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Monday 14 April 2014
WHEN I was 20 years old, I quit my undergraduate degree to become Skype’s first employee. It was an easy choice – trading in the stuffy lecture hall to change the world at an exciting startup.
Monday 14 April 2014
...STARTUPS CROWDFUNDING THIS MONTH
Monday 14 April 2014
Annabel Palmer talks to Dan Clays, the man who gave OMD new direction
Monday 14 April 2014
OMD awarded £21m UK Disney media account
Monday 14 April 2014
While less is more when dressing for work, that same logic hasn’t yet reached corporate uplifts
Friday 11 April 2014
What is the brand of London, how is it being managed, who runs it and are we really capitalising on our greatest national asset?

Friday 11 April 2014
Delegating clearly and obeying the “two pizza rule” will help your team work more effectively
Thursday 10 April 2014
Entrepreneurship has become a wildly popular MBA specialisation. But the degree alone is not a guarantee of success
Thursday 10 April 2014
Ruthlessness and a focus on young talent may pay off, but be careful not to linger after quitting
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Homeworkers can be just as productive but risk missing out on the corporate culture
Tuesday 08 April 2014
A new book finds that making progress is about more than to-do lists
Monday 07 April 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks digital with Starcom MediaVest’s Stewart Easterbrook
Monday 07 April 2014
Advertising Week Europe draws to a close
Monday 07 April 2014
In 1997, Pokeware co-founder Maryse Liburdi was convinced her idea had potential. It took over a decade for the world to catch up. She tells Annabel Palmer why perseverance is the key to success
Monday 07 April 2014
...UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Monday 07 April 2014
Taking a break from emails and fitting your browser with productivity tools will boost concentration
Friday 04 April 2014
It’s official, I’m getting excited – and as someone who models himself on Geoffrey Palmer in Butterflies, this is Big News. What’s the occasion, I hear you cry?
Friday 04 April 2014
Defecting may be a dominant strategy, but cooperation and being a risk-taker can also pay
Thursday 03 April 2014
In the age of hyperconnectivity, don’t forget the importance of face-to-face relationships
Wednesday 02 April 2014
A few companies are dispensing with hierarchies, but don’t expect the end of management
Tuesday 01 April 2014
The experience is never pleasant, but there are ways to soften the blow
Monday 31 March 2014
Annabel Palmer talks tech with Vizeum’s managing director Richard Morris
Monday 31 March 2014
Soft drink adverts a success
Monday 31 March 2014
Annabel Palmer talks to Paul Lees, the ex-BT programme manager who co-founded the conference call firm for SMEs Powwownow
Monday 31 March 2014
There’s a cost to being lost in translation, but English is still the global language of business
Friday 28 March 2014
Easyjet has announced that it is cutting its expected pre-tax losses, with CEO Carolyn McCall attributing its success to “progress against strategic priorities”.
Friday 28 March 2014
Man is a social animal, but some think sharing germs is a step too far
Thursday 27 March 2014
Plug in and watch your work rate come to a crescendo, but don’t fall for the Mozart myth
Thursday 27 March 2014
Business schools are finding innovative new ways to respond to growing demand for these skills
Thursday 27 March 2014
It’s a tough time for getting employer support for an Executive MBA (EMBA).
Wednesday 26 March 2014
Waking up early, sticking to routines, and knowing the business case for family time can all help
Tuesday 25 March 2014
Too much of a people-pleaser? But declining requests could be good for your career
Monday 24 March 2014
Annabel Palmer talks to OgilvyOne’s EMEA chief executive Annette King
Monday 24 March 2014
Advertisers welcome chancellor’s SME Budget help
Monday 24 March 2014
Annabel Palmer talks to Patrick van der Vorst, the ex-Sotheby’s art expert who used a £100,000 investment from Dragons Den to build online valuation service Value My Stuff
Monday 24 March 2014
YOU CAN’T please all of the people all of the time, particularly if you’re the chancellor of the Exchequer.
Monday 24 March 2014
...WEBSITES FOR ENTREPRENEURS Shell LiveWire Shell’s UK-wide enterprise scheme and social investment programme. It offers four monthly £1,000 awards and an annual £10,000 Young Entrepreneur award. shell-livewire.org
Monday 24 March 2014
From token pictures to complex flow-charts, Liam Ward-Proud lists the errors you may not know you’re making
Friday 21 March 2014
Where does your brand start and stop? Does it have any boundaries? Are there any corners of your business where your brand can afford to put its feet up, take a break and let some other part of the business take up the slack?
Friday 21 March 2014
From being brief to minding your manners, here’s what you need to know
Thursday 20 March 2014
Buzzwords and management-speak are not only bad for business, but for your career too
Wednesday 19 March 2014
Battling to keep your eyes open at 3pm? Here’s how to boost your post-lunch productivity
Wednesday 19 March 2014
Company taxation in its current form is looking out of date
Tuesday 18 March 2014
How you perform will determine whether you get your dream job. Here’s what not to do
Monday 17 March 2014
So what do we make of the recent goings-on at the Co-op Group, the once proud pioneer of social corporate responsibility?
Monday 17 March 2014
Annabel Palmer talks fashion, funding and family business with Nish and Sach Kukadia, co-founders of the flash sales website and private members club Secretsales.com

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