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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14027879 This article talks about the news of the World incident in the UK. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-14104349 This article lists all of Rupert Murdoch's media holdings world wide. Please read the 2 articles and comment on the following questions:
An important part of running a business is asking for, and receiving, constructive customer feedback.
An important part of being a year 11 teacher is very much the same. With that idea in mind, instead of completing a blog this week, I would ask that you complete the following survey.
The results will be used to review the successes, and otherwise, of the teaching and learning approach that has been undertaken this year.
I thank you in advance for your time and consideration in completing this activity
Due: Monday June 6, 20111
Find a current news article talking about success or failures in the SME world. Copy the hyper link into your response. You need to nominate:
Due: Monday May 30, 2011
Not compulsory viewing but for those of you who love iphones and ipads this is the latest idea in reading books online and I thought it was pretty cool...over to you http://www.ted.com/talks/mike_matas.html
As part of our conversations around what makes a successful SME business, we have touched on the ideas of reputations being built (and lost) on the back of stakeholders experience of your organisation. I came across this conversation at TED http://www.ted.com/conversations/2761/do_you_have_a_story_where_your.html and it made me think, the power of a smile can be immeasurable, especially for the impact in your business. Using the 5 W's tell me about a time when a smile has changed your perception of a business...especially why.....
There is also a separate video to watch if you are interested...http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_gutman_the_hidden_power_of_smiling.html?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2011-05-17
Due: Monday May 23, 2011
Being a techno geek pays big dividends according to this article. What considerations do you think Robert Murray would have had to think about when he started developing his game Firemint? Using the information covered in Business Planning powerpoint outline some of the necessary business areas he would have had to deal with.
Due: Monday 16th May, 2011
This is an article from Poynter a US journalism school. It discusses the key facets that make a good manager a good leader. Thinking about the business idea that you and your group came up with in term 1, identify at least 2 management principles that you think you will need to adopt to make this business successful and tell me why.
Due Monday May 9, 2011
An expose aired last year on ABC's Hungry Beast Program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfV6RzE30
Given Googles stated vision of "Do no evil" what strategies do you think management would need to consider to reconcile the conflicting interests of stakeholders?
Due: Monday April 4, 2011
Once a week I'll be posting a relevant news article. Please make sure you log your opinion - all opinions are valid and welcome