ESL Business Teacher Articles: Going Natural

Going natural sounds like a fine idea but what does that really mean? Organic has really grown in popularity over the years but does being only organic, really enough? Fast Company introduced a new linen company that indicates they have found a very natural way to manufacture bedding that is better than just being organic. It had a kick starter campaign that has achieved its goal with still a month left. Is it true though?

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What makes something natural
  • Why should we consider this
  • Would you invest in this company
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Quitting

Quitters. Is it really a bad thing? One could argue that if you quit everything, how could you accomplish anything then? But if you are a yes person, then how could you really get anything done when your work continues to stack up endlessly. Ahh..the middle ground. It is about having a good sense of balance then, should you say? Well…

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What kind of person are you – a quitter or yes person
  • When is it OK to say no and to say yes
  • What can we do to make better choices
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Employee Benefits

Employee benefits is a very expensive item for companies but it is certainly something they must put a lot of attention towards because in this day and age, the more perks the more attractive the company appears. Take Google for example. I think everyone has a good rough idea about what they have to offer and what makes it so appealing to want to work for. This is tough for the small mom pop shop though. Are benefits really that important or is it just that sense of entitlement we seem to declare…

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What are common benefits
  • What do folks care most and least for
  • Why does it matter
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Startups

I would love to startup my own business. I think about it all the time about what it is I could do but then I think a bit more about it especially comparing it out to those big businesses like Apple and then realize that my idea probably won’t amount to much and I also consider the investment. I suppose that is why many people like myself stick with the corporate life. What separates those who startup a business and someone like me?

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What makes a startup successful
  • Why should we consider this
  • What can we do to kick start of business
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Tough Choices

How do we know what is essential and what is not essential? Are we clear about the big picture in our life? In this article we look to figuring out just that. We spend much time doing this and that but perhaps we should stop and figure out the trade offs of those actions before engaging in them.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is a essential and nonessential
  • Why should we consider this
  • What can we do also to be more effective in our choices
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Eating Healthy

When I was younger, I never really paid much attention to what I ate. It really was all about what was in the house. As an adult, I have control over what I buy and therefore eat. Yet still, I have to wonder if I am eating healthy? There are many books out there on being healthy. In this article, the book selection is call the blue zones. It highlights areas in the world where people live long lives due to their habits.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is a blue zone
  • Why should we consider this
  • What can we do also to live a longer life
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Taking Action

Taking action is easier said than done. I for one love to procrastinate until the time window shrinks to nothing so I then have this wall of pressure to force me into getting things done. However, the Navy Seals are not ones to sit around and wait for things to happen but rather take matters into their own hands to get the job done and the job done well.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is it like to be a SEAL in training
  • Why should we consider this in our own lives
  • What can we do also to be more effective
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: ADHD

ADHD is a growing concern these days. However is it a disadvantage or could it be turned into an advantage? There are many successful entrepreneurs with ADHD. As the old saying goes, if they can do it, why can’t you?

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is a ADHD
  • Should we be concerned
  • What can we do about it
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Do the Work

Sitting around sounds like a sweet idea but I don’t think one will get very far in life if that is all you should do. Here is an article about doing the work, basically suck it up and get to it. What is it that we should commit our energy towards though? Now that is a question many young folk have and even still for older folks.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is a your life passion
  • Why should we consider this
  • What can we do to be more effective at what we do
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Daily Standups

In the world of agile, the scrum methodology has taken a top position. One of the components in this methodology is the daily stand up. These meeting contains some rules that must be followed in order to ensure the success. Though many people or organizations do not apply agile project management, this meeting style has taken a place in their environment as it is quick and effective.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is a daily standup
  • Why should we consider this
  • What can we do also to be more effective in a meeting
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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