Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Brand Becker

Boris Becker retired in 1999 having won six grand slams and amassed tournament winnings of over £25m. He didn't stop there as he then begun building a successful career as an entrepreneur.   

UK Economic Outlook Getting Worse

Mervyn King says he is more 'pessimistic' about the eurozone and its effect on the British economy than he was in May

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Who are the top 10 grocery brands in the UK?

The Grocer magazine has released its survey of Britain's Biggest Brands, in association with Nielsen. Follow the link to countdown the top 10.

Welcome To Our Turf

The Olympics are fast apporaching and so brings the marketing campaigns from the many sponsors. This effor from British Airways is sure to catch peoples eye.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

How much for a cabbage?

Yes that's right $28 for a cabbage! See if you can pick out the classic economics in this story
Canada Food Prices

Inequality in Britain Narrowed Last Year

Inequality in Britain narrowed last year but only because the rich got poorer

Monday, 11 June 2012

Take Your Ideas Elsewhere...

Most governments say they want to encourage entrepreneurs. Yet when foreigners with ideas come knocking, they slam doors in their faces.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Has China's economy run out of steam?

Excellent article about the Chinese Economy - perfect for Yr.13 Global Economy

Let's Get It Started...

Black Eyed Peas singer and star of The Voice Will.I.Am certainly has a few entrepreneurial skills in his locker. He has announced that he plans to start his own car company in order to bring jobs back to East Los Angeles, where he grew up.

The Cartoon Economist

The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the world's only stand-up economist Yoram Bauman, PhD to create a book which takes an witty spin on some classic economic theory. Follow the link to check out the first chapter on-line.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Do Bank Holidays Cost The Economy?

Hope you have been enjoying the extended Jubilee celebrations, but what does the extra day off mean for the UK's balance sheet?

Wages in Football: What Recession?

If wage bills at top football clubs were a reliable indicator or economic activity, Europe would be doing just fine.

Up In The Air

In 2011 92.4m passengers travelled through Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta. It plans to get even busier due to a new billion-dollar terminal being built at what is already the world's busiest airport.

Squeezing Out The Doctor

America's specialist doctors earn ten times America's average wage. 
Good reading for Unit 3 Economics Work & Leisure.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Don't Speak With Your Mouth Full...

A KFC advert featuring call centre workers singing with their mouths full is the most complained-about UK campaign of all time, the ASA has revealed. Do you agree? Check out the other most-complained about adverts by following the link below...

Inside The Mind Of An Entrepreneur...

Interesting article from the economist about the traits & qualities of entrepreneurs