• Handshake
    How to shake your way to interview success

    Are you a timid hand-shaker, clasping another’s hand with all the vigour of a wilting lettuce leaf? Or are you a bone-crusher with a formidable grip? Perhaps you’re somewhere in between: no-nonsense and firm? Whatever you are, it’s a...

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  • Introvert
    The rise of the introvert

    Business has always been seen as the preserve of the big personality. However, in her new book, Quiet, Susan Cain says it’s time more thoughtful and reserved types got their due. 10 WAYS INTROVERTS CAN HELP THEMSELVES 1. Embrace...

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  • Twitter_image
    What not to do on twitter

    Look out for 10 risks when tweeting. Twitter is now an accepted business communication channel for many organisations. Whether engaging with customers, building a community, dealing with complaints or distributing news both companies and managers are using it on...

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  • Entrepreneur
    Were you born to be an entrepreneur?

    Want to be an entrepreneur? There are a few common characteristics that all successful entrepreneurs possess. Do you have what it takes asks Neeta Patel, CEO of The New Entrepreneurs Foundation. The term ‘entrepreneur’ has become embedded in our...

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  • Co_opetition
    What’s the big idea with Co-opetition

    Being competitive doesn’t guarantee better results. Sometimes it’s good to share says Nigel Nicholson professor of organisational behaviour at the London Business School. Back in the days when the UK had industry clusters, the wool textile firms of...

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  • Facebook_Zuckerburg
    Facebook to take 10-year tax holiday?

    Facebook has managed to amass a tax credit worth $13.4bn off the back of its stock market flotation last year, and could pass on paying US corporation tax for a decade. Will Zuckerberg risk the bad press? Facebook’s tax...

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  • BRAND
    Words-worth: Brand

    Yet it’s a word with humble origins. In Anglo-Saxon times, a ‘brand’ was a piece of burning wood from the hearth. By the 16th century, it meant a mark made by burning with a hot iron. Animals were branded...

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  • Confident
    Words-worth: Confidence

    Everyone’s talking about confidence. Where did the word come from? What the world needs now is confidence, and lots of it. Consumers need confidence about their prospects to encourage them to spend; while businesses hope that spending will...

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  • predictions
    Why predictions are pointless

    There is very little evidence that we can make accurate decisions, and plenty that we can’t. So why do we do it? Wading through pages of legalese from my pension fund recently, I struggled to get any idea...

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