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Monday 29 October 2012
WE’RE a nation of innovators and inventors, we’re told.
Thursday 25 October 2012
WHEN you have prestigious offices, you need an aesthetic to match.
Thursday 25 October 2012
THE big issue that few of us feel comfortable discussing with our employers is pay. Yet research has repeatedly shown that unhappiness with what we earn is a significant cause of job dissatisfaction.
Thursday 25 October 2012
BANKING IT AUDITOR CENTRAL LONDON £50k-£60k pa
Monday 22 October 2012
THE girl was clearly nervous as her job interview got underway. I asked her why Australia had such a high inflation rate and I was incredulous at her answer: “I believe it is mostly ‘imported inflation’”. I pulled a face. “Imported inflation?
Monday 22 October 2012
CAPITALISM is often defended on the basis that it’s the least bad system, that it’s the system that allocates scarce resources in the most efficient way.
Thursday 18 October 2012
THIS year’s MBA students have only just begun their studies, but the first deadline for next year’s applicants has already passed. You haven’t missed the boat – schools accept new students on a rolling basis over the full year.
Thursday 18 October 2012
How to secure the funding necessary for an MBA is a cause for legitimate concern among candidates – especially when the cost can be over £41,000 per year, plus living expenses.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Smaller firms need advice before they can expand abroad
Monday 15 October 2012
THE aborigine guide’s eyes widened in disbelief when he saw the bright yellow pyjamas, and he said “you had better take those off mate.” So David Norwood stripped down to his underwear and we set off on our wild pig shoot in the north of Australi
Monday 15 October 2012
THE glass is almost always half full for entrepreneurs. Reality is best put on the backburner when facing the trials of running a business.
Thursday 11 October 2012
THE recruitment profession has acquired a bad name over the past few years – a consequence of the commoditisation of the process, a decline in the quality of customer service and a shrinking of the jobs market.
Thursday 11 October 2012
FX TRADING SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR, CALIFORNIA $200k pa
Thursday 11 October 2012
THE ONE Stratford Place development is a 130,000 square feet grade A office complex, at the Westfield shopping centre in east London. The site is a stone’s throw away from the Olympic Village.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Coral founder Joe Coral, born Joseph Kagarlitsky, set up his first pitches at Haringay and White City greyhound tracks in 1927. It is now part of Gala Coral group, one of Europe’s largest betting and gaming businesses.
Monday 08 October 2012
IT IS one of the saddest scenes in nature. On a deserted beach, mother turtle struggles up the sand, and laboriously digs a hole to lay her eggs.
Monday 08 October 2012
FOR entrepreneurs limited by our shores, now is time to leave Britain on the nearest plane, train or automobile.
Thursday 04 October 2012
FIVE years on from the collapse of Northern Rock, and the ensuing crisis is still keenly felt in the world’s business schools.
Monday 01 October 2012
THE French policeman, or gendarme, didn’t look happy as he got off his motorbike. He had waved over my car after seeing me talking on my phone, and driving around a roundabout twice.
Monday 01 October 2012
FOR too long, the worlds of entrepreneurship and finance have been separate spheres.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Media company BSkyB approached K+N to work with it on the design and implementation of its new studio space for Sky Sports News.
Thursday 27 September 2012
BSKYB set out to build the most ecologically sustainable broadcasting complex in Europe – it did not want to merely build a monument to the Sky brand. Instead, BSkyB was after a building that would allow it to change and grow.
Monday 24 September 2012
WHAT DOES APPNEXUS DO?
Monday 24 September 2012
THERE is always a lot of talk about first mover advantage. But is it overrated? The benefits are quite clear: being first to the market means you may have a monopoly, with no competition. This allows you to charge a higher price than otherwise.
Monday 24 September 2012
AT THE recent Made entrepreneur festival in Sheffield, business and enterprise minister Michael Fallon announced that the Mentorsme online portal – which connects mentors and mentees – has over 22,000 accessible mentors.
Thursday 20 September 2012
YOU’RE spending thousands of pounds on an MBA course (a one year programme at Said Business School costs upwards of £41,000, plus an estimated £13,250 in expenses), you’re losing one or maybe two years of wages, and you’re interrupting your career
Wednesday 19 September 2012
Professionals should consider the broader shifts in businesses
Monday 17 September 2012
WHAT PROBLEM DOES YOUR BUSINESS SOLVE?
Monday 17 September 2012
I'VE been doing this for four years. I've put a huge amount of money, my money, my wife's money, which is our future, on the line. I can't make a mistake now.
Monday 17 September 2012
AMAZON is coming to London's Tech City. Jeff Bezos's company will do a lot to help build what many entrepreneurs call an "entrepreneurial ecosystem".
Thursday 13 September 2012
FOR anyone with four years’ experience in the investment industry, there’s a qualification out there that proposes to provide you with the broad-based knowledge and skills you need to succeed in any job in the sector.
Thursday 13 September 2012
AS GRADUATE entrants prepare for their first weeks in the City, some might wonder whether they’ve signed up for a job or a profession.
Thursday 13 September 2012
■ The chartered financial analyst (CFA) charter is provided by the CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals. ■ In 2012, the Institute reported that there were 100,925 CFA charterholders globally.
Thursday 13 September 2012
ASIA is rising. Even as economists downgrade Chinese growth prospects, emerging markets (and developed economies) in Asia-Pacific are still racing ahead in the development of their human capital.
Thursday 13 September 2012
■ There are 137 CFA societies in 59 countries. ■ Over the past three years, enrollment in the CFA programme was up 21 per cent in Asia-Pacific, dwarfing 6 per cent growth in Europe and a 1 per cent rise in the Americas.
Monday 10 September 2012
THINK of a sector ripe for an entrepreneur, and law is probably not top of your list.
Monday 10 September 2012
LET me pose you a question. Is it possible that a business investment that returns ten times the money invested could have been a mistake? Before you think the obvious, “No, of course not!”, please read on.
Monday 10 September 2012
SIGNING an e-petition is about as close as the British get to the direct democracy of ancient Athens.
Monday 03 September 2012
ON THE wall in the meeting room of Avanti’s London offices – just off Shoreditch high street – hangs a piece of A4 paper in a simple frame.
Monday 03 September 2012
THE villa, or riad, that I rented with friends and family in Morocco was luxurious and expensive. Beautifully decorated with a lovely garden. It came with staff, including a young guy, Yassim, whose job was to take care of our needs.
Monday 03 September 2012
■ It has just been revealed that for the first time since records began, over 20 per cent of the working age population in the UK expect to start a business in the next three years, are actively trying to start a business, or are running their own
Thursday 23 August 2012
EMERGING markets in Asia are churning out MBA graduates in record numbers, and they’re as qualified as they are numerous.
Monday 20 August 2012
Six ways to ensure your business profits from the internet ACHIEVING success in e-commerce is not easy. Here are six key points to consider when building an effective e-commerce strategy.
Monday 20 August 2012
IF YOU have an idea, and want to turn it into a business, you really need to be fully prepared and understand how precious your intellectual property is.
Monday 20 August 2012
TWITTER isn’t for everyone. But for those plugged into the social media tool, the tweeters below provide a base onto which to build your own following.
Monday 13 August 2012
WHEN I lived in Monaco, I had Ferraris. Now, living in London, I have a basic car but barely use it.
Monday 13 August 2012
THE road to success is not only long and winding, but it can also be rather rocky. There are always obstacles to trip you up along the way – and many are outside of your control.
Monday 06 August 2012
FOLLOWING the 2008 financial crisis – when most people in financial services were losing their heads – Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe was busy drawing up plans to go it alone by setting up Signia Wealth.
Monday 06 August 2012
I WAS shocked when a good friend in Australia mentioned he’d invested $100,000 into a new business, planning to export kangaroo meat. It was a lot of money for him, and he came to me a little concerned that things weren’t right.
Monday 06 August 2012
BARCLAYS and Vodafone have recently announced investments in London’s Tech City.

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