Book Description: Appropriate for Introduction to Business. The revision of Essentials continues building on the key ideas of price and length. Instructors will now have time to cover all the necessary topics and also use the various support materials. The new, briefer second edition continues to provide the "essentials" of business, but also includes more updated, current examples and references that help the student better apply his knowledge to real companies. Each chapter contains tables, photographs, and figures carefully chosen to illustrate, in a visually appealing way, the points and messages of the chapter. Important topics such as those presented in the following examples reinforce the "essentials" approach. Chapters 1 and 2 present business concepts to students and in Chapters 3, 4, & 5 the legal, ethical and global issues are introduced. Chapter 6, 7 & 8 explore the management side and Chapters 9 & 10 further discuss developing the human resource skills necessary to good employee relations. Chapter12 expertly covers accounting and information systems. Chapters 13, 14 & 15 combine the marketing aspects of producing goods and services. Chapters 16 & 17 focus on the financial aspects of the banking, security, and investment community.