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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
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
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
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
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
Monday 12 May 2014
Publicis Group and Omnicom merger falls apart
Monday 12 May 2014
Annabel Palmer meets POD Point founder Erik Fairbairn, who’s helping drive the electric car revolution
Monday 12 May 2014
...UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Monday 12 May 2014
Much of the waste isn’t your fault, but there are ways to make the most of the hours you have left
Friday 09 May 2014
I travel to New York on business a lot and have in the past paid a small fortune to stay in hotel rooms which have the good grace to just about let you walk around the bed, carefully watching out for your shins. And then along came Airbnb.
Friday 09 May 2014
In today’s challenging environment, the role and expectations of leadership are changing
Thursday 08 May 2014
Intuition will only get you so far – businesses can learn a lot from the Catholic Church
Wednesday 07 May 2014
High achievers make the most of the quiet early hours to read, reflect, and exercise
Tuesday 06 May 2014
While you’ll have to put more work into your account, you can also easily monitor your success
Friday 02 May 2014


As a bloke of a certain age, the new wave real ale, artisan brewing phenomenon has not passed me by un-noticed; the emergence of owner-operated, boutique, passion-led breweries has reinvigorated a dying pub culture and given ales a new energy co
Friday 02 May 2014
Adopting a “power pose” will give you a  confidence burst
Thursday 01 May 2014
English may be a lingua franca, but another tongue could boost your job prospects
Wednesday 30 April 2014
New “sharing economy” apps could help commuters survive future union action
Tuesday 29 April 2014
Programming has reached the mainstream but is unlikely to boost your career prospects

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