Elena Shalneva

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Elena Shalneva is a communications consultant and non-executive director.

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If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere,” recently declared our Prime Minister. I believe [...]

20 October
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"If you want us to invest, don’t upset the receptionist”. Passion Capital founder Eileen Burbidge sets great store by how [...]

6 September
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The things that people don’t know. Brexit, for example. “Brexit means Brexit”, I get it, but a bit more detail would be [...]

22 August
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Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts was placed on an immediate leave of absence at the weekend for supposedly ill-judged [...]

1 August
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When Melania Trump claimed that she wrote her infamous speech at the Republican National Convention herself, I believed her. [...]

21 July
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Years ago, when I was at business school and applying for a summer internship, I came across the CV of a fellow student. It read: [...]

11 July
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Mindfulness is so big these days that someone has even made an attempt at calculating its impact on this country’s GDP. I, [...]

29 April
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Earlier in my career, I read somewhere that the best way to market your business is to do some free work. This advice has served [...]

13 April
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I used to be in awe of people who were recognised as an “authority” on something or other. Those who spoke at conferences. [...]

7 March
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Around this time last year, Lucy Kellaway wrote in the Financial Times that not responding to emails “breeds insanity”. “Grow [...]

8 February
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I recently came across a taped phone call in which a Tory MP snaps “shut up” at her caseworker. At the time of its release, [...]

29 January
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"I will be out of the office travelling and attending events and seminars until 4 January 2016. I will only have intermittent [...]

10 December
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I got caught in a rip tide on the Portuguese coast last week. The current was aggressive and, despite fighting it, I was pulled [...]

11 September
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The view often professed in self-help books and women’s magazines is that ambition and determination alone will help you achieve [...]

24 August
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This short article was written in the following places: on the stairs of Opera Holland Park; by the carousel at Heathrow’s [...]

7 August
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