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Monkey Business » On a Mission to Make the World More Fun and Yellow

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We help people
to implement
new ideas!

Meille apinoille ihminen on tärkein.
Organisaatio on ihmisten päiden, käsien ja sydänten summa. Tavoitteenamme on saada sydämet ja päät toimimaan yhdessä entistä paremmin. Tällöin kädet vapautuvat ja uudenlainen tekeminen luo tekemisen kulttuurin.
Lähestymistapamme on muotoilullinen, eikä meillä ole valmiita vastauksia. Jokainen ongelma ratkaistaan yhdessä ihmisten kanssa, ihmisten tarpeisiin. Avullamme tekijät itse keksivät ratkaisut ja ideat omiin ongelmiinsa.

Tämä referenssi on ollut osa Kokeiluraportti 2/2015 -uutiskirjettämme. Käy vilkaisemassa koko kirje tästä. Emme voi kertoa organisaation nimeä tai hankkeen tarkkoja

Tämä referenssi on ollut osa Yellow Press – Kokeilut 1/2015 -uutiskirjettämme. Käy vilkaisemassa koko kirje tästä. Emme voi kertoa organisaation nimeä

Organisaatiot hakevat jatkuvasti uusia toiminnan muotoja. Toimintaympäristössä tapahtuvat muutokset edellyttävät valmiutta reagoida nopeasti, ketterästi ja tehokkaasti. On löydettävä se, missä

Vuodesta 2006 asti olemme Monkey Busineksessä tutkineet tulevaisuuden organisaatioita. Tutkimusmatkoillamme olemme toteuttaneet yli kaksisataa erilaista kehitysprojektia yli kahdessakymmenessä maassa, viidellä

Katri Viippola kertoo yllä olevalla videolla miksi on valinnut Monkey Busineksen avukseen jo kahdessa eri organisaatiossa.

Monkey Busineksen ensimmäinen virallinen iso keikka elokuussa 2007 oli Strategian lanseeraustilaisuus eräälle yritykselle Pieksämäellä. Se tarjoiltiin Tatulle ja Villelle verkoston

Monkey Business on teille oikea kumppani, jos: Haluatte muutosta toimintatapoihinne, yksinkertaisin keinoin. Haluatte, että muutos on vuorovaikutteinen ja osallistava – ihmiset saavat

Kolmas ydinteoriamme on kirjasta The Leadership Challenge.

Nonakan & Takeuchin kiteyttämä tiedon luomisen teoria on hyvä malli uuden tiedon synnyttämiselle. Tässä yksinkertaistettu malli. 1. Dialogi – käymme dialogia

Toimintamme ytimessä on dialogi. Dialogi on yhdessä puhumista ja ajattelua. Dialogin perusidea on yksinkertainen: kun yksi puhuu, niin muut kuuntelee.

Visiomme: Monkeyn visio on olla Suomelle paras lifestyle-osuuskunta. Teemme töitä sydämestä puhumisen ja välittämisen vallankumouksen puolesta. Meidän unelmamme Suomesta on intohimon


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Monkey Business » On a Mission to Make the World More Fun and Yellow

#monkey business

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We help people
to implement
new ideas!

Meille apinoille ihminen on tärkein.
Organisaatio on ihmisten päiden, käsien ja sydänten summa. Tavoitteenamme on saada sydämet ja päät toimimaan yhdessä entistä paremmin. Tällöin kädet vapautuvat ja uudenlainen tekeminen luo tekemisen kulttuurin.
Lähestymistapamme on muotoilullinen, eikä meillä ole valmiita vastauksia. Jokainen ongelma ratkaistaan yhdessä ihmisten kanssa, ihmisten tarpeisiin. Avullamme tekijät itse keksivät ratkaisut ja ideat omiin ongelmiinsa.

Tämä referenssi on ollut osa Kokeiluraportti 2/2015 -uutiskirjettämme. Käy vilkaisemassa koko kirje tästä. Emme voi kertoa organisaation nimeä tai hankkeen tarkkoja

Tämä referenssi on ollut osa Yellow Press – Kokeilut 1/2015 -uutiskirjettämme. Käy vilkaisemassa koko kirje tästä. Emme voi kertoa organisaation nimeä

Organisaatiot hakevat jatkuvasti uusia toiminnan muotoja. Toimintaympäristössä tapahtuvat muutokset edellyttävät valmiutta reagoida nopeasti, ketterästi ja tehokkaasti. On löydettävä se, missä

Vuodesta 2006 asti olemme Monkey Busineksessä tutkineet tulevaisuuden organisaatioita. Tutkimusmatkoillamme olemme toteuttaneet yli kaksisataa erilaista kehitysprojektia yli kahdessakymmenessä maassa, viidellä

Katri Viippola kertoo yllä olevalla videolla miksi on valinnut Monkey Busineksen avukseen jo kahdessa eri organisaatiossa.

Monkey Busineksen ensimmäinen virallinen iso keikka elokuussa 2007 oli Strategian lanseeraustilaisuus eräälle yritykselle Pieksämäellä. Se tarjoiltiin Tatulle ja Villelle verkoston

Monkey Business on teille oikea kumppani, jos: Haluatte muutosta toimintatapoihinne, yksinkertaisin keinoin. Haluatte, että muutos on vuorovaikutteinen ja osallistava – ihmiset saavat

Kolmas ydinteoriamme on kirjasta The Leadership Challenge.

Nonakan & Takeuchin kiteyttämä tiedon luomisen teoria on hyvä malli uuden tiedon synnyttämiselle. Tässä yksinkertaistettu malli. 1. Dialogi – käymme dialogia

Toimintamme ytimessä on dialogi. Dialogi on yhdessä puhumista ja ajattelua. Dialogin perusidea on yksinkertainen: kun yksi puhuu, niin muut kuuntelee.

Visiomme: Monkeyn visio on olla Suomelle paras lifestyle-osuuskunta. Teemme töitä sydämestä puhumisen ja välittämisen vallankumouksen puolesta. Meidän unelmamme Suomesta on intohimon


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Automobile History – Invention of the Automobile #history, #invention, #automotive, #automobile, #auto, #car, #inventor,

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In terms of the lives of average people, there is little doubt that the automobile is the most revolutionary invention in the history of transportation since the wheel. The basic premise of the automobile is simple; choose a wheeled vehicle from the many types typically pulled by horses or oxen, add a motor and create a self-propelled, personal transportation vehicle.

The earliest ancestor of the modern automobile is probably the Fardier, a three-wheeled, steam-powered, 2.3-mph vehicle built in 1771 by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot for the French minister of war. This cumbersome machine was never put into production because it was much slower and harder to operate than a horse-drawn vehicle.

Amedee Bollee, also a Frenchman, built an improved 12-passenger steam car in 1873, but the steam engine proved impractical for a machine that was intended to challenge the speed of a horse-and-buggy. The invention of the practical automobile had to await the invention of a workable internal combustion engine.

The milestone vehicle was built in Germany in 1889 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. Powered by a 1.5 hp, two-cylinder gasoline engine, it had a four-speed transmission and traveled at 10 mph. Another German, Karl Benz, also built a gasoline-powered car the same year. The gasoline-powered automobile, or motor car, remained largely a curiosity for the rest of the nineteenth century, with only a handful being manufactured in Europe and the United States.

The first automobile to be produced in quantity was the 1901 Curved Dash Oldsmobile, which was built in the United States by Ransom E. Olds. Modern automobile mass production, and its use of the modern industrial assembly line, is credited to Henry Ford of Detroit, Michigan, who had built his first gasoline-powered car in 1896. Ford began producing his Model T in 1908, and by 1927, when it was discontinued, over 18 million had rolled off the assembly line.

ON THE BOOKSHELF:
100 Inventions That Shaped World History
by Bill Yenne, Morton, Dr. Grosser (Editor) / Paperback – 112 pages (1983) / Bluewood Books
This book contains inventions from all around the world from microchips to fire. This is a really good book if you are going to do research on inventions.
Popular Patents
by Travis Brown / Paperback – 224 pages / Scarecrow Press (September 1, 2000)
Eighty stories of America’s first inventions. Each includes a sketch of the invention, a profile of the inventor and a glimpse of how the invention has found its way into American culture.

Wheels of Time: A Biography of Henry Ford (Limited availabilty.)
by Catherine Gourley / Library Binding – 48 pages / Millbrook Press – 1997
In association with the Henry Ford Museum to provide an accurate account of her subject’s life while relating an interesting story.
Setting the Pace: Oldsmobile’s First 100 Years
by Helen Jones Earley, James R. Walkinshaw / Hardcover / Publications International – 1997
Excellent information about Oldsmobile’s cars and people.
America on Wheels: The First 100 Years: 1896-1996
by Frank Coffey, Joseph Layden / Paperback – 304 pages / General Pub Group – 1998
Featuring three hundred archival color and black-and-white photographs, the companion volume to the PBS documentary chronicles the development of the American automobile, with contributions by past and present pioneers in the industry.
Classic American Cars

by Quentin Willson, Matthew Ward / Hardcover – 192 pages (October 1997) /DK Publishing
Celebrating 60 of America’s best-loved automobiles, this full-color car show spotlights the most glamourous cars of the golden era from 1945-1975.
The Art of the Automobile: The 100 Greatest Cars
by Dennis Adler (Photographer) / Hardcover: 256 pages / Harper Entertainment; (May 2, 2000)
Award-winning automotive historian, author, and photographer Dennis Adler takes you on a whirlwind tour through more than a century of automotive history, from the first production motorcar, the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwage, to fabled makes including Hispano-Suiza, Duesenberg, packard, and Hudson
My Father Mr. Mercedes ( Limited availability.)
by Guy Jellinek-Mercedes / Hardcover / G. T. Foulis Co (1966)
In next to no time he was the sole agent for Daimler outside Germany; in fact it was he who gave the name of his daughter to all the cars which he bought for re-sale from the Daimler Company thus establishing for all time the world-renowned car which carries the three pointed star. Later he was to add the name to his own and became known as Emil Jellinek-Mercedes

ON THE SCREEN:
Car Tech
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 100 Minutes / History Channel / Less than $30.00
This two-hour tour through the automotive future is peppered with exotic visions and groundbreaking engineering advances, from hyper-efficient vehicles with revolutionary drive trains to alternate fuel sources and the most radical designs currently coming off the drawing boards from Stuttgart to Detroit.

ON THE WEB:
DaimlerChrysler
The corporate site for the merged Daimler-Benz and Chrysler car companies. The most extensive corporate history site we have found on the web. Lots of COOKIES at this site.
(URL: www.daimlerchrysler.com)
Gottlieb Daimler
The man who is widely credited with pioneering the modern automobile industry apparently did not like to drive and may never have driven at all.
(URL: www.autonews.com/files/euroauto/inductees/daimler.htm)
Karl Benz
On January 29, 1886, Karl Benz registered his patent DRP 37435, for a three-wheeler with a four-stroke 0.9 PS engine. DRP 37435 patent today is recognized as the official birth certificate of the motor car.
(URL: www.autonews.com/files/euroauto/inductees/benz.htm)
Automotive Hall of Fame
The Automotive Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates accomplished individuals in the world-wide motor vehicle industry; a unique people place of innovation and inspiration.
(URL: www.automotivehalloffame.org)
European Automotive Hall of Fame
Provided to the public by Automotive News newspaper.
(URL: www.autonews.com/files/euroauto/index.html)
Mercedes Benz for Kids
The Mercedes-Benz kids site has an interactive museum where you can see and hear the very first cars! Great place to learn about cars in a fun and informative way. And, Cedy is a great host.
The Auto Channel
Their goal is to create what can currently best be described as an interactive television network; with full motion video, high quality audio, multi-point AV user communication, and comprehensive information archives.
(URL: www.theautochannel.com/)
Ford Motor Company
Everything you ever wanted to know about Ford Motor Company. Lots of COOKIES at this site.
(URL: www.ford.com)
Oldsmobile
The official web site of General Motors, Oldsmobile Division. The end of an era.
(URL: www.oldsmobile.com)

HOW IT WORKS:
How Car Stuff Works
by Marshall Brain at How Stuff Works courtesy of The Auto Channel .

DID YOU KNOW?:

  • January 29, 1886 For his three-wheel motor carriage Karl Benz receives the patent DRP No. 37435, the birth certificate of the automobile.
  • March 8, 1886 Gottlieb Daimler orders a coach from coach makers Wilhelm Wimpff Sohn in Stuttgart and has it equipped with a fast-running engine. It is the first four-wheeled automobile.
  • September 29, 1888 After acquiring the Daimler patent licenses for the U.S.A. the piano maker William Steinway founded the Daimler Motor Company at Long Island, New York.
  • The Selden automobile was never manufactured even though the first United States patent for an automobile was awarded to George B. Selden on an application filed May 8th, 1879. Selden licensed and collected royalities from all U.S.auto manufactures until a court decision in 1911.
  • Patent # 1,975,837 isssued October 9, 1934 for Ford V-8 Engine


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Accounting Software Can Be Fun #business #lookup


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Too many people are frustrated with the software they use. Why is that? Small business accounting software has been unintuitive and difficult to use for years. Business owners often find themselves chained to an old desktop in the back room labouring over the finances. With a system like that, it becomes obvious why people don’t have good visibility of their accounts.

Five ways cloud software makes accounting fun

  1. When statement lines from your bank account are fed into your accounting software automatically, you can see your cashflow in real-time.
  2. Being able to see bank balances, invoices, bills and expenses at a glance gives you a clear picture of your finances.
  3. View your accounts in the cloud so you can access them when you want, where you want, on any device.
  4. You’re free to be mobile – not chained to your desktop. When you can work on the same data as your advisors at the same time, there’s no need to share a computer or exchange files.
  5. Small business accounting software with free updates means there’s no need for installations or maintenance.

Accounting can be fun and addictive

Software that makes doing business a pleasure, can only be a good thing. Making money and seeing how your business is doing should be fun. If your software is intuitive, it can be addictive to use.

What this means for small business

When business owners use software that’s intuitive and easy, they are much more in tune with their financial situation. This means they can avoid problems and take action when it matters, not after the fact, when it’s too late. Adding to that, accountants and financial advisors are able to give them much better insight and advice, spotting future opportunities for growth.

When you get excited about using your accounting software, you’ll notice the positive effect it has on your business.


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Fun For Kids – What is the Stock Market? #start #business #ideas


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What is the Stock Market?

The stock market is an everyday term we use to talk about a place where stocks and bonds are traded meaning bought and sold. For many people, that is the first thing that comes to mind for investing. The goal is to buy the stock, hold it for a time, and then sell the stock for more than you paid for it.

How long do you hang on to stock? Investors who hold stock for 15 years or more usually succeed in the market. Stocks are long-term investments. But there are no guarantees.

What are stocks?

Stocks are units of ownership in a company.

Companies sell stock to get money to

  • Research better ways to make things
  • Create new products
  • Improve the products they have
  • Hire more employees
  • Enlarge or modernize their buildings

So just as the federal government sells bonds to raise money, businesses raise money by selling stock.

How it works

When you buy stock, you become a shareholder. which means you now own a part of the company. If the company’s profits go up, you share in those profits. If the company’s profits fall, so does the price of your stock. If you sold your stock on a day when the price of that stock falls below the price you paid for it, you would lose money.

Stock prices can rise and fall

In the stock market, prices rise and fall every day. When you invest in the stock market, you are hoping that over the years, the stock will become much more valuable than the price you paid for it.

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Monkey Business » On a Mission to Make the World More Fun and Yellow

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We help people
to implement
new ideas!

Meille apinoille ihminen on tärkein.
Organisaatio on ihmisten päiden, käsien ja sydänten summa. Tavoitteenamme on saada sydämet ja päät toimimaan yhdessä entistä paremmin. Tällöin kädet vapautuvat ja uudenlainen tekeminen luo tekemisen kulttuurin.
Lähestymistapamme on muotoilullinen, eikä meillä ole valmiita vastauksia. Jokainen ongelma ratkaistaan yhdessä ihmisten kanssa, ihmisten tarpeisiin. Avullamme tekijät itse keksivät ratkaisut ja ideat omiin ongelmiinsa.

Tämä referenssi on ollut osa Kokeiluraportti 2/2015 -uutiskirjettämme. Käy vilkaisemassa koko kirje tästä. Emme voi kertoa organisaation nimeä tai hankkeen tarkkoja

Tämä referenssi on ollut osa Yellow Press – Kokeilut 1/2015 -uutiskirjettämme. Käy vilkaisemassa koko kirje tästä. Emme voi kertoa organisaation nimeä

Organisaatiot hakevat jatkuvasti uusia toiminnan muotoja. Toimintaympäristössä tapahtuvat muutokset edellyttävät valmiutta reagoida nopeasti, ketterästi ja tehokkaasti. On löydettävä se, missä

Vuodesta 2006 asti olemme Monkey Busineksessä tutkineet tulevaisuuden organisaatioita. Tutkimusmatkoillamme olemme toteuttaneet yli kaksisataa erilaista kehitysprojektia yli kahdessakymmenessä maassa, viidellä

Katri Viippola kertoo yllä olevalla videolla miksi on valinnut Monkey Busineksen avukseen jo kahdessa eri organisaatiossa.

Monkey Busineksen ensimmäinen virallinen iso keikka elokuussa 2007 oli Strategian lanseeraustilaisuus eräälle yritykselle Pieksämäellä. Se tarjoiltiin Tatulle ja Villelle verkoston

Monkey Business on teille oikea kumppani, jos: Haluatte muutosta toimintatapoihinne, yksinkertaisin keinoin. Haluatte, että muutos on vuorovaikutteinen ja osallistava – ihmiset saavat

Kolmas ydinteoriamme on kirjasta The Leadership Challenge.

Nonakan & Takeuchin kiteyttämä tiedon luomisen teoria on hyvä malli uuden tiedon synnyttämiselle. Tässä yksinkertaistettu malli. 1. Dialogi – käymme dialogia

Toimintamme ytimessä on dialogi. Dialogi on yhdessä puhumista ja ajattelua. Dialogin perusidea on yksinkertainen: kun yksi puhuu, niin muut kuuntelee.

Visiomme: Monkeyn visio on olla Suomelle paras lifestyle-osuuskunta. Teemme töitä sydämestä puhumisen ja välittämisen vallankumouksen puolesta. Meidän unelmamme Suomesta on intohimon


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FUN Enterprises, Inc #fun #college #events


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College Events

For more than two decades the staff at FUN Enterprises, Inc. has been providing interactive entertainment programs on college campuses and universities. Not only do we provide high quality products and services, we work with you like a partner, not a vendor. Many of our staff members have backgrounds in student affairs and activities, as well as event planning. We understand what it is like to create an event, find volunteers, and create an engaging experience that students will want to participate. This is why we want to help you with entertainment ideas for college events!

Check out our list of FUN Programs. Call today 781-436-3187 .

We understand that our role is to participate in the educational process of what students do on their campuses. We work with Student Activities Advisors and help them navigate the event planning process with students. Many times, students are new to the process and need guidance when trying to book different types of entertainment. We are the first call advisors will make with their students as we help them through the process of getting pricing and organizing the entertainment portion of a function or event. We want a student’s first experience to be positive and successful, helping them to gain confidence in their student activities role.

Whether you are planning:

  • Weekday Series
  • Theme Week or Weekend
  • Special Events – such as a “no stress week” before finals
  • Family Weekend
  • Annual Homecoming
  • Alumni Weekend
  • October Fest or Spring Fest

Our goal is to work with you and your students to be as involved, or removed, as you want us to be. We are just as comfortable coordinating and producing the event as we are simply providing one of our novelty programs to provide that spark or special touch.

For years FUN Enterprises, Inc. has been making events and the people that produce them better. Isn t it time we helped yours?

FUN Enterprises – Because our BEST event is yours!

Amma Marfo was scheduled to give a PK talk at our Annual Drive-In, but got called away at the last minute. Rather than gracefully cancel her talk, which she absolutely could have done, Amma recorded her PK on YouTube and sent the link to the conference Chairs to play during our PK session block.

I’ve seen Amma speak several times, and she’s eloquent, funny, engaging, and approachable. I can’t wait to have her speak at future events.

Ken,
I can not even thank you enough for the BEST fundraiser EVER. Your staff was hilarious WAY more patient than words can even express and every single person said what an amazing night it was!
I’m forever grateful. The party itself raised $1840 and the raffle was an additional $645. So wonderful. Truly, you’re an angel for making this happen. It was the most FUN night and I’ll definitely look for more of your events to take part in in the future.

Thank you so very much.
Erin O’Malley (Mandeville)

Thank you very much for working with the University of Delaware to make our Perkins Live program such a success. We greatly appreciate your business and the students enjoyed having you. The Caricature Artists, Stuffed Bears, Photo Water Bottles were all crowd favorites, and we had long lines for each of these novelties. The Perkins Live team hopes that you enjoyed your time here as well and that the event was equally as beneficial. If you have any comments for us, do not hesitate to reach out. On behalf of the University of Delaware, the Perkins Live crew, and event faculty, thank you for being a pleasure to work with.

Meag, Cara, and Kita

Ankita Kamat
Organizational and Community Leadership Major

Dear Tiz and Michael,

It was a pleasure meeting you at Bradley University for our Late Night BU event on January 22, 2016. On behalf of the Late Night Crew, I would like to express our appreciation for your services. Thank you for coming out and contributing to the success of the evening. I know many students loved their hats! I know I really love mine. Thank you again.

We had the pleasure of having Studio-to-Go on campus last week, and it was an incredible hit! We don’t always sell out our “free ticketed” events, but we not only filled every seat available- we had a few extras pop in on the fun! Countless other students expressed interest in the chance to create their own masterpieces. so you can bet a repeat engagement is in our sights for the future. Thanks so much for providing us a great activity, with wonderful staff and great communication in the weeks leading up to the event. The team at FUN is always a pleasure to work with!

-Amma, Student Activities, Emmanuel College

I wanted to write to you to thank you for making my time with the UConn programs office such a positive experience. It’s been a pleasure working with you and the rest of FUN Enterprises as well as seeing you at each of my NACA experiences.

I appreciate that you’ve always been friendly and welcoming!

Thank you and I wish you all the best.

I wanted to write to express my most sincere gratitude for the services provided by FUN Enterprises at St. John’s Manor’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic held on Monday, June 10, 2013.

Per your suggestion, we had a local business sponsor the “Almost Famous” Magazine Cover photos for our event! We were able to offer this FUN and exciting option to our golfers at no extra cost to us or them The sponsor was pleased because they were able to market their business to our 90+ golfers and volunteers at and beyond our event. It was a win-win situation for everyone involved.

The staff at our event was both friendly and professional and engaged everyone, making a successful day even more so. The “Almost Famous” Magazine Covers were the talk of the event and brought a new level of excitement. We will certainly use FUN Enterprises again in the future.

Thanks again for all your help and assistance, it is greatly appreciated.

Marni Dunton, Director of Marketing/ECS Coordinator, St. Joseph Manor

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Quizballs 5 Free management and business quiz test questions for quizzes, learning and fun

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free management and business quiz questions – for team games, learning and fun

This is a page from the Quizballs zone of the Businessballs website. Quizballs provides free quiz questions and answers for trivia quizzes, team games, pub quizzes, general knowledge, learning and amusement. Use the quiz and questions and answers to suit your purposes, either as a stand-alone quiz, or to cut and paste to make your own quizzes.

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These quizzes are free to use in pub quizzes, trivia quizzes, organisational events and team-building, but are not to be sold or published, which includes not posting them on other websites, thank you.

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quizballs 5 – tough management and business quiz – free quiz questions

Information about all of these subjects is on the businessballs website. A search tool is at the top of the page.

  1. What psychological methodology does NLP stand for?
  2. David McLelland’s motivational theory identified three principal motivational needs which he said each of us possesses to varying degrees, and which characterise our motivational behaviour; what are these three motivational needs?
  3. Which organisation produces the UK’s ABC1C2 (etc) Social Grade Classifications Statistics?
  4. What does the selling acronym AIDA stand for?
  5. Who developed the ‘Equity Theory’ of job motivation in the 1960’s?
  6. What does the financial abbreviation P L stand for?
  7. Who developed the ten stages of corporate life cycle, starting with Courtship and Infancy and ending in Bureaucracy and Death?
  8. The Ansoff matrix correlates what two aspects of business development from the ‘new’ and ‘existing’ perspectives?
  9. In selling and communications, what do ‘open questions’ generally achieve?
  10. Albert Mehrabian researched and published a now widely referenced set of statistics for the effectiveness of spoken communications relating to feelings and attitudes; what three types of communication did he identify and what percentages for each did he attach to each type in terms of the percentage of meaning (or understanding) that each communication type conveyed from person to person in his study?
  11. In business accounts and financial reporting, expenses which change according to scale of performance or usage or demand are known as what?
  12. What is the name of Ingham and Luft’s model and theory which deals with hidden and open areas of knowledge about a person?
  13. The ‘360 degree’ appraisal method collects feedback from whom, about whom?
  14. What are the four levels of learning evaluation defined in Donald Kirkpatrick’s original four-stage model?
  15. What is the correct ascending order of these human needs according to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Esteem, Safety, Belongingness and Love, Self-Actualisation, Biological and Physiological?
  16. What part of our brains typically handles process-type functions, according to brain theorists such as Katherine Benziger?
  17. What does the accounting acronym FIFO mean?
  18. One of the most effective and efficient forms of marketing is abbreviated to the initials WOM; what is it?
  19. Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Domains divides learning development into three main aspects: Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor; what might these three aspects of personal development more commonly be called?
  20. Who wrote the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People?
  21. The ‘Big Five’ personality dimensions, by which modern day psychologists believe every person’s personality and behaviour tendencies can be measured are commonly abbreviated to the OCEAN acronym; what does OCEAN stand for?
  22. What are the four metaphorical terms used to describe products/services in Boston Matrix model according to market share and market maturity?
  23. The financial ratio which divides a company’s ‘liquid assets’ by ‘current liabilities’ is known by what popular term?
  24. What three important things should be confirmed and understood before conducting a brainstorming ideas session?
  25. What does the SWOT stand for in SWOT analysis?
  26. What are the ‘Four Functional Types’ within Carl Jung’s theory?
  27. With what was the Kyoto Summit concerned?
  28. What are the four sequential stages of the ‘conscious competence’ learning model?
  29. What is the ‘1st Law of Cybernetics’ (also known as the ‘Law of Requisite Variety’)?
  30. What are the four main ‘Temperament’ types called within David Keirsey’s Temperaments personality theory?
  31. According to the Tannenbaum and Schmidt theory relating to leadership, delegation and team development, what must be reduced in order for the team’s area of freedom (and growth) to increase?
  32. What does the financial term ROI stand for?
  33. Whose experiential learning theory comprises the learning styles named: Concrete Experience (feeling); Abstract Conceptualization (thinking); Active Experimentation (doing); and Reflective Observation (watching)?
  34. Daniel Goleman was responsible for popularising and defining what management and behavioural concept in his eponymously titled (ie. the title is also the subject) 1995 book?
  35. What is psychometrics?
  36. What is the management technique that is commonly informally abbreviated to MBWA?
  37. Large size hand-writing generally indicates what characteristics in the personality of the writer?
  38. Since October 2004, UK employers must follow a minimum process of three-stages for handling disputes with employees, including disciplinary and grievance matters; what are the basic minimum three stages required?
  39. Douglas McGregor defined two main styles of management; what did he call them and how are each of the two styles typified?
  40. Bruce Tuckman’s theory about team development uses what four sequential rhyming words to describe the four stages of a group’s progression?
  41. What are Howard Gardner’s seven (original) Multiple Intelligences?
  42. According to Herzberg’s motivational theory, which of these are ‘hygiene needs’ (or ‘maintenance factors’) and which are true ‘motivators’: work conditions, salary, achievement, advancement, work itself, responsibility, company car, status, recognition, and personal growth?
  43. What does VAK stand for in the learning styles theory?
  44. What does the business acronym IPO stand for?
  45. What does the PEST stand for in PEST analysis?
  46. What do ‘open questions’ typically begin with?
  47. What visionary management thinker wrote The Age Of Unreason and The Empty Raincoat?
  48. What are the names of the (nine) Belbin ‘team roles’?
  49. In marketing, what are the The Four P’s?
  50. A lot of the traditional 20th century sales theory and training was influenced by the 1937 book ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’; who wrote it?

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Accounting Software Can Be Fun #internet #businesses


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Too many people are frustrated with the software they use. Why is that? Small business accounting software has been unintuitive and difficult to use for years. Business owners often find themselves chained to an old desktop in the back room labouring over the finances. With a system like that, it becomes obvious why people don’t have good visibility of their accounts.

Five ways cloud software makes accounting fun

  1. When statement lines from your bank account are fed into your accounting software automatically, you can see your cashflow in real-time.
  2. Being able to see bank balances, invoices, bills and expenses at a glance gives you a clear picture of your finances.
  3. View your accounts in the cloud so you can access them when you want, where you want, on any device.
  4. You’re free to be mobile – not chained to your desktop. When you can work on the same data as your advisors at the same time, there’s no need to share a computer or exchange files.
  5. Small business accounting software with free updates means there’s no need for installations or maintenance.

Accounting can be fun and addictive

Software that makes doing business a pleasure, can only be a good thing. Making money and seeing how your business is doing should be fun. If your software is intuitive, it can be addictive to use.

What this means for small business

When business owners use software that’s intuitive and easy, they are much more in tune with their financial situation. This means they can avoid problems and take action when it matters, not after the fact, when it’s too late. Adding to that, accountants and financial advisors are able to give them much better insight and advice, spotting future opportunities for growth.

When you get excited about using your accounting software, you’ll notice the positive effect it has on your business.


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Fun For Kids – What is the Stock Market? #business #banners


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What is the Stock Market?

The stock market is an everyday term we use to talk about a place where stocks and bonds are traded meaning bought and sold. For many people, that is the first thing that comes to mind for investing. The goal is to buy the stock, hold it for a time, and then sell the stock for more than you paid for it.

How long do you hang on to stock? Investors who hold stock for 15 years or more usually succeed in the market. Stocks are long-term investments. But there are no guarantees.

What are stocks?

Stocks are units of ownership in a company.

Companies sell stock to get money to

  • Research better ways to make things
  • Create new products
  • Improve the products they have
  • Hire more employees
  • Enlarge or modernize their buildings

So just as the federal government sells bonds to raise money, businesses raise money by selling stock.

How it works

When you buy stock, you become a shareholder. which means you now own a part of the company. If the company’s profits go up, you share in those profits. If the company’s profits fall, so does the price of your stock. If you sold your stock on a day when the price of that stock falls below the price you paid for it, you would lose money.

Stock prices can rise and fall

In the stock market, prices rise and fall every day. When you invest in the stock market, you are hoping that over the years, the stock will become much more valuable than the price you paid for it.

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