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Monday 16 June 2014
IN THE bad old days – when Britain was clearly divided between haves and have-nots – it was easy for the average Marxist to distinguish between the capitalists and the rest of us.
Monday 16 June 2014
...STARTUPS CROWDFUNDING THIS MONTH
The & Partnership boss Johnny Hornby
Monday 16 June 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to Johnny Hornby, chief executive of The & Partnership
Monday 16 June 2014
Instagram rolls out ads in UK, Canada and Australia
Monday 16 June 2014
Embrace the power of storytelling and always remember that practice makes perfect
Friday 13 June 2014
I wrote recently about the sharing economy and the fact that hotels in New York are in court with Airbnb. Surprise surprise, now the black cabs are on strike because of Uber.
Friday 13 June 2014
Ride the Tuesday productivity surge and use the 80/20 rule for a better working week
Thursday 12 June 2014
There’s more to showing your best side than a winning smile or the right footwear
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Treading the line between self-promotion and narcissism is crucial to career progression
Tuesday 10 June 2014
From the “win-win” approach to more unusual strategies, here are some key deal-making tips
Monday 09 June 2014
Annabel Palmer talks fast food in heaven with Leon founders Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent
Monday 09 June 2014
WE HAVE now heard Her Majesty the Queen utter the words small business and enterprise in Parliament. Last week, she announced the first ever bill dedicated to small firms in the Queen’s Speech: the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.
Monday 09 June 2014
...INSPIRATIONAL BUSINESS BOOKS
Monday 09 June 2014
The transition to more senior positions can be challenging, especially if you believe all the myths
Monday 09 June 2014
Annabel Palmer speaks to Jenny Biggam, media veteran and co-founder of the7stars
Monday 09 June 2014
UK E&M market to be worth £64bn by 2018
Friday 06 June 2014
Last week I found myself on a short-haul flight to Sweden, and forced to break with my long held belief that travel should be conducted in total silence when the person sat beside me tried to strike up conversation.
Friday 06 June 2014
Creativity can be elusive, especially in businesses short on time and under pressure to deliver financially.
Thursday 05 June 2014
Total communications strategies can unleash productivity and boost collaboration
Thursday 05 June 2014
Richard Smith, owner and managing director of Aspen Concepts, talks to Liam Ward-Proud about how unified communications have helped link the different parts of his business, and increased employee productivity
Thursday 05 June 2014
TECHNOLOGICAL advances are transforming the modern workplace. But few developments have the potential to disrupt the way we work and behave as consumers as much as 4G.
Thursday 05 June 2014
Christopher Columbus’s mantra that, “by prevailing over all distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination” may have guided him across the Atlantic (four times), but most of us find the slightest interruptions can quick
Wednesday 04 June 2014
Businesses don’t hire like they used to.
Sheryl Sandberg
Tuesday 03 June 2014
If you want to be a more inspiring leader, you need to develop six important skills. The following tips come from those in the know: leaders of global companies, charities and organisations I have interviewed on leadership communication.
Monday 02 June 2014
Harriet Green talks vans, contractors and disastrous renovations with aspect.co.uk co-founder Will Davies
Monday 02 June 2014
...EVENTS FOR ENTREPRENEURS IN JUNE
Monday 02 June 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to M&C Saatchi worldwide chief executive Moray MacLennan
Monday 02 June 2014
Twitter and Omnicom sign mobile ad deal
Monday 02 June 2014
If you've ever thought group brainstorming sessions produce half-baked ideas, you aren’t alone. Formally devised by advertising executive Alex Osborn, the idea is that a group should use “the brain to storm a creative problem...
Friday 30 May 2014


It was a sad day for many when the news reported that the West Cornwall Pasty Company was about to go under last month; anyone who has said yes to “one for the road” has undoubtedly stood trackside gobbling down the unctuous beer sponge that is
Friday 30 May 2014
Set up “quivering antennae” and focus on employee engagement to keep staff motivated, says Kevin Murray
Thursday 29 May 2014
Employer support can be hard to come by, so remember to spread your net wide
Thursday 29 May 2014
Your company may be sitting on an unused information goldmine
Thursday 29 May 2014
BIG DATA has moved beyond the technology hype cycle, and is now a cornerstone of digital economies across the world. As we approach 30 per cent of humanity connected to the web, big data has become relevant to companies of all sizes.
Thursday 29 May 2014
Rob Symes, founder of The Outside View, talks to Liam Ward-Proud about how predictive analytics has helped his firm find new customers, but why it won’t solve all your organisation’s problems
Thursday 29 May 2014
BIG CORPORATIONS are best placed to exploit big data, right? They have the resources, and can afford to focus effort on the science of data, and turn that into business advantage. Maybe.
Thursday 29 May 2014
DATA analytics is often painted as a purely high-tech area, with PhD graduates devising complex algorithms. According to Peter Simons, technical specialist at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, this perception is wrong.
Thursday 29 May 2014
Crowdsourced assessments spot the real stars, but risk turning into popularity contests
Wednesday 28 May 2014
Sarcasm and emoticons aren’t the end of the world, but careless replies are
Tuesday 27 May 2014
Think the hard part is over now you’ve got your dream job? Think again
Friday 23 May 2014
I have been following the Pfizer AstraZeneca shenanigans with fascination and interest.
Friday 23 May 2014
Retaining high-flying employees is a challenge for all businesses, and it’s not always just a matter of remuneration.
Thursday 22 May 2014
Flexible working and “flat” firms are thriving thanks to the growth of collaborative technology
Thursday 22 May 2014
Daniel Rajkumar, founder of Web-Translations, tells Liam Ward-Proud about how he uses cooperative technologies to link freelancers around the world, and the ways UK SMEs can break into global markets
Thursday 22 May 2014
IN TODAY’S globalised world, businesses of all shapes and sizes need to maximise the potential of communicating and trading internationally.
Thursday 22 May 2014
Many of the prominent examples of businesses using crowdsourcing are large multinationals.
Thursday 22 May 2014
TRADITIONALLY the preserve of the largest companies, exporting is becoming increasingly accessible for small and medium-sized businesses in the UK.
Thursday 22 May 2014
Ask anyone who’s been successful in business and they’ll tell you that informal conversations are essential. Why? It’s where they find out what’s going on, pick up ideas, create important connections and form rewarding business relationships.
Wednesday 21 May 2014
Britain goes to the polls tomorrow to vote in the European elections, but who should those in the City vote for?
Wednesday 21 May 2014
It's been billed as the supreme “arrogance” of our species. A group of eminent sleep experts recently criticised our willingness to ignore our natural body clocks and to get by on too little sleep.

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