Business News of the Week For High School Business and Marketing Students - October 2, 2017

by Jeff Rutherford

Successful business leaders and CEOs read voraciously to stay up-to-date with their industries and business trends.

Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world and a successful CEO, estimates that he spends 80% of his time reading. Buffett has said that every morning he reads the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, USA Today, the Omaha World-Herald, and the American Banker.

Bill Gates reads the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist cover to cover.

On that note, Knowledge Matters, makers of Virtual Business, has compiled this list of some of the most important business stories of the week. Download a PDF of the list here, and you can share these stories with your high school students and possibly discuss some of them in class.

One Man’s Journey From Welfare to World’s Hottest Video Game - Businessweek

How Walmart turned its $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com into its greatest weapon against Amazon - Business Insider

Toys R Us has a plan to save itself and it’s unreal – USA Today

Tesla: World’s biggest battery half-built – BBC

The Decline of K-Mart . . . What Happened? – YouTube video (Company Man)

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