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Adapting to Change in the Workplace - Lesson and Activity
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This lesson focuses on the current business trend of adapting to change ...

This lesson focuses on the current business trend of adapting to change and how this trend impacts the workplace. First, use the report to teach your students about this concept and to find classroom implications of this trend. Then, lead the class in a discussion and an activity. A downloadable document of the action brief can be found in the Resource Library. For more action briefs such as this one, visit mbastatesconnection.mbaresearch.org and select "Action Briefs" under "Curriculum/Instruction."

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
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Lesson Plan
Author:
MBA Research and Curriculum Center
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Advertising Mediums
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This article discusses several different types of advertising media. It explains the ...

This article discusses several different types of advertising media. It explains the advantages and disadvantages of each type. The high level of detail and up-to-date examples makes it a great resource for students.

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Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
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Reading
Author:
Lyve Alexis Pleshette
Date Added:
05/18/2018
"The American Frankenstein."
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Inspired by Mary Shelley's novel about a man-made monster who turned upon ...

Inspired by Mary Shelley's novel about a man-made monster who turned upon its creator, this cartoon depicted the railroad trampling the rights of the American people. Agriculture

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U.S. History
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Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
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Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
"The Ancient Days Have Not Departed": Calvin Coolidge on the Spirituality of Commerce
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With his famously laconic style, President Calvin Coolidge captured the spirit of ...

With his famously laconic style, President Calvin Coolidge captured the spirit of the 1920s when he announced in a speech before the Society of American Newspaper Editors that "the chief business of the American people is business." Coolidge's aphorism revealed the centrality of commerce to the nation and its culture in the 1920s, even while it concealed some of the wrenching cultural changes that were required to accommodate a commercial civilization. Coolidge, as a son of rural Vermont and small-town Massachusetts, played a key role in reassuring people that the new business order was compatible with traditional American values. In this 1925 address to the New York State Chamber of Commerce, Coolidge mixed new prescriptions for a pro-business government with traditional homilies about the contributions of American business "to the spiritual restoration of the world." He insisted that "traditional" values could fit comfortably into a business civilization.

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U.S. History
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Primary Source
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Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
Andrew Carnegie's Ode to Steelmaking
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Known best by his knack for moneymaking, turn-of-the-century steel magnate Andrew Carnegie ...

Known best by his knack for moneymaking, turn-of-the-century steel magnate Andrew Carnegie nonetheless found a moment to pen a one-sided poetic tribute to the "eighth wonder" of the world--steel manufacturing in his Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, plant. This brief poem reflected how he (and other contemporaries) viewed the monumental process of steelmaking. The poem was notable for its use of passive voice and the absence of workers--miners, railroad men, or blast furnace crews--from the process by which "one pound of solid steel" came to be.

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U.S. History
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Primary Source
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Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
Bill Harley And Arthur Davidson: Innovation On Two Wheels - Wisconsin Biographies
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Resources, ideas, and opportunities combined at the turn of the century to ...

Resources, ideas, and opportunities combined at the turn of the century to enable Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson to realize their dream of building a better motorcycle. The company they founded as young men became one of the largest companies in Wisconsin.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at pbswisconsineducation.org/biographies.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Author:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate
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This is the first edition of the open text book Building a ...

This is the first edition of the open text book Building a Competitive Investment Climate on First Nation Lands. This textbook is for students who are First Nation and tribal government employees or students who would like to work for or with First Nation and tribal governments. The purpose of this textbook is to help interested First Nation and tribal governments build a competitive investment climate. Work began on this text book in early 2012 with a generous grant from the Donner Canadian Foundation. Financial support was also provided by the First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre.

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Business and Information Technology
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics
Date Added:
03/23/2015
Business Calculus
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This course provides an introduction to applied concepts in Calculus that are ...

This course provides an introduction to applied concepts in Calculus that are relevant to the managerial, life, and social sciences. Students should have a firm grasp of the concept of functions to succeed in this course. Topics covered include derivatives of basic functions and how they can be used to optimize quantities such as profit and revenues, as well as integrals of basic functions and how they can be used to describe the total change in a quantity over time.

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Calculus
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
10/13/2017
Business & Marketing Sources for Research
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A resource for credible Business and related sources that can be given ...

A resource for credible Business and related sources that can be given to students who conducting research in the discipline. The hyper-doc lists a variety of sources with links to websites. It is a downloadable, pdf file.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Jane Strong
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Business Model Canvas
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The Business Model Canvas (BMC) gives you the structure of a business ...

The Business Model Canvas (BMC) gives you the structure of a business plan without the overhead and the improvisation of a 'back of the napkin' sketch without the fuzziness.  The Canvas has nine elements: Customer Segments, Value Propositions, Channels, Customer Relationships, Revenue Streams, Key Activities, Key Resources, Key Partnerships, Cost Structure.  The Canvas is popular with entrepreneurs for business model innovation.  Fundamentally, it delivers three things: focus, flexibility, and transparency. 

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ross Toellner
Date Added:
02/14/2018
Business Planning - SWOT Analysis
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Students learn to prepare a SWOT Analysis for a new business venture. ...

Students learn to prepare a SWOT Analysis for a new business venture. Resources include a MindTools YouTube video, related article link, and SWOT Analysis PDF worksheet. This can be used as an exercise in business planning, or part of a formal Business Plan project.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jane Strong
Date Added:
06/08/2019
Business - Soft Skills
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Lesson includes links to business articles on "soft skills" in the workplace ...

Lesson includes links to business articles on "soft skills" in the workplace and related worksheet. WIth "Business - Soft Skills" worksheet, students will analyze their own soft skills and indicate how to further develop those skills. They will also compete a pair/share following their analysis.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jane Strong
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Business Writing
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This course allows students to develop effective written communication strategies specifically for ...

This course allows students to develop effective written communication strategies specifically for the workplace. From idea gathering to drafting to delivery, this course will prepare students to write a variety of documents, including memos, letters, and reports, tailored to professional audiences.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
10/10/2017
"Business . . . the Salvation of the World": Celebrating Big Business
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With his famously laconic style, President Calvin Coolidge captured the spirit of ...

With his famously laconic style, President Calvin Coolidge captured the spirit of the 1920s when he announced in a speech before the Society of American Newspaper Editors that "the chief business of the American people is business." Coolidge's aphorism revealed the centrality of commerce to the nation and its culture in the 1920s, even while it concealed some of the wrenching cultural changes that were required to accommodate a commercial civilization. An even more forceful publicist for the view that business and spirituality were compatible was Bruce Barton. The son of a Congregational minister, Barton co-founded one of the nation's largest and best-known advertising agencies. Barton's greatest fame, however, came from his 1925 best-selling book, The Man Nobody Knows, in which he crafted a new vision of Christ and Christianity that was not simply compatible with but organically connected to the business-oriented 1920s. Barton's aggressive efforts to merge business and Christianity may seem comical in the late 20th century, but his exertions were sincerely felt by him and sincerely received by many Americans. Edward E. Purinton's 1921 article, "Big Ideas for Big Business," from the magazine Independent similarly promoted business as "the salvation of the world."

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
The Canal Boat: Nathaniel Hawthorne Travels the Erie Canal
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In the decades after the American Revolution, improvements in transportation facilitated the ...

In the decades after the American Revolution, improvements in transportation facilitated the growth of internal commerce in the United States. State and local governments planned turnpikes, roads, and canals, and New York State built the grandest one of the era: the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal was constructed at public expense by thousands of laborers between 1817 and 1825. The canal stretched 364 miles from Albany to Buffalo and linked the new nation's heartlands in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley with New York City and the Atlantic coastal trade. Nathaniel Hawthorne recorded his travels along the waterway in this 1835 sketch, noting the traffic in goods and people along with the rise in commercial activity along its path. The canal and other improvements, however, also threatened farmers 'abilities to withstand the market's fluctuations and maintain local sufficiency.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
Charles Clark: From Rags to Riches - Wisconsin Biographies
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To Charles Clark, success meant finding ways to serve his family, community, ...

To Charles Clark, success meant finding ways to serve his family, community, and country. Clark is best remembered as a founder of the consumer products corporation, Kimberly-Clark, but his work in Neenah, Wisconsin, dates back to the 1850s when he worked in a furniture factory to help support his family while he simultaneously attended school. His values, hard work, and perseverance formed a life of contributions that inspired others to continue his work even after his death.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at pbswisconsineducation.org/biographies.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Other
Author:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
05/20/2019
"Come, brothers, you have grown so big you cannot afford to quarrel."
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William A. Rogers depicts Capital and Labor as evenly matched with Commerce ...

William A. Rogers depicts Capital and Labor as evenly matched with Commerce a beleaguered referee on a 1901 cover of Harper's Weekly. Variations on this theme frequently appeared in the Progressive Era's mainstream press. Commerce alternated with other allegorical figures like the nation" or the "public

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
Communicating Across Cultures, Spring 2005
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In an increasingly interconnected world, communicating across cultures is a crucial skill ...

In an increasingly interconnected world, communicating across cultures is a crucial skill in the international networks of business, science, and technology. Subject examines a range of communication styles and techniques resulting from different cultural norms and traditions. It begins with a general theoretical framework and then moves into case studies. Topics include understanding the relationship between communication and culture, differences in verbal and non-verbal communication styles, barriers to intercultural communication, modes of specific cross-cultural communication activities (e.g. argumentation, negotiation, conflict resolution) and intercultural adjustment. Case studies explore specific ways of communicating in Asian and European cultures. Graduate students are expected to complete additional assignments. Taught in English.It has become commonplace knowledge that globalization is one of the major forces shaping our world. If we look at the spread of information, ideas, capital, media, cultural artifacts--or for that matter, people--we can see the boundaries and borders that have historically separated one country or one group from another are becoming more and more permeable. For proof of this close to home, you need only to look at the composition of the MIT student body: 8 percent of the undergraduates and 37 percent of the graduate students are from 109 different countries. "Communicating Across Cultures" is designed to help you meet the challenges of living in a world in which, increasingly, you will be asked to interact with people who may not be like you in fundamental ways. Its primary goals are to help you become more sensitive to intercultural communication differences, and to provide you with the knowledge and skills that will help you interact successfully with people from cultures other than your own. We hope the course will accomplish those goals by exposing you to some of the best writers and scholars on the subject of intercultural communication, and by giving you a variety of opportunities to practice intercultural communication yourself. As you read the syllabus for this course, we hope you get a sense of our commitment to making this course a rewarding experience for you.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bernd Breslow
Lori
Widdig
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Current Liabilities (Notes, Sales Tax, & Payroll Taxes)
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Problem based accounting learning activity for notes and interest payable, sales tax ...

Problem based accounting learning activity for notes and interest payable, sales tax payable, and payroll.

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Business and Information Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Susan Moncada
Date Added:
11/09/2017
David Johnson Recalls the Shoemakers' Shops of Lynn, Massachusetts
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Traditional craft production centered around an independent master artisan, his journeymen, and ...

Traditional craft production centered around an independent master artisan, his journeymen, and the apprentice helpers who worked together in small shops. Apprentices worked alongside masters and received training in the "mysteries of the craft" in exchange for their labor. Journeymen looked forward to becoming proprietors when they accumulated sufficient capital and skill. In his Sketches of Lynn (1880), David Johnson recalled the masculine work culture and small-scale setting of the shoe industry in early-19th century Lynn, Massachusetts. With transportation improvements and growing commercial activity, manufacturing moved from small shops engaged in custom work to larger-scale production of ready-made goods. No area experienced greater dislocation than Lynn, where shops multiplied, the division of labor increased, and some masters opened larger central shops. Less skilled workers, including women and children, replaced journeymen, apprenticeship declined, and the world that Johnson described faded.

Subject:
U.S. History
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Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
"A Decent Home . . . for Every American Family": Postwar Housing Shortage Victims Testify before Congress
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New home construction declined dramatically during the Great Depression as rents rose, ...

New home construction declined dramatically during the Great Depression as rents rose, reaching an all-time high in 1940. A persistent housing shortage continuing into the early 1950s forced families to separate and apartment dwellers to "double-up." The housing reform movement, largely ineffectual in the 1920s and 1930s, gathered strength in the postwar period. Labor and veteran groups pressured Congress and the White House to enact a comprehensive housing policy with money for public housing and continued wartime rent control. President Harry S. Truman, echoing reformers, wrote to Congress, "A decent standard of housing for all is one of the irreducible obligations of modern civilization." Despite opposition from real estate interests, the Housing Act of 1949 passed. Although the Act called for the construction of 810,000 units of public housing over six years--and two additional housing acts in 1961 and 1965 promised substantial increases--by the mid-1960s, more people lived in substandard housing than in 1949. In addition, many blamed public housing itself for destroying neighborhoods and fostering social problems. In the following 1947 testimony before a joint Congressional committee, including Frank L. Sundstrom, Representative of New Jersey, created by anti-housing reform legislators to stall action, New Jersey spokespersons for tenants quoted the proposed Taft-Ellender-Wagner legislation and described housing conditions, while a number of tenants related their own difficult living situations.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
"Don't Smoke--Unless You Like It": A 1950 Case Against Antismoking
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Tobacco was promoted in Europe in the 17th century as a cure ...

Tobacco was promoted in Europe in the 17th century as a cure for a number of ailments, including toothache, fatigue, and joint pains, as well as a calming agent. Smoking for enjoyment, however, was mainly responsible for the growth of the tobacco industry. By the time the following Collier's article was published in 1950, a campaign to warn smokers--who by then made up more than half of the American population--of potential dangerous effects of smoking was underway. Opposed to these efforts, the author argued that scientific attempts to link tobacco products to lung cancer and heart disease had failed and that the antismoking crusade interfered with needed research into more likely cancer causes. In 1951, an important medical study in London concluded that smoking was "an important factor" contributing to lung cancer. Despite a growing antismoking movement, aided by a 1979 Surgeon-General's report linking smoking to heart disease and the classification of nicotine as an addictive drug by the Food and Drug Administration in 1995, over five trillion cigarettes were sold that year. Threatened with state and local class-action lawsuits, the U.S. tobacco industry agreed in 1998 to a consent decree that settled 37 pending cases, quieted future claims, and ended certain types of tobacco advertising.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
"Elevate Us to a Free and Independent Position": William J. Brown Looks for Work, 1831
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After the War for Independence, the northern states slowly abolished slavery. However, ...

After the War for Independence, the northern states slowly abolished slavery. However, the rising population of northern free blacks still faced significant obstacles in their struggle to achieve economic and social liberty. African Americans in New England remained concentrated in the seaport cities, often clustered in low-paying jobs. Successful entrepreneurs and skilled traders still faced discrimination as well as opposition from white wageworkers. William J. Brown had been born in 1814 into a free black family in Providence, Rhode Island. His father was a sailor and laborer and his mother was the daughter of an African-American slave and Narragansett Indian woman. William became an artisan and leader in Providence's African-American community. But he described his uphill struggle to find work and obtain respect from his fellow New Englanders in his autobiography Life of William J. Brown of Providence (1883).

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
Email Writing Activity for Sales Training -- How to Introduce Yourself to a Prospective Client for the First Time
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The activity will drive home the powerful idea of “give before you ...

The activity will drive home the powerful idea of “give before you get.” It’s also a perfect opportunity to have participants use the internet to research a company they plan to contact for sales purposes.Learning outcome: If participants want people to take an interest in their company, then participants must first show interest in the company they contact.----Special note: you have a sample pack activity that accompanies Danny Rubin's book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, a collection of 100+ templates for networking, the job search and LinkedIn.Each book features 40+ additional classroom activities on more in-demand topics, including:Email etiquetteNetworkingInternship/job search emailsResumeLinkedInPhone etiquetteSee the 100+ activities from the Rubin Education online curriculum (covers employability, business promotion and leadership)If you'd like to explore the additional material and learn about pricing, please fill out this short contact form and a Rubin Education learning specialist will follow up with you.

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Danny Rubin
Date Added:
06/20/2018
Entrepreneurial Finance, Spring 2011
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Entrepreneurial Finance examines the elements of entrepreneurial finance, focusing on technology-based start-up ...

Entrepreneurial Finance examines the elements of entrepreneurial finance, focusing on technology-based start-up ventures and the early stages of company development. The course addresses key questions which challenge all entrepreneurs: how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how should funding, employment contracts and exit decisions be structured. It aims to prepare students for these decisions, both as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. In addition, the course includes an in-depth analysis of the structure of the private equity industry.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schoar, Antoinette
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Equity Finance
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Private equity, venture capital, stock exchange listing: all are methods of raising ...

Private equity, venture capital, stock exchange listing: all are methods of raising equity finance. This unit looks at the processes used and the markets available across the world for raising such finance, as well as looking into the reasons why some companies choose cross-listing on stock exchanges.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/11/2007
Exploring Business
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The author's goals in writing Exploring Business were simple: (1) introduce students ...

The author's goals in writing Exploring Business were simple: (1) introduce students to business in an exciting way and (2) provide faculty with a fully developed teaching package that allows them to do the former. Toward those ends, the following features are included in this text:1- Integrated (Optional) Nike Case Study: A Nike case study is available for instructors who wish to introduce students to business using an exciting and integrated case. Through an in-depth study of a real company, students learn about the functional areas of business and how these areas fit together. Studying a dynamic organization on a real-time basis allows students to discover the challenges that it faces, and exposes them to critical issues affecting the business, such as globalization, ethics and social responsibility, product innovation, diversity, supply chain management, and e-business.2- A Progressive (Optional) Business Plan: Having students develop a business plan in the course introduces students to the excitement and challenges of starting a business and helps them discover how the functional areas of business interact. This textbook package includes an optionalintegrated business plan project modeled after one refined by the author and her teaching team over the past ten years.3- AACSB Emphasis: The text provides end-of-chapter questions, problems, and cases that ask students to do more than regurgitate information. Most require students to gather information, assess a situation, think about it critically, and reach a conclusion. Each chapter presents ten Questions and Problems as well as five cases on areas of skill and knowledge endorsed by AACSB: Learning on the Web, Career Opportunities, The Ethics Angle, Team-Building Skills, and The Global View. More than 70% of end-of-chapter items help students build skills in areas designated as critical by AACSB, including analytical skills, ethical awareness and reasoning abilities, multicultural understanding and globalization, use of information technology, and communications and team oriented skills. Each AACSB inspired exercise is identified by an AACSB tag and a note indicating the relevant skill area.4- Author-Written Instructor Manual (IM): For the past eleven years, Karen Collins has been developing, coordinating and teaching (to over 3,500 students) an Introduction to Business course. Sections of the course have been taught by a mix of permanent faculty, graduate students, and adjuncts.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Case Study
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Author:
Karen Collins
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Father Knows Best?: Strikers Denounce Pullman
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For workers at the Pullman Palace Car Company in the 1890s, home ...

For workers at the Pullman Palace Car Company in the 1890s, home was the company town of Pullman, Illinois, and rent was deducted from their wages. While owner George Pullman touted it as a model town, the men and women who labored there during the 1893 depression endured starvation wages, deplorable living and working conditions, and, worst of all, Pullman's paternalistic control over all aspects of their lives. Workers appealed to the American Railway Union (ARU), which organized a nationwide strike and boycott against Pullman. This statement from a Pullman striker, delivered at the June 1894 Chicago convention of the ARU, reflected the depth of the strikers' hatred of their employer and their commitment to the union.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
Finance & Economics: Back of Envelope Office Space Conundrum
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This 4-minute video lesson provides insite into the back of the envelope calculation of which office space to rent. [Core Finance playlist: Lesson 123 of 184]

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Finance Theory II, Spring 2003
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Continuation of Finance Theory I, concentrating on corporate financial management. Topics: Capital ...

Continuation of Finance Theory I, concentrating on corporate financial management. Topics: Capital investment decisions, security issues, dividend policy, optimal capital structure, hedging and risk management, futures markets and real options analysis. The objective of this course is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions. The course presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions. Each session involves class discussion, some centered on lectures and others around business cases.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jenter, Dirk
Date Added:
01/01/2003
"For the Further Benefit of Our People": George Pullman Answers His Strikers
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For workers at the Pullman Palace Car Company in the 1890s, home ...

For workers at the Pullman Palace Car Company in the 1890s, home was the company town of Pullman, Illinois, and rent was deducted from their wages. While owner George Pullman touted it as a model town, the men and women who labored there during the 1893 depression endured starvation wages, deplorable living and working conditions, and, worst of all, Pullman's paternalistic control over all aspects of their lives. Workers appealed to the American Railway Union (ARU), which organized a nationwide strike and boycott against Pullman. In this open letter in the Chicago Herald in June 1894, as the strike began, Pullman explained his motives for cutting wages during the economic depression of 1893.

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U.S. History
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American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
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Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
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11/02/2017
Foundations of Business Law and the Legal Environment
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Foundations of Business Law and the Legal Environment is an up-to-date textbook ...

Foundations of Business Law and the Legal Environment is an up-to-date textbook with comprehensive coverage of legal and regulatory issues for your introductory Legal Environment or Business Law course.

The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach.

The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with which they are already familiar with their clear, concise and readable style.

Business Law and the Legal Environment provides students with context and essential concepts across a broad range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal savvy necessary for business people to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials — and to their own lawyers.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Don Mayer
Date Added:
10/10/2017
"From a Child I Was Fond of Reading": Benjamin Franklin Becomes a Printer
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College education was rare in colonial America, mostly intended for young men ...

College education was rare in colonial America, mostly intended for young men entering the ministry. Artisans learned the skills and secrets of their trade through an apprenticeship to a master as Benjamin Franklin related in this excerpt about his education as a craftsman from his famous autobiography. After their service they became journeymen, hired for a time while they saved to open a workshop of their own. Franklin's father, with seventeen children, had to plan carefully in order to secure a niche for his youngest child, Benjamin. Printers stood near the top of the mechanical arts because the trade required literacy. Printers, clustered in the port cities, often formed a network of interrelated families; Benjamin's brother James was a master before him. Benjamin quickly learned the printing trade and ventured out into independent activities. Armed with his valuable training and a penchant for independence, he never finished his term of service and instead moved on to ply his trade in Philadelphia and London.

Subject:
U.S. History
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Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
GM Rejects Reuther's Call to "Open the Books": The Post-WWII Strike Wave
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The end of World War II unleashed a new "war" at home--a ...

The end of World War II unleashed a new "war" at home--a war that pitted workers against employers. The year following V-J day saw more strikes than any other twelve-month period in American history: 4,630 work stoppages involving 5 million strikers and 120 million days of lost work. One of the most revealing of the postwar confrontations between labor and capital came in the November 1945 strike by 320,000 autoworkers against the nation's largest corporation, General Motors. UAW leader Walter Reuther took a new and radical negotiating stance, arguing that GM could afford to increase wages without increasing prices. In the process, Reuther challenged what had been a fundamental corporate prerogative to set its own prices. GM sharply rejected his demand that they "open the books" and show why they couldn't afford both lower prices and higher wages. That confrontation was captured in this transcript from one of the negotiating sessions.

Subject:
U.S. History
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Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
Genomics, Computing, Economics, and Society, Fall 2005
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This course will focus on understanding aspects of modern technology displaying exponential ...

This course will focus on understanding aspects of modern technology displaying exponential growth curves and the impact on global quality of life through a weekly updated class project integrating knowledge and providing practical tools for political and business decision-making concerning new aspects of bioengineering, personalized medicine, genetically modified organisms, and stem cells. Interplays of economic, ethical, ecological, and biophysical modeling will be explored through multi-disciplinary teams of students, and individual brief reports.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Church, George McDonald
Date Added:
01/01/2005
George Hewes' Recollection of the Boston Massacre
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Beginning in the mid-1760s, colonists began taking to the streets in Boston ...

Beginning in the mid-1760s, colonists began taking to the streets in Boston and other port cities. Crowds of artisans and laborers joined the elite in protesting British policies, although their differing points of view revealed the divisions within colonial society. Protests mounted in 1767 when Britain passed the Townsend Act, which included a series of unpopular taxes. In Boston, resentment and tension also grew over the presence of British troops, quartered in town to discourage demonstrations, who were also looking for jobs. A private seeking work at a ropemakers' establishment sparked a confrontation on Boston's King Street. When some in the crowd pelted the assembled British soldiers, the troops opened fire; five colonists were killed and six wounded. George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker, participated in many of the key events of the Revolutionary crisis. Over half a century later, Hewes told James Hawkes about his presence at the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.

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U.S. History
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Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
Global Business - Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions
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In this lesson, students will analyze and compare the culture of a ...

In this lesson, students will analyze and compare the culture of a chosen country to our country. Using the Hofstede Insights tool and attached rubric, student will write a 5 paragraph essay with their analysis.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jane Strong
Date Added:
06/10/2019