any Life Stage by Timothy Clark; Alexander Osterwalder; Yves Pigneur; Bruce Hazen; Alan SmithGLOBAL HIT*Finally, a book that shows you how to replace career uncertainty with career confidence, step-by-step Before they make important decisions, entrepreneurs, scientists, and other professionals maximize results and minimize risk by testing future scenarios using models. Now you, too, can use models to test career decisions: with the single-page visual method that's already helping hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide. Careers were complicated enough before explosive changes swept the world, igniting even greater complexity and triggering uncertainty--along with hidden opportunities. All of this compels professionals to reinvent how they work. But how? The key is to draw a visual "picture" of your work--a model--that quickly gives you an entirely new understanding of what your work means to employers, customers, colleagues--and you. This model instantly triggers new insights and identifies next career moves you can make with confidence. Readers of the first edition of Business Model You will find this all-new, full-color book deepens their understanding of the method with new tools and techniques including the Work Model Canvas, Outward Focus, Third Objects, The Three Questions, the "Passion" Myth, the Valuable Work Detector, and Reasons to Choose You. Examples covering 50 occupations in both commercial and not-for-profit sectors are features, all alphabetically indexed at the front of the book. A global hit available in 20 languages, Business Model You pioneered the model-based approach to work reinvention that's been adopted for use by thousands of corporations, universities, and not-for-proit organizations worldwide. Want to replace career uncertainty with career confidence? Reinvent the most important model of all: Business Model You.
Publication Date: 2022-11-01
Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Earn Your Freedom and Do Work That Matters by Steve GlaveskiMake the leap and become an entrepreneur today Are you living for the weekend? Are you dissatisfied at work? Are you itching to do something that is important to you? How can you avoid the pitfalls that many first-time entrepreneurs have fallen into? How do you explore whether entrepreneurship is right for you without giving up your day job? Employee to Entrepreneur is your guide to leaving your job behind and building something for yourself. Author and employee-turned-entrepreneur Steve Glaveski, shows you how to navigate the challenges, find the entrepreneurial success that is right for you and become a better person along the way. Employee to Entrepreneur combines storytelling with a step-by-step framework to teach you how to effectively explore and leverage entrepreneurship to gain freedom, fulfillment and financial security. understand what you want to do by first understanding yourself explore if entrepreneurship is right for you without giving up your day job avoid the common pitfalls faced by first-time entrepreneurs fund, test and prioritise your ideas in a fast and cost-effective way develop the mindset to succeed in your business. If you're ready to leave your cushy employee life behind and build a business and a life you believe in, reading this essential guidebook is your first step to making it happen.
Publication Date: 2019-01-09
Porter's Five Forces: Understand Competitive Forces and Stay Ahead of the Competition by 50minutes"Understand competitive forces and stay ahead of the competition This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding and implementing Porter's five forces, providing you with the essential information and saving time. In 50 minutes you will be able to: * Understand the five forces that affect profitability and analyze each force in depth in relation to your company * Analyze the intensity of the competition within an industry and how this affects your business * Increase or maintain your competitive advantage according to the analysis ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | Management & Marketing 50MINUTES.COM provides the tools to quickly understand the main theories and concepts that shape the economic world of today. Our publications are easy to use and they will save you time. They provide elements of theory and case studies, making them excellent guides to understand key concepts in just a few minutes. In fact, they are the starting point to take action and push your business to the next level." Description from ProQuest Ebook Central
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Publication Date: 2018
Profit: Plan for It, Get It--The Entrepreneurs Handbook by H. R. HutterIf you want to take your business to the next level, then this book could lead you there. You most likely have a love for whatever area you have chosen as a focus for your business. This is a great start. However, many small business owners do not have the business and management background to make that business as profitable as it could be. In consulting with many of these small businesses, I found that a few simple business practices could be very beneficial to their growth. In this book, I will try to share some of these practices with you. This book is designed to help an entrepreneur increase his profit by introducing how he can use a simplified profit-and-loss statement of four to ten items as a tool to analyze his business from a financial perspective. He will be shown how he can use these items in a formula to help him plan and make decisions for future growth and profit. We will discuss skills and practices that have been used to improve sales, management, leadership, and planning skills. This book is designed to help you improve your profitability.
Publication Date: 2017-11-15
Successful Black Entrepreneurs: Hidden Histories, Inspirational Stories, and Extraordinary Business Achievements : Case Studies by Harvard Business School by Steven S. RogersLearn about the successes of Black entrepreneurs through a collection of unique case studies Successful Black Entrepreneurs is an insightful collection of Harvard Business School case studies about Black entrepreneurs succeeding in a variety of industries and through different routes, including start-ups, franchising, and acquisitions. The book also recognizes and celebrates Black entrepreneurial excellence, as it takes the reader through the stages of entrepreneurship, including ideation, raising capital, growing the company, and taking it public. In addition to identifying the positive aspects of Black entrepreneurship, the book also uses data, research, and anecdotes to highlight the challenges faced by Black entrepreneurs, including: An inability to access capital from traditional financial institutions like banks and private equity firms The requirement to practice "racial concealment" in the company of White customers in order to achieve success Perfect for students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and established business leaders, Successful Black Entrepreneurs provides practical perspectives from Black entrepreneurs about what it takes to succeed in business.
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Publication Date: 2022-02-15
They Don't Teach Corporate in College by Alexandra Levit"This book is loaded with solid information designed to demystify the business world." --Anne Fisher, Fortune They Don't Teach Corporate in College has resonated with hundreds of thousands of readers and is currently used as a text in corporations and universities across the country. Streamlined and made more accessible for the current generation of twenty-somethings, this new edition is for those that want to make a difference right now but lack some of the core skills to make it happen. Learn how to: Make the smartest career move right out of college. Establish a strong reputation by encouraging others to like and cooperate with you. Navigate your organization's social scene and practice cringe-free networking. Master skills that will take you anywhere, including goal setting and self-promotion. Combat negativity and cope with difficult personalities. Updated with fresh research, anecdotes, and resources, the book still maintains the no-nonsense perspective of a wise older sister who doesn't want you to have to learn the hard way.
Publication Date: 2019-09-01
Accounting for Business: Practicalities and Strategies by Roger Hussey; Audra OngThis book is not an introduction to accounting. It is an explanation of how accounting is used for pursuing business success and avoiding failure. All types of organizations keep some form of accounting records, whether it is an international conglomerate or a local charity concerned with the welfare of stray animals. The simple reason is that organizations do not want to go "bust" and they need to know how they can best understand and control the financial consequences of their activities. In addition, financial information enables organizations to strategize and make decisions that are in line with their mission and objectives. Much of the accounting information these organizations generate is provided to their stakeholders. Certain types of information are mandatory and legally regulated by regulatory bodies. International conglomerates must report to their stockholders, charities to their donors, and governments to the electorate. In this book, we concentrate on for-profit businesses, although most of our explanations and discussions can be applied to many types of organizations. In Chapter 1, we discuss different types of businesses and how this can determine the nature of the financial information that is generated and how it is used. We continue this theme in Chapter 2 that explains financial accounting, what is meant by that term, and how such information is used. Chapter 3 focuses on making business decisions internally. We explain the various decisions that businesses have to make. These can range from deciding on the price to charge for their products or services to downsizing or globalization. All of these internal decisions need financial information and this leads us to Chapter 4 Management Accounting. We explain the various techniques that can be used and how this financial information assists managers in decision-making. In our final chapter, we explain new developments that are taking place in and accounting and business and the effects they have on each area. Developments such as algorithms, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and big data are not just jargon but impact what businesses do and how we account for them. In each chapter we provide straightforward explanations without the use of jargon. We also include copious references so that readers who wish to pursue a topic further can do so.
Business Ethics: An Economically Informed Perspective by Christoph Lutge; Matthias UhlIn an increasingly globalized world, business ethics continues to gain importance as a field of study. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts of business ethics related to the economy as a whole, as well as more closely understood corporate ethics related to theindividual company. In contrast to more casuistic works on the topic, special emphasis is placed on a coherent theoretical foundation that puts economic analysis tools at the centre of the consideration. Both classical and experimental economic approaches and results are called upon. The importanceof often-neglected dilemma structures and the resulting implications for an ethics of the modern age are given wide scope, while special attention is also paid to the value of empirical research for business ethics. A substantial portion of the book is devoted to corporate ethics and explores issuesthat encompass corporate responsibility in the context of compliance, corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship, and creating shared value. This is intended to provide students and academics with an aid in the theoretical classification of the variety of concepts that often coexistincoherently in contemporary debate.As the topic has evolved, it has extended far beyond narrow disciplinary boundaries. This book is intended for students in the social sciences, particularly economics, business, and psychology, as well as the computer sciences, engineering, and the natural sciences.
The Business Plan Workbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating and Developing a Successful Business by Colin Barrow; Paul Barrow; Robert BrownLay down the foundations of a successful business venture through a thoroughly researched and competitive business plan. Based on tried and tested business methodology used at the leading business school, Cranfield School of Management, this 10th edition of The Business Plan Workbook guides you through all the necessary steps to constructing a winning business plan. This is a practical run-through of 26 key areas of development of strategic planning. It will allow you to think of these areas in isolation through the use of assignments that ensure you have stress-tested your business proposition. This guide covers how to- Come up with a winning business idea- Complete market and competitive research- Set up a winning marketing strategy- Forecast watertight financials and projections- Define realistic operations and staffing - Deliver an unforgettable pitch to potential backers and investors This new and fully updated edition includes 67 business case studies that show you how successful entrepreneurs have dealt with strategic planning in the past. The content has been streamlined to focus on the most critical parts of business planning, ensuring you spend time where it matters and stay competitive. With new information resources and financial planning consideration, this is an invaluable guide for entrepreneurs, business executives and students.
The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism by Hubert Joly; Caroline Lambert (As told to)A Wall Street Journal Bestseller Named a Financial Times top title How to unleash "human magic" and achieve improbable results. Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy and orchestrator of the retailer's spectacular turnaround, unveils his personal playbook for achieving extraordinary outcomes by putting people and purpose at the heart of business. Back in 2012, "Everyone thought we were going to die," says Joly. Eight years later, Best Buy was transformed as Joly and his team rebuilt the company into one of the nation's favorite employers, vastly increased customer satisfaction, and dramatically grew Best Buy's stock price. Joly and his team also succeeded in making Best Buy a leader in sustainability and innovation. In The Heart of Business, Joly shares the philosophy behind the resurgence of Best Buy: pursue a noble purpose, put people at the center of the business, create an environment where every employee can blossom, and treat profit as an outcome, not the goal. This approach is easy to understand, but putting it into practice is not so easy. It requires radically rethinking how we view work, how we define companies, how we motivate, and how we lead. In this book Joly shares memorable stories, lessons, and practical advice, all drawn from his own personal transformation from a hard-charging McKinsey consultant to a leader who believes in human magic. The Heart of Business is a timely guide for leaders ready to abandon old paradigms and lead with purpose and humanity. It shows how we can reinvent capitalism so that it contributes to a sustainable future.
Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business by Fred S. Steingold; David SteingoldThe all-in-one business law book Whether you're just starting a small business, or your business is already up and running, legal questions crop up on an almost daily basis. Ignoring them can threaten your enterprise--but hiring a lawyer to help with routine issues can devastate the bottom line The Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business has helped more than a quarter million entrepreneurs and business owners master the basics, including how to: raise start-up money decide between an LLC or other business structure save on business taxes get licenses and permits choose the right insurance negotiate contracts and leases avoid problems if you're buying a franchise hire and manage employees and independent contractors attract and keep customers (and get paid on time), and limit your liability and protect your personal assets. This new edition explains how to do all of these things, taking into account coronavirus implications. Whether you're a sole proprietor or an LLC or corporation, a one-person business operating out of your home, or a company with a large staff leasing space, this book will help you start and run a successful business. The 17th edition is completely updated with the latest business tax rules and best practices for running a home-based business.
Macroeconomics by Felipe Larrain B.An accessible introduction to the basics of macroeconomics and how it affects the local and global economies.Macroeconomics takes a broad perspective on the economy of a country or region; it studies economic changes in the aggregate, collecting data on production, unemployment, inflation, consumption, investment, trade, and other aspects of national and international economic life. Policymakers depend on macroeconomists' knowledge when making decisions about such issues as taxes and the public budget, monetary and exchange rate policies, and trade policies-all of which, in turn, affect decisions made by individuals and businesses. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers an introduction to the basics of macroeconomics accessible to the noneconomist. Readers will gain the tools to interpret such economic events as the 2008 financial meltdown, the subsequent euro crisis, and the current protectionist dynamics seen in some developed countries. The author, an academic economist and two-time Chilean Finance Minister, devotes a substantial part of his analysis to economic development, explaining why some countries achieve continuing economic growth while others become stagnant. He discusses the links between economic activity and employment; employment and unemployment rates; factors behind economic growth; money, inflation, and exchange rate systems; fiscal deficits; balance of payment crises; consumption and savings; investment decisions; fiscal policy; and the process of globalization and its macroeconomic implications.
Mission Possible: How to Build a Business for Our Times by Alexandre MarsIs entrepreneurship the path for everyone? No. But can anyone,no matter where they come from,become a successful entrepreneur if they choose to? According to Alexandre Mars,the answer is a resounding yes. Serial tech entrepreneur,millionaire and philanthropist Alexandre Mars gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it really takes to become an entrepreneur,and one who does good along the way, sharing tricks of the trade he learned over his career building companies (and selling them to the likes of Blackberry and Publicis) in the U.S. and Europe. Part of a new generation of philanthropists,Alexandre is one of the leading global entrepreneurial voices changing the way the business world thinks about money, its power and its purpose. Mission Possible reminds us that there's no one way to start and build a business. Bringing together a wealth of perspectives from dozens of today's top entrepreneurs from around the world,including the founder of Pinterest and the former Buddhist monk who created Headspace,readers will discover it is possible to make money and have a bigger mission too.
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