Business News Analysis
In trying to encourage my students to engage with real-world news stories, I have made a simple grid (see below) which gets them to think about how key business topics and theories apply to different industries and businesses.
I used this Hustle article which has four stories on the following:
- How Marriott are trying to compete with Airbnb
- The takeover of a tech start-up and ousting of its founders
- TV maker Vizio’s have been sued for secretly collecting then selling user data
- How start-up are changing their recruitment process to include a “trial week”, making sure both parties are happy with their choice
Students are assigned a particular article and must complete the grid, question and answer. The aim is to give them a better understanding of a range of industries that they can then include in their 25 mark essays.
Hope it helps