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Evening Librarian Liaison for School of Business, Logistics & Supply Chain School of Health Sciences

Economics : an A-Z guide

51elahxzojl._sx323_bo1204203200_By Matthew Bishop
Call number: HB62 .B57 2016
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Economics is all around us, crucial to every aspect of our lives. But how many of us know what an absolute advantage or a zero-sum game really is?

The Economist‘s A-Z guide to economics explains the most important economic terms and concepts. Written with the clarity and wit for which the newspaper is renowned, it features bite-sized overviews of essential economic ideas.

If you need to understand why a country’s balance of payments is such a big deal, whether deflation is always a bad thing or exactly why John Maynard Keynes or Milton Friedman were so influential, then dipping into this guide will provide the answers.

Primer, glossary, dictionary and reference, this book offers everything you always wanted to know about economics but were afraid to ask.

Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s For Dummies

515gf7fncjl._sx397_bo1204203200_By Eric Tyson
Call number: HG179 .T982 2018
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Millennials often confront greater difficulties—including economic uncertainty and student debt—than those who came before them. This new financial responsibility can be intimidating, and many people are unsure where to begin. Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies will help Millennials to be confident about managing their finances and get on a clear path toward financial security.

Inside, trusted financial advisor Eric Tyson shows students and recent grads how to make smart financial decisions in order to pay off student loans, avoid any additional debt, and create a solid plan to ensure their financial success. From avoiding common money mistakes to making informed investment choices, Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies covers it all!

  • Build a foundation through smart spending and saving
  • Rent, buy, or sell a house
  • File taxes the right way
  • Protect your finances and identity in the digital world

Get ready to forge your own path to financial security!

Megatech

61tpj6nvkdl._sx311_bo1204203200_Technology in 2050

By Daniel Franklin
Call number: T174 .M44 2017
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In the not-too-distant future, we’ll be plugging our brains into the internet, replacing our worn-out body parts, and eating meat grown in a lab. If we’re lucky, we’ll be living in a world of more productivity, more energy, and more equality—and if we’re not, we’ll be facing the profound threat of nonexistent privacy, ecological collapse, and nuclear proliferation. Of course, we can’t know the future, but Megatech: Technology in 2050 is a mind-clearing guide to the possibilities.

In this bold new book, Daniel Franklin brings together today’s most innovative scientists, leaders, thinkers, and writers to imagine how future technology will develop and shape our lives. Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek expects a rapid acceleration of scientific discovery, and Melinda Gates envisions a smartphone in the hand of every woman. Meanwhile, Benjamin Sutherland warns of military robots, and Leo Mirani sees smart glasses on every person’s face. The result is a thought-provoking collection of insight and imagination that will inspire us to make the most of future opportunities just as it motivates us to tackle the environmental, economic, and social challenges ahead.

10 skills for effective business communication

51skcqgj1hl._sx331_bo1204203200_Practical strategies from the world’s greatest leaders

By Jessica Higgins
Call number: HF5718 .H52 2018
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Effective business communication is a skill that anyone can develop. From interview strategies to high-stakes negotiation tactics, 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication offers practical strategies to improve communication skills and help you succeed in your career.

Equal parts research and actionable advice, this book applies effective strategies from the world’s most successful professionals to common workplace scenarios. With step-by-step guidance and simple exercises, you’ll learn why, how, and when to use fundamental communication skills to successfully navigate any situation.

Learn how to listen from a Microsoft CEO, or gain the confidence to network your way into any room with advice from a renowned venture capitalist―10 Skills for Effective Business Communication teaches you these skills and more, with:

  • 10 essential communication skills that empower you to masterfully handle pivotal moments in your career
  • Actionable exercises to practice and improve your communication skills right away
  • Clear explanations of the social psychology behind communication skills
  • Inspirational success stories that highlight communication skills from some of the world’s greatest business leaders including Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins, and more

Advance your career and set yourself up for success with effective communications skills from 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication.

Payroll management

41retpjz9sl._sx348_bo1204203200_By Steven M. Bragg, CPA
Call number: HG4028.P5 B63 2017
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This book shows the accountant how to improve the functions of the payroll department, enhancing efficiency and reducing error rates. Topics covered include time tracking, payroll processing, procedures, controls, and recordkeeping. The book also addresses the United States payroll regulations and reporting requirements related to compensation, benefits, payroll taxes, and tax remittances. It is updated annually for the latest payroll regulations. Payroll Management is ideal for anyone new to payroll, or who wants to enhance an existing system.

Purchasing guidebook

41j0lsqe0nl._sx348_bo1204203200_Practical applications

By Steven M. Bragg, CPA
Call number: HF5437 .B73 2018
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The purchasing function has a dramatic impact on the profitability of a business, and so must be carefully managed. The Purchasing Guidebook is an essential tool for doing so, since it shows how the department’s performance can be fine-tuned. The course focuses on supplier selection and management, the competitive bidding process, negotiations, and contract management. It also addresses the many ways in which purchasing can be used to control costs in the areas of inventory management, logistics, and quality, while also providing the financial tools to improve a number of purchasing decisions. In short, the Purchasing Guidebook is a required toolkit for the purchasing professional.

Business plan quick start guide

51dxkkqtpwl._sx331_bo1204203200_The simplified beginner’s guide to writing a business plan

By ClydeBank Business
Call number: HD30.28 .B8446 2016
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While you might have a great idea for a business of your own, chances are there are simply too many factors to keep track of in your head. This simplified beginner’s guide to writing a business plan will help you to write down and formalize your business goals and methods for building a business.