Mr Marcus McGowan MSc PgDip BA (Hons)

This Business Education Learning Blog is aimed primarily at Higher Business Management students/teachers and ICT students/teachers.

The aim of this blog is to provide you with interesting articles, news, trivia as well as resources or links to materials which will help in your course of study.

I am a Teacher of Business Education and I have written for Education Scotland and BBC Bitesize.

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Thursday, 16 March 2017




The circular runway idea made me think of an idea that has been going around for a while:




This is the cool idea that a city should be laid out and planned around its airport. I suppose it is great for new cities that will be built in the Middle East or in the Great Plains of the United States, but the big question is what happens when the city grows and the airport becomes too small for the sprawling metropolis out with its boundaries?


Circular Runways?

Perhaps not as crazy an idea as it sounds:



Thursday, 19 January 2017

Netflix Profits

Netflix risky change of model from merely owning content to creating original programming has paid off:


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

New Silk Route

China to London by Train:


So it is at last happening… even if just for freight. But I do think the time will come we will be able to travel all the way from London to Beijing by High Speed Rail.


Wednesday, 21 December 2016

CBI warn over Brexit

CBI demand ‘barrier free’ trade with the EU, post-Brexit:



Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Arnold Palmer and the Marketing of Golf

The story of Arnold Palmer and his college friend Mark McCormack and how it changed golf:


Friday, 16 September 2016

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Monday, 16 May 2016

McDonald's Production Chain

Vlogger Doug Armstrong investigates the production process at McDonald’s to find out about the quality of their beef:


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Not so silent running

A novel idea fro a Kickstarter firm to kill two birds with one stone: keeping fit and charging your iPhone:


Thursday, 17 March 2016

Driverless Trucks UK Trial

In the news: driverless trucks will be allowed on British roads.


As well as concerns about safety, this obviously will have long term implications for people employed as drivers, and if successful could be the beginning of the end for bus drivers and taxi drivers too. But will paying customers ever trust a driverless coach or taxi enough to get on? Well I have been on driverless metro trains abroad… though to be fair I probably didn’t realise it until after my journey had been completed!


We could be entering a legal minefield as well with the question of who is to be held accountable if something goes wrong not yet decided. Is it the company who provides the service or the software manufacturer?


Interesting times ahead.


Again with regards to PESTEC, think of all the external factors that will come in to play in the future of automated vehicles.

Seaworld ending Orca breeding

It has taken a while, but SeaWorld are to end its controversial Orca breeding


SeaWorld has come under a lot of pressure from protesters and the media after the documentary Blackfish.


The EU Referendum

All the information you need about the #EURef


Monday, 15 February 2016


Inside the crazy world of Kidzania…


Where children work and have fun.

Friday, 22 January 2016


Kit Kat and their battle to prevent copycat designs.


Google pays Apple $1 billion

Incredible sum of money, but it just shows how important having Apple as a partner is to any technological firm.



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