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The UK EU Referendum - an anthropologist's view

by Dr Tamara Dragadze,

What were the reasons evoked in the UK electorate by the 'in' and 'out' campaigns and why?
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Managing sustained innovation for a smarter planet

by Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP Innovation, innovation it

Extraordinary outcomes can be achieved when the right people, infrastructure and motivation come together - sustained innovation is becoming more significant
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Is banker bashing fair and justified?

by Sir Thomas Harris, Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank, finance business economy banking

Seismic global economic shifts, unprecedented and depressing volatility in the markets, major concerns about the banking industry itself and a tsunami of new regulations have combined to make for a very difficult ride
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Too many chiefs?

by David Pearson, leadership management organisation jobs

Many organisations have several officers with the title 'Chief' - do we really need all these chiefs or do they lead to a dilution of responsibility, accountability and clarity?
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A business plan to attract funding

by Mel Brooks, Director, Mel Brooks Associates, finance business management

Starting a business can be exciting, but at the same time very challenging - be sure to prepare a plan that attracts funding and for your own benefit
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Motivation - so you think you've got problems?

by BW, leadership management organization philippines

Motivation - how do Paralympic athletes do it and what can we learn from their inspiration, dedication and perseverance
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Vietnam: successful reforms - new regional and world player

by HE Vu Quang Minh, Viet Nam Ambassador, interview vietnam

HE Vu Quang Minh, Viet Nam Ambassador to the UK explains how reforms have led to the successful development of the country
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Rescuing a failing business - with a slight difference

by John Sprecht, VP UK, Spearmint Rhino, leadership management organization interview

John Sprecht of Spearmint Rhino took a failing business in hand and made it successful - a business with a difference
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Making an international success of your business

by Liz Love, MD Z-Card Ltd, interview export organization leadership

Establishing a good business and people fit as well as being aware of the business and cultural differences in the various markets is critical
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Doing digital - I'm in the #bath

by Peter Rees, Principal Digital Marketing Academy, socialmedia marketing media communications

Digital Marketing and Social Media can make a very real contribution to professionally-planned and managed marketing activities
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Education - fit for purpose?

by Chris Dines, CEO of Knowledge Peers, education economy

UK plc needs to achieve vibrant growth, but the lack of skilled, work-savvy youngsters is a constraint
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What makes a successful business person?

by Michael O'Connell, owner, Jolly Wodgers, leadership business

Anyone can set up a business, but to be successful you need to be tolerant, ready to work night and day, make huge personal sacrifices, have a good business plan and deliver it
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What is the real purpose of a company?

by Dr Graham Wylie, CEO, The Medical Research Network, organization management leadership economy

The role of the company - a vehicle to provide forms of specialisation in society that generates positive value to drive social improvements in quality-of-life
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Stop wasting valuable talent

by Sharon Glancy, MD, People 1st, jobs education leadership management interview

There has been a lot of talk about the representation of women on boards, but equally important is the loss of skills, experience and knowledge that happens after career breaks
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Business finance fit for the future

by SPQL - in the City of London, finance business management economy banking

Traditional bank finance just isn't working. Is crowd finance, Islamic Finance or non-bank finance the answer to help kick-start business and the economy
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Design and hi-tech production solves important challenge

by James Langdom, designer and inventor, technology innovation

An innovative design and hi-tech production of a new harness for guide dogs used by blind people is expected to revolutionise the lives of both owners and the dogs themselves
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British businesses and the immigration debate

by Peter Kolarz, Francis Hutcheson Institute, jobs law education

Immigration laws should be well balanced. Migration must not be used to drive down wages, or as an excuse not to ensure the creation of a skilled and educated national workforce
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A swimming success story

by Lisa Irlam, CEO of Swimovate, sme innovation export interview

From the frustration of a couple of triathletes with a vision for an innovative product, an internationally successful company has developed
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How to re-invigorate British manufacturing

by Peter Kolarz of Francis Hutcheson Institute, uk economy manufacturing

How might it be possible to re-invigorate manufacturing in Britain and all the developed nations who have experienced a steady downturn?
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How to grow a successful business

by Rupert Lee-Browne, CEO Caxton FX, interview finance forex

Rupert Lee-Browne talks about the development of Caxton FX, the role of SMEs in developing the economy and how to finance a business
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Japan - conflicting opinions

by RDPI, japan economy marketing CountryFeature

What do people in the UK think about Japanese products, businesses and the country's prospects?
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Japan and the world stage

by Tania Coke, japan economy innovation CountryFeature

After the recent tsunami and nuclear problems in Japan, how do the Japanese perceive their position?
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