What You Need to Know About

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What You Need to Know About: Business Publisher's Summary

Business is big. Actually, it's often small and medium-sized too. But the point is that it matters - a lot. This book is designed to answer all those confusing questions that flit through your mind when you get to the business pages of the paper, and stop you from being embarrassed in job interviews.

It explains the things you really need to know about business, and will tell you:

  • What the point of business is
  • How what happens in the economy affects real businesses
  • What the law means for business
  • How to understand finance, accounting, shares, bonds, etc and other big numbers
  • How companies grow and why they merge (even though most mergers fail)
  • What HR departments actually do all day
  • Time management, motivation, leadership, communication skills, and all the other skills you'll need if you want to know what the view is like from the CEO's office

After listening to this book, you'll smile knowingly whenever the advantages of outsourcing, balanced scorecards, or Porter's 5 Ps come up in polite conversation.

©2010 Roger Trapp (P)2011 Audible Ltd
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    • What You Need to Know About: Business

    • By: Roger Trapp
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Business is big. Actually, it's often small and medium-sized too. But the point is that it matters - a lot. This book is designed to answer all those confusing questions that flit through your mind when you get to the business pages of the paper, and stop you from being embarrassed in job interviews.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • What You Need to Know About: Project Management

    • By: Fergus O'Connell
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
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    Become a master of project management! This book will help you to learn to define projects, be it at home or at work, and will explain how to make them happen. Start to plan, budget, and execute your projects and learn which behaviours to adopt in order to be a good project manager.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, in a Great Series. Perfect Performance.

    • By Joshua on 11-15-11

    Regular price: $11.72

    • What You Need to Know About: Marketing

    • By: Simon Middleton
    • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Marketing is shrouded in arcane mystery and buzzwords. It frightens many and bewilders others. Yet every business, from the hand-car-wash by the side of the road, to the world's most famous brands, engage in marketing every single day. This is an essential, reliable, speedy and up to date guide to the most robust and important concepts in marketing. This book shows you how to understand and do marketing without having to study a degree or a diploma in it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $16.35

    • What You Need to Know About: Economics

    • By: George Buckley, Sumeet Desai
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Economics matters. But with confusing things like GDP and interest rates, it’s often hard to get you head around. So What do you really need to know about economics?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exactly what the title says!

    • By Max on 08-15-11

    Regular price: $15.98

    • What You Need to Know About: Leadership

    • By: Jeff Grout, Liz Fisher
    • Narrated by: Sam Dale
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Business needs leaders. Every day, good and bad leaders make and break organizations. If you want to get anywhere in your career, showing leadership is crucial. So what do you really need to know about leadership? Find out: What it's all aboutWhy vision mattersHow you can build a great teamWhy leaders need to motivate and inspire the people around themHow to lead when the going gets tough.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • What You Need to Know About Starting a Business

    • By: Kevin Duncan
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Ever wanted to be an entrepreneur? Ever wanted to control what you do, when you do it and stop just making money for someone else? Now is your chance. Starting up a business has never been more exciting. This book explains what you really need to know to make your business a success. This is the book you need to swagger into the dragon's den full of confidence.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Get a different business book

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $14.74

    • What You Need to Know About Strategy

    • By: Jo Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Stuart McLoughlin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In any career in business, chances are that the time will come when someone will ask you to do a strategy for something. Too often, this will be a cue for stress at work and sleepless nights. What You Need to Know about Strategy shows that it doesn’t have to be like this. Taking you step-by-step through the basics of what you need to know to come up with a great strategy.... By cutting out the theory, and focusing on the things you need to know and do to come up with a killer strategy, this book means that you never need to panic again.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Had to force myself to finish listening

    • By Tom on 12-22-17

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