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Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out Creative commons image Icon Duncan C under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license article icon

Money & Business 

Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out

Brew Dog is the latest edgy upstart to take the money and run. Scott Taylor explains how ethics can make small businesses an attractive target for bigger companies.

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Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to develop your writing skills for business. You will be taken step by step through the process of writing a SWOT analysis, with clear advice on selecting key information from a case study text, making concise notes, choosing an appropriate structure and using language effectively. You will learn how to write a formal report including recommendations, based on a case study analysis of the British company, Brompton Bicycle.

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8 hrs

Money & Business

Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to develop your writing skills for business. You will be taken step by step through the process of writing a SWOT analysis, with clear advice on selecting key information from a case study text, making concise notes, choosing an appropriate structure and using language effectively. You will learn how to write a formal report including recommendations, based on a case study analysis of the British company, Brompton Bicycle.

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Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election? Creative commons image Icon Rob Brewer under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license article icon

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Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election?

Worries that the economy might be heading downhill led Theresa May to call the surprise election, believes Richard Murphy of City University.

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Society, Politics & Law 

The value of coffee

This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a daily basis with circuits of economic and cultural value, hearing from coffee farmers and consumers in different parts of the world.

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3 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law

The value of coffee

This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a daily basis with circuits of economic and cultural value, hearing from coffee farmers and consumers in different parts of the world.

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The value of coffee

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Explore Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Explore connections in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, or PPE. 

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Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris? Creative commons image Icon Bryce Johnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license article icon

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Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris?

Chris, if you've had to deal with a call centre you might have noticed they use your name a lot. Do you know, Chris, why they do this? Well, Chris, The OU's Anna Kristina Hultgren has investigated. Putting you through now, Chris.

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How did United Airlines get their PR response so wrong? Creative commons image Icon ERIC SALARD under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license video icon

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How did United Airlines get their PR response so wrong?

After a passenger was filmed being dragged from a plane, it felt like United were being dragged against their will into apologising. Morgen Witzel explains how the airline blundered.

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Interdisciplinarity: A collection Creative commons image Icon Professor Efraïm Rodriguez Cobos / epSos.de under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license article icon

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Interdisciplinarity: A collection

Bringing together the best of interdisciplinary resources from across OpenLearn – could an "Open" qualification be right for you?

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Collaborative problem solving for community safety

This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a range of techniques for community police officers, other community-based public service professionals and members of community groups working to solve problems collaboratively and creatively. It examines some of the ways which OU specialists in creative problem solving recommend to tackle difficult problems, and how to implement them in a community setting.

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16 hrs
Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru article icon

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Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the research around the subject.

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