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The Top MBA Books Everyone Should Read

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Those looking towards getting their MBA either by going to regular classes or doing their MBA online will need to get the latest skills on how the new economy is working. Since not all MBA's are the same, it is a matter of skills and insight acquired that will dictate whether they will get the best jobs out there.

There is only one way to get the knowledge needed to compete at a global level and that is by reading the most concise books out there that cover the most current material.

The following are just a few of the best MBA books to read:

Capitalism and Freedom- was penned down by Nobel Prize winning Laureate Milton Friedman. This document which was released in 1962 attested to the fact that the greater freedoms a person had the stronger the economy was . In essence the more government interfered with the way people conduct business with one another the more harm it did for the market. While people do try to protect others with the best of intentions the free market is the best protection for both seller and buyer.

The Competitive Advantage Of Nations- This book highlights how various nations have inherent advantages over others. Since we live in a global economy, the economic advantages and disadvantages become very apparent. Also, this is where some governments try to enact protection measures by charging fees on imported goods in the hope of giving the local firms an advantage over foreign suppliers.

Made In America- Is the story of Sam Walton who built the largest retail empire in the world. We all know his business as Walmart ® Which now has become a multinational force that shows no signs of slowing down. Walton understood the need for consumers to have a place to go and find all the products they needed at the lowest prices possible. He started off with the five and ten stores and grew a global brand from humble beginnings.

The reason all prospective MBA graduates must read these and other books is to take the lessons from the past that were learned the hard way and apply them to real world solutions. By taking action and reading these books a person will be able to be more informed and better equipped to compete for the top jobs in the market.

Style of Writing from Business Communication Book of SMU MBA

Sunday, August 7, 2011

There are some important instructions about style of writing from Business Communication Book of SMU MBA. We already have shared some other topics also from the book like writing of press release and writing of resume.

Style of Writing:

Take much care of what you say and how you say it.

Avoid shortcuts or pop-conventions of e-mail culture like lower case letter at the beginning of a sentence: ‘i’ instead of I, ‘ur’ instead of your, etc. will make a poor impression.

If you know the person to whom you are writing you may begin with his/her name followed by a colon.

If you don’t know the person or are in very formal terms, start with the conventional format that is discussed earlier. Close with the corresponding closing.

The content should be structured in the same way as you would, in a formal letter.

Confidentiality: Keep your formal mails confidential by avoiding any message that you would not want others to read.

Permanence: Since the networks are not fail-safe, don’t consider the files that you have sent or received as ‘safe.’ Print out hard copies of anything that is very important.

Commercial Sensitivity: Don’t send commercially sensitive material by e-mail.

Contractual Material: Avoid sending contractual material by e-mail. Even if you have to send it, follow it up with hard copies.

Attachments: While sending and receiving, scan for virus. If files are large, zip them.

Unnecessary Messages: Don’t send unnecessary messages, while forwarding to large groups. It can cause irritation to the receiver, who is not concerned with your massage.

Content of Auto Signature:

Your auto-signature should contain your name, address of your institution, telephone/fax numbers. You can also include the URL of a personal website.

You need to follow these instructions as style of writing while writing a letter, message or email. This must be followed for the better impact.

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