The Best of the Future of Business Interactive Text by Lawrence J. Gitman and Carl McDaniel combines the original textbook with rich multimedia, real-time updates, exercises, self-assessment tests, note-taking tools, and much more. This combination of print and online material provides students with active learning tools and tutorials , and helps instructors shorten preparation time and improve instruction. The Interactive Text offers a complete technology teaching solution that integrates all of the media together in one seamless package – no "assembly" is required. The Best of the Future of Business Interactive Text consists of two components: a Print Companion and an Online Companion, seamlessly integrated to provide an easy-to-use teaching and learning experience. The Print Companion is a paperback textbook that includes the core content from the original textbook. All time-sensitive pedagogical features and materials at the end of chapters have been moved from the printed textbook to the Online Companion. The Online Companion provides a dedicated Web site featuring all of the core content from the Print Companion combined with integrated, interactive learning resources , self-assessment tests, note-taking features, and basic course-management tools that enable instructors to create and manage a syllabus, track student self-assessment scores, broadcast notes to students, and send electronic messages to students.