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Additional information on "Common Sense Business for Kids" by Kathryn Daniels
Common Sense Business for Kids is a collaboration between Kathryn Daniels and Anthony Maybury to benefit and encourage young people interested in entering the business world. Anthony Maybury discusses characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur, manager, or employee. Using practical judgment derived from experience rather than study, and providing real-world examples, he explains common sense realities behind basic business principles, including: fixed and variable costs, market potential, research, price strategies, inventory management, salesmanship, and management techniques.
From the Back Cover
What does it take to be successful in business? Anthony Maybury used to think that in order to be successful in business one must know how to put complex theories into practice. He thought that success required knowledge of advanced mathematics, inventory management equations, and whiz-bang marketing techniques. But, he made some interesting discoveries. He came to realize that the greatest contributor to his business success was found in life experiences, not textbooks. Anthony Maybury said his business strategy was just "plain old common sense." But, through years observing others in the business world, he realized that his common sense business strategy was not so common after all. In Common Sense Business for Kids, Anthony Maybury shares these discoveries with readers.
"I hope the 'common sense' I share with you will be beneficial as you embark on your own career, that it helps you appreciate the value in being aware, of looking at things from multiple perspectives, and of being ready to adapt. I hope you see that even though success in business may seem complicated, it's really just 'common sense.'" — Anthony Maybury
If you are searching for an engaging, down-to-earth introduction to business and entrepreneurship for students, this book will make an excellent addition to your home/school library. And, if you and your students have enjoyed Richard Maybury's Uncle Eric books and/or Karl Hess' Capitalism for Kids: Growing Up To Be Your Own Boss you will find Common Sense Business for Kids a wonderful companion volume.
Although written at a reading and comprehension level that children ages 10 and up can understand, this book will also be beneficial to teens entering the workforce who will find Anthony Maybury a wise and gentle guide as they embark on their first journeys in business (and you might just find the nuggets of wisdom beneficial for your own business ventures, too!)
Paperback. 64 pages, quality paper, 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
Reading level: Ages 10 through 17 (though could just as easily be used as a business primer for adults)
Course Uses: Can be used for as a supplement to courses in business.
Series Information: Common Sense Business for Kids is not part of a series, though Bluestocking Press highly recommends reading it in conjunction with Karl Hess' book Capitalism for Kids: Growing Up To Be Your Own Boss
"Common Sense Business for Kids is 17 chapters, but only 62 pages of just what it says — common sense. Students learn the ins and outs of what it takes to successfully run a business - things like operating costs, markets, needs vs. wants, changing with the times, keeping inventory, employees and salesmanship.
"Since each chapter is only a few pages, the info is not in depth, but instead very to-the-point. I find that extremely refreshing, and I have a feeling your kids will, too!" — Cindy West, The Curriculum Choice, http://thecurriculumchoice.com
"Common Sense Business for Kids could just as easily be marketed as a business primer for adults. ...
"Children might read it at whatever point they think they want to start their own business. I suspect that ambitious teens would be the ideal audience, eager to learn and with enough life experience to understand the stories and illustrations. Adults thinking of starting their own business might find this a useful reality check before they commit to a venture. Even though written for kids, it's not juvenile or dumbed down -- just straightforward and basic." — Cathy Duffy, Cathy Duffy Reviews
About Kathryn Daniels
Kathryn Daniels was born in Sacramento, California. After earning degrees in Cecchetti ballet from the International Society of Teachers of Dancing, Ms. Daniels attended college and graduated top of her class with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing. She continued on to earn a Master's degree in Liberal Arts. Ms. Daniels is the author of several study guides for the Uncle Eric books.
About Anthony Maybury
Anthony Maybury was born in Hamilton, Ohio in 1923. In 1943, he married the love of his life, Ruth, and they raised four children together. (Their son, Richard J. Maybury, is the author of the Uncle Eric books.) In 1959, the Mayburys moved to California.
In his career, Mr. Maybury progressed from shoe-shine boy to Western regional sales manager for a major coffee company. His diverse experiences in the business world led him to amass a wealth of "common sense" to share with others. Mr. Maybury was so successful that he was able to take early retirement at the age of fifty-five.
Table of Contents for Common Sense Business for Kids
1. Business: It's All About Common Sense
Bluestocking Press is pleased to announce that two of our titles, Kathryn Daniels' Common Sense Business for Kids and Karl Hess' Capitalism for Kids: Growing Up To Be Your Own Boss, have recently been published in Polish!
"'Common Sense Business for Kids' is 17 chapters, but only 62 pages of just what it says - common sense. Students learn the ins and outs of what it takes to successfully run a business - things like operating costs, markets, needs vs. wants, changing with the times, keeping inventory, employees and salesmanship. Since each chapter is only a few pages, the info is not in depth, but instead very to-the-point. I find that extremely refreshing, and I have a feeling your kids will, too!" - Cindy West, The Curriculum Choice, http://thecurriculumchoice.com
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