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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.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
Our quick quiz could boost your efficiency in the workplace, writes Diane Gallacher
Monday 19 May 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to All Response Media’s Colin Gillespie
Monday 19 May 2014
Social media and the World Cup
Monday 19 May 2014
Annabel Palmer talks to Simon Mottram, founder of premium cycle clothing and accessories brand Rapha
Monday 19 May 2014
...STARTUPS CROWDFUNDING THIS MONTH
Monday 19 May 2014
If you work in finance, here’s some good news for you.
Friday 16 May 2014
When I was a child and believed in Father Christmas, I bought into the whole “Ho ho ho” thing hook, line and sinker – to the point where I would lie awake on Christmas Eve, terrified that a complete stranger was going to come down the chimney and
Friday 16 May 2014
It's a question everyone has: what's the best way to get a promotion at work. But as few firms spell out the criteria for advancement, it’s important to have a game plan.  
Thursday 15 May 2014
Failing to adapt to the changing technological landscape will see you get left behind
Thursday 15 May 2014
A recent study, led by Chris Brauer of Goldsmiths University, found that wearable technology could boost employee productivity by as much as 8.5 per cent, and job satisfaction by 3.5 per cent.
Thursday 15 May 2014
James Knight, founder of Keystone Law, talks to Liam Ward-Proud about gaining acceptance for a new business model, and how dispersed working can cut overhead costs and realise efficiency gains
Thursday 15 May 2014
IT’S HARDLY surprising that today’s IT departments are feeling the strain.
Thursday 15 May 2014
MANAGING multiple communications and IT systems is a challenge for many SMEs.
Thursday 15 May 2014
SMALL businesses have competitive advantage in developing new products and embracing technology at speed.
Thursday 15 May 2014
Blunt tools must be replaced with more responsive solutions
Thursday 15 May 2014
Follow Nasa and Ronald Reagan’s tip to beat jet lag, and break out of the business bubble
Wednesday 14 May 2014
“Social Physics” can lead to incremental improvements, but risks marginalising strategy
Tuesday 13 May 2014
As work draws to a close, here are some useful tips for staying awake, focused and on form
Monday 12 May 2014
Annabel Palmer talks to Engine Group’s UK CEO Debbie Klein

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