ECONOMICS & BUSINESS

The study of economics provides valuable knowledge for making decisions in everyday life. By studying economics, students can develop an analytical approach that helps them to understand a wide range of issues such as why some people earn more than others, why some economies grow faster than others, and how people set up and run a successful business. Economics challenge students for their knowledge of economic principles and their ability to apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to real-world events.

Subcategories: Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship.

You are expected to do research on the theme of the year, “Leadership: Inspire the Change”, in the context of Economics & Business. You may find the recommended resources below.

The study resources contain several movies and videos to watch, books and articles to read, topics to research, and questions to sharpen your knowledge.

BOOK

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954)

FILMS

  • Whale Rider (2002)
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2008)

VIDEOS

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek
  • The Rise of Nike: How One Man Built a Billion-Dollar Brand (by Youtube channel Business Casual)
  • Steve Jobs Leadership Skills Breakdown – How To Motivate People (by Youtube Channel Charisma on Command)
  • The Explainer: What It Takes to Be a Great Leader (by Youtube Channel Harvard Business Review) 
  • How to Build a Company Where the Best Ideas Win by Ray Dalio
  • Leading with Laughter: The Power of Humor in Leadership by Paul Osincup
  • The Essential Leadership Skills to Be a Better Leader by Vanessa Van Edwards

ARTICLES & BLOGS

  • It’s Time for Businesses to Embrace Young Leadership by Sarah Sladek
  • 3 Things to Know About Tomorrow’s Business Leaders by Lisa MacCallum
  • 10 Personality Traits Needed to Succeed in Finance by Dan Butcher
  • Ten Signs You’re A Boss — But Not A Leader by Liz Ryan
  • Manage Yourself First, Then You Can Effectively Manage Others by Rhett Power
  • 15 Tips for Instilling Leadership Skills in Children by John Rampton
  • 12 Fictional Characters That Leaders Can Learn From by Shané Schutte

 

RESEARCH TOPICS

Explore the following people:

  • Bill Gates
  • Lee Kuan Yew
  • Muhammad Yunus

Thought-Provoking Questions

  • If you were designing a new university for the creative economy, what would be its main features?
  • What makes a great creative city?
  • How do I get a job and/or make a living in the creative economy?
  • What are the characteristics of a creative citizen?
  • Why is creativity so crucial for entrepreneurs?
  • What jobs require creativity?
  • Why do organisations need creativity?
  • Can creativity be trained?

OTHER SUBJECT RESOURCES

Leadership: Inspire the Change” is the theme of the year 2019-2020! Owlypia has five main subjects and Common Ground.

Are You Ready For The Challenge?