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Accounting and Finance for Non-specialists with MyAccountingLab
Accounting and Finance for Non-specialists with MyAccountingLab
by Dr Peter Atrill
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent: Does What It Says in the Title, 25 Dec. 2012
This book provides an excellent introduction to accounting and finance for non specialist, especially business or law students undertaking a finance module as a non major. This book was perfect as an introduction to finance for my Exec MBA programme, with an excellent chapter on Analysing and Interpreting Financial Statements, covering all the key ratio's required for the investment analysis of a companies financial statements in the retail or manufacturing sectors.

The chapters on Cost-Volume Profit Analysis, and Making Capital Investment Decisions provide a good framework for non finance managers and executives appraising projects and major capital investment programmes.

The exercises throughout each chapter and review questions and answers at the end of each chapter allow the reader to quickly get to grips with each topic, whilst the further reading lists provide direction to a more advanced coverage of the topics if required.

Overall, a must read for non financers working in middle management involved in financial decision making, and non accounting undergrads and MBA's taking an accounting & finance module as part of their degree programme.


Organizational Behaviour Plus Companion Website Access Card: AND Companion Website Access Card
Organizational Behaviour Plus Companion Website Access Card: AND Companion Website Access Card
by Prof David A Buchanan
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holistic & Thorough for MBA's, 7 Nov. 2012
I purchased the Organizational Behaviour book whilst studying an HRM module for an MBA. The book is well written and structured, with numerous practical examples and exercises. I would recommend it as an essential part of the 'tool kit' for post graduate business students and professional managers responsible for leading change and managing people.


Shifty [DVD] [2008]
Shifty [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Riz Ahmed
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.54

3.0 out of 5 stars Lacks Pace, 9 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: Shifty [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
Based near Harlow in Essex, the film follows a day in the life of 'Shifty' a crack-cocaine dealer. Written and directed by Eran Creevy the film is ok considering the low budget. However much of the movie is slow, and too much time is dedicated to exploring the characters and peripheral concepts of friendship, religion, culture, choice, and consequence. Though Riz Ahmed (Shifty) puts in a solid performance, overall the movie is soft and doesn't really get going until the final 10 minutes. If you're looking for a high energy urban drama this film falls somewhat short when compared to 'Adulthood' or 'One Day'.


Ronnie's Looking for Trouble: The True Story of Britain's Most Brutal Undercover Cop
Ronnie's Looking for Trouble: The True Story of Britain's Most Brutal Undercover Cop
by Ronnie Howard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'A Cracking Read', 9 Sept. 2010
Having read several books following the escapades of undercover police officers, it was refreshing to read one based in Birmingham (rather than London). Ronnie's looking for trouble follows the life of Ronnie Howard from his days in CID to a variety of gritty undercover operations across the Midlands, UK, and to locations as far as Los Angeles. The book is well written and fast paced, with vivid descriptions, and flows like an action movie. If you enjoyed the Infiltrators (based on undercover officers in the Met's SO10) you'll definitely enjoy this cracking read.


1 Day [DVD]
1 Day [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dylan Duffus
Price: £5.50

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars High octane urban drama, 9 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: 1 Day [DVD] (DVD)
Born out of Channel 4's 'Post Code Wars','One Day' follows a day in the life of Flash (Dylan Duffus), a drug dealer who has one day to raise a 100k to repay an associate released early from prison. Based in Birmingham the film uses an urban back drop to address several issues affecting inner city communities in the 21st century, from gang rivalry, to the scourge of drugs, to parenthood. The film is fast paced and gritty, with a hip hop feel. If you enjoyed Kidulthood and Adulthood you'll enjoy this high octane urban drama.
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Rise of the Foot Solider
Rise of the Foot Solider
by Carlton Leach
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good reworking of Muscle, 25 Feb. 2009
Having watched the explosive film, 'Rise of the Footsolidier', the book was a must read. Though the book is a rework of Muscle, several additional chapters such as 'Birth of a Footsolidier' and 'The Next Generation' have been added, bringing the book up to date, post film release for 2008. A good range of photo's bringing the book to life have also been added, which were disappointingly absent in Muscle. Well worth a read.


Cass [DVD]
Cass [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nonso Anozie
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £3.71

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 10 Jan. 2009
This review is from: Cass [DVD] (DVD)
Having read the book, 'Cass', the movie was nothing short of disappointing. Compared to the Football Factory and Rise of the Footsolider the film was slow and lacked atmosphere. The film jumps between era's, but with little allusion to the time frame. Significant chunks of Cass's life were missed out such as his friendship with Frank Bruno and meeting with his real father in Jamaica. If you're looking for a high octane true crime drama, unfortunately this movie falls well short of the mark.


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