Business Book Summaries

  • This work offers a summary of the book «AUTOMATIC WEALTH FOR GRADS... and Anyone Else Just Starting Out» by Michael Masterson.

    After finishing university, most students dream of becoming financially independent by finding a good job. Masterson, a highly published author and well-seasoned business entrepreneur, has a substantially more ambitious vision of financial independence than more students even aspire to. He believes that people should earn ten times what they need to live on each year in order to live off interest generated by investments. After much experience in the matter, Masterson has proposed a fail-safe principle - you should commit to saving 15% of everything you earn and spread it across five important areas which will increase your wealth.

    This succinct summary includes key quotes from Masterson's book, including one where he defends his focus on 'becoming rich'. He says that it is not the be all and end all of life, but it certainly makes life more enjoyable and can be achieved more easily than you think once you set the wheels in motion. It is simply about learning how to save and invest the right proportion of your income to see long-term rewards! This is a really helpful and practical read for college students or recent graduates.

  • This work offers a summary of the book «ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW IN BUSINESS I LEARNED AT MICROSOFT: Insider Strategies to Help You Succeed» by Julie Bick.

    Microsoft is one of the successful companies in the world, and is often considered to be a shining example of a business that is able to change quickly and effectively to accommodate shifts in the market. The intense, dynamic working environment is filled with highly motivated and hard-working individuals, making it a superb place to learn strong management skills.
    With her experience as a senior product manager for Microsoft, Julie Bick brings Microsoft's management strategies under the microscope to identify what works and what doesn't. She outlines all she has learnt on running a business, being a good manager, being a strong communicator and managing a career - all lessons learnt at Microsoft. Each section is broken down into simple and actionable lessons, from how to give constructive feedback to always keeping an up-to-date resume. Whilst an experienced manager might find this summary a little obvious, it is certainly a good starting point for an aspiring or less experienced manager, or someone in the early stages of their career.

  • This work offers a summary of the book «ABCs OF e-LEARNING: Reaping the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls» by Brooke Broadbent.

    With computers and Internet being so widely accessible, the digital space a perfect vehicle for cost-effective learning. Electronic learning, or e-Learning as it is known, has not been half as successful as it could be. Apart from its wide reach and cost effectiveness, it has many other benefits including its adaptable structure, its interactive nature, its flexibility, and most interestingly the fact that it is non-linear meaning participants can skip material or specify the order in which they learn, something that cannot be tailored in the classroom. Thanks to all these advantages, e-Learning is becoming increasingly popular, at all levels of education.

    In this summary of ABCs Of E-Learning, Brooke Broadbent helps to dissect the different forms of e-Learning and explains how to plan and roll out successful e-Learning courses with solid, measurable results. «.e-learning can enhance the bottom line by making an organization more productive, saving money, and providing learners more access to more training.»

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