Business Spotlight 1/2013
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The main features in this issue
Business Spotlight 1/2013 magazine contents
Names and News
The latest from the world of business
My Working Life
Su Burnett, animal communicator
GLOBAL BUSINESSThe Arctic
Melting ice promises huge commercial opportunities in this mostly untouched region. But how much of a threat is the new development to the Arctic’s ecosystem?
A letter to Barack Obama from Ian McMaster
American Stacey Coleman turns a love of art into a successful business
Behind the Headlines
What can China and Japan learn from each other? A Chinese and a Japanese economist share their viewsBUSINESS TRAVELPlaces and Events
What to see and what not to miss in 2013
Helen Strong on why the non-standard English of dialects is not substandard English
Are language exams useful?
The best new language products
An interview with Bob Dignen on how to become a good communicator
Helpful tips from our language experts CAREERSPolice and Military
Dangerous jobs: are they for women?
The story of how a national youth orchestra was formed in Iraq, a country destroyed by war
Leaders to watch in 2013
Glasses of the future project images on to the scene in front of you
Ideas and Inventions
LANGUAGE SECTIONWise Words
Deborah Capras discusses whether the number 13 is “lucky” or not — and shows many different ways to use this word
A special 13-page language test covering items included in the Language and Business Skills sections of Business Spotlight in 2012:
On the Line (telephoning)
The Write Way (polite language)
Say It in Style (language for difficult moments)
Review the language points covered in the past year
The Problem in a Nutshell
Can you solve the problem? Write your own ending to this story by James Schofield and win two of his books
Feedback / Impressum
The Last Laugh