in this issue

in brief

Tesla’s Solar Surprise
The Big Bend in the Big Apple
Apple and Disney: A Match Made in Heaven?
Re-Visiting the Year 2000 – in the World of Mobile Phones, That Is

moments in business history

It All Started in a Garage


Reaching New Heights – Making the Case for a New Airport in Poland


On a Business High
Abortion Now and Throughout History
Forever Young: Samumed’s Quest to Defy Time

cover story

Rejuvenating Superfoods and Health Products  

business profile

Unsung Heroes

business woman

Zhou Qunfei – China’s Lens Tycoon  

business trends

Interview: Ula Mendak – Pomeranian Breeder Extraordinaire


Wall Street’s Greatest Deals


Thailand – the Land of Smiles and Plenty  


Weird and Wacky Apps

managing people

Guru Review: Deborah Rowland – Detached Curiosity  

business language

Workplace Dialogues – Active Listening
Language Test

Influential People

Book & Film Reviews

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Letter from the Business English Magazine Team

Dear Readers,
It can be a trifle hectic putting BEM together for you, especially around printing time. Some of us here at BEM Towers can feel under the strain and get more than a little peckish. What we need is something to pick us up, give us a boost and get us over the finish line. Fortunately, help is at hand. This month’s cover story shows us how the right snack, or light lunch can give some va-va-voom to weary execs. Superfoods – are they super? Are they food? Michael Gaylord has the answers.

Sometimes, though, a sumptuous repast isn’t going to suffice to recharge our business batteries. We need a holiday, and we need it now. Never fear, Janet’s here – whisking us all off to Thailand for some smiles and street food, while avoiding the fleshpots and ladyboys. If you’re wondering about how to get to Bangkok, well, we may have the answer there, too. Does Warsaw need another airport? How is Chopin, or Okęcie, or whatever you want to call it, aiming to shape up to the future. Will WAW become a major international transport hu2, or something of an idyllic aviation backwater? Read on.

Elsewhere this month we take a look at the thorny issue of abortion, a start-up that’s promising the elixir of youth, weird and wonderful apps to solve problems you didn’t even know you had and we even give you the low-down on the profitability of pedigree Pomeranian pooches. Could you possibly want for more?

Tarry not, flick the page and peruse the panoply of articles we’ve prepared for you. Right, I’m off to get a sandwich. What will it be? Cheese and pickle, or quinoa and avocado salad? I’d better read the cover story first…

the Business English Magazine Team