Books!

20/04/2009

I received business textbooks from a classmate in the French class who recently finished her MBA (for Middle Managers, the exact program that I am targeting).

Business textbooks:
– An Introduction to Strategic Management Concepts and Cases 11th Edition – Fred R David
– Business Ethics Concepts and Cases 5th Edition – Manuel G. Velasquez
– General Principles in Operations Management – Jay Heizer & Barry Render
– Fundamentals of Financial Management 10th Edition – Eugene F. Brigham, Joel F. Houston
– Applied Management Science and Spreadsheet Modelling – Francis J. Clauss
– Heroic Leadership – Chris Lowney
– Marketing Management 11th Edition – Philip Kotler
– Managerial Accounting 4th Edition – Ronald W. Hilton

After several days, I received a message from one of the (terror?) teachers in Alliance Française, offering his French language textbooks:

Steven, do you want more reference books in French? I have books that I don’t use anymore but are in very good condition. They’re reference materials I bought in France pa. I thought of you first. I’m not selling them. I’d give them to you for free.

– Le Bon Usage 13th edition – André Goosse (This is THE Bible of the French grammar)
– Dictionnaire de l’argot français et de ses origines – Jean-Paul Colin, Jean-Pierre Mével, and Christian Leclère
– Larousse Dictionnaire des Difficultés de la langue Française – A.V. Thomas
– Larousse Dictionnaire des Synonymes – E. Genouvrier
– Richesse du Vocabulaire – Jeannine Bochard-Fièvez/Jean Delahaut
– Business French Glossary (English-French French-English) – Peter Collin Publishing
– Le Dico du français qui se cause – Pierre Merle

Me: Bonjour ! Merci de m’avoir donné gratuitement tous ces livres en très bon état malgré etant acheté en France il y a longtemps. Les mots sans fin ne sont pas assez pour exprimer ma gratitude ! Les choses dont quelqu’un n’a plus besoin, c’est sans aucun doute le trésor de quelqu’un d’autre ! J’étais toujours volontaire pour recevoir le bienfait hehe

Prof: Je n’ai jamais dit qu’ils sont gratuits. Tu m’invites à dîner dans un resto japonais super cher. =) (Je blague, bien sûr.)