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What Salesforce’s expansion in Europe means for you

When software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools first emerged in the early 2000s, the U.S. was at the forefront of adoption. With concerns around security and confidentiality,...

Five career-killing email blunders

LIKE most desk jockeys, Kim spends a big chunk of her time on e-mail. Once, an intern asked her if it was OK to leave...

Did Chris Rock Just Create Another Problem?

I’m not going to say “unless you’ve been living under a Rock”, even though the pun-value is quite tempting, but suffice it to say,...

Web Based CRM Solution New Opportunities for Small Organizations

A flexible web based CRM software will help you manage precious details of your customers. Maintaining legitimate time entry to finish reporting and dashboards...

(A) Politically Speaking

Let me start by saying that I am one of the most apolitical (notice the "a", it's important) person on the planet, but as...

How Karen Got her Job and Why Doug Didn’t Part l

In the life of a career coach, there are clients who take advice and there are clients who make excuses. Today, I'm profiling two...

Firms Where Everyone Agrees But Nothing Changes

Do you sometimes stop to think how well your organisation compares with others in terms of getting things done? Whether it's within a small project...

Banks agree $2bn US foreign exchange settlement

Nine banks have agreed to pay $2bn (£1.3bn) in settlements to US investors over claims they rigged foreign exchange rates, according to lawyers. They are...

How To Create Successful Habits

Find out how forming the right habits can literally make you or break you. You will find out the reason why bad habits are...

Stop making these LinkedIn mistakes

ARE you on LinkedIn? It doesn’t matter whether you’re a career veteran happy with your job or a college student looking for internships —...
Toyota recalls 2.86 million cars globally over emissions control unit

Toyota recalls 2.86 million cars globally over emissions control unit

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) on Wednesday said it was recalling 2.87 million vehicles worldwide over a possible fault with their evaporative fuel emissions control...

3 Things to Do If You Want to Become a CEO...

A tech executive explains how he achieved that lofty goal himself, albeit a few years beyond 30. When, at age 24, I told my boss (somewhat...

Volkswagen board gathers for crisis meeting

Senior directors of German carmaker Volkswagen are due to meet to discuss what action to take after the company was caught manipulating its diesel...

AB InBev buys rival SABMiller for $172 billion

THE world’s top brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR) clinched Wednesday a gigantic $172 billion deal for its nearest rival SABMiller (SAB.L), in the third biggest takeover...

FTSE 100 posts biggest weekly loss this year

London's FTSE 100 index has recorded its biggest weekly loss this year after poor manufacturing figures in China exacerbated global economic fears. The FTSE has...

Top 5 Buy-Side Advantages of M&A

On January 5, 2015, Fortune released an article which highlighted that, “global merger and acquisition activity hit $3.5 trillion in 2014, which is up...

The Power of the Words You Speak

Words are powerful, so powerful that they can make or brake relationships in business and in life. You can use words to encourage or...

What’s Your Integrity Score?

At the end of the day your personal integrity is all you have. Perhaps we are born with a perfect score, let's arbitrarily assign...

Oprah just made $17m in one hour from a single tweet.

The media mogul and the largest individual stakeholder in Weight Watchers International Inc. tweeted a video at 12:09 p.m. Eastern time professing that she...

6 things that money can’t buy in Business…

The Beatles told us that money can't buy you love. But in business, arguably, that doesn't really apply. So apart from love, according to...

Are Soft Skills Learned or Inborn?

 This is the third in a series of posts exploring Soft Skills and why they are so important to your success in any endeavour. Soft...

11 Ways to Avoid a Broken Strategy

Creating a strategy is often elegant. It can be a clean and sophisticated process and often looks like a wonderful dream - albeit one...

Save Your Hard Earned Money with Online Shopping Portals

The New Year has started and well, what are we talking about? It’s been an entire month since this year kicked in. Since the...

Alphabet is buying back more than $5B in stock

Today, Alphabet, the umbrella company which owns Google, Nest, and all of Google’s money-eating “moonshot” experiments, announced plans to buy back more than $5...

How to read Hillary Clinton’s emails on Google, tech dinners, and...

Hours ago the U.S. State Department released 7,000 new pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server. The latest release, following Clinton’s alleged violation of U.S....

This Habit Determines the Altitude of Your Success

Every person on Earth has 24 hours a day. What you do with your time says more about you than what you say about...
Samsung buys connected car firm Harman for $8bn in cash

Samsung buys connected car firm Harman for $8bn in cash

Samsung Electronics is buying automotive electronics-maker Harman International Industries for about $8bn (£6.4bn) in cash as it makes a big push into connected car...

Book Review: 7 Classic Personal Finance Books Every One Should Read

There are a lot of personal finance books in the market today. If you are looking for a great personal finance book to read,...
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Google and Udacity launch Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree

Google has teamed up with Udacity to introduce the Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree, a program aimed at teaching students how to build sustainable revenue-generating businesses....

6 stupid office rules that should be banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy. Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most companies fall into...

China manufacturing activity shrinks

Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector shrank in October for the third straight month, officials said Sunday, fuelling fears that growth in the world's...
Google's underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to go live

Google’s underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to...

The 9,000 kilometre cable allows internet speeds to be boosted throughout Asia as well as the west coast of the US. Back in 2014, Google...

Why Female Entrepreneurs Can Lead Future Business Success

  A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on Inc about U.S entrepreneurship being at a 40-year low. Research suggests that there are are some...

Who, What, Why: What is name-blind recruitment?

Leading companies and universities are being asked to remove names from application forms in an effort to stop "unconscious bias" against potential recruits from...

Micropreneurship: NOW Is The Right Time To Start!

The term has been in the news in recent months, but what exactly IS a “micropreneur?” In a word, it’s an extremely small business. The...

Does An Increase Of Money Decrease Stress and Worry?

How many times did you think or hear someone say that they will stop being stressed they day they solve their money issues? It's...
The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

Since the days of the ancient Greek historian Pliny, humans have been fascinated by the mighty elephant.  Pliny once wrote that the elephant was...

China Markets Fall Sharply Despite Fresh Help From Beijing

Chinese markets fell sharply Wednesday, even as officials scrambled to arrest a three-week stock selloff. The widespread selling has spilled into global markets and...

Google thinks it’s found Asia’s ‘top beauty creators’ on YouTube

If you want to know what’s trending online in Asia’s beauty industry — from fashion to makeup — Google thinks it has put together...

Recessions help nudge women into science jobs

Encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, technology, education and math - the so-called STEM fields - is a worthy goal, given the...

Do you have the Soft Skills Required to be Successful?

Why is it that soft skills seem to have become the newest and latest “big” thing? Weren’t they always important and necessary? However, I’m...
Thomson Reuters to sell IP & science business for $3.55 billion

Thomson Reuters to sell IP & science business for $3.55 billion

Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO) said it agreed to sell its intellectual property and science business to private equity firms Onex Corp (OCX.TO) and Baring...

7 Truths to Set Yourself Up for Success

Success comes in different forms and it means different things to different people. There isn't a precise formula to follow to be successful nor...
Google is working on its own Android smartphone to go head to head with the iPhone

Google is working on its own Android smartphone to go head...

There have been several reports over the last year mentioning Google’s interest in building a smartphone. Although the company does have its own Nexus program...

U.K. Stocks Gain After Two-Day Slump as Unilever Shares Advance

U.K. stocks rose to snap a two-day losing streak, helped by a rally in Unilever. The maker of Hellmann’s mayonnaise posted the biggest gains in...

10 occurrences making news in finance world today

Here are 10 things making news in business and finance around the world today,November 23,2015. 1. SYDNEY — The Australian dollar is higher, after positive...
US to examine AT&T deal to buy Time Warner

US to examine AT&T deal to buy Time Warner

US lawmakers and both presidential candidates have raised questions about AT&T's deal to buy Time Warner. The US telecoms giant, already the country's third largest...

Outfox the ATS to Get Your Resume Read!

Professional resume writers have been educating our clients about the necessity of dealing with the horrors of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), yet given their...

China market slump: Shares end lower despite rate cut

Chinese shares have closed lower despite a fresh rate cut by the central bank. The mainland's benchmark Shanghai Composite fell 1.27% to 2,927.29, after veering...
Berlusconi : AC Milan 'sold' to Chinese consortium

Berlusconi : AC Milan ‘sold’ to Chinese consortium

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium. Berlusconi, who owns the Serie A team,...

Our Future With Trump’s Wall!

It is time to take a satirical look at the future and see what the 2016 election results will produce regarding a wall on...

China’s yuan set for IMF reserve status

The Chinese yuan is today (Monday) set to join a select group of currencies by receiving reserve status from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The...

Get ahead at work. Take a nap

Arianna Huffington is a self-confessed 'sleep evangelist' advocating a 10 minute snooze during the working day to recharge your batteries, boost performance and even improve...

Are Emoji’s the new (smiley) face of Marketing?

When Facebook augmented their ‘Like’ feature with 5 new emoji reactions it seemingly became a catalyst for major advertisers to jump on the bandwagon....

Take Off Your Heels! Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed!

  Many professional women have become sick of playing politics, working hard and receiving little or unequal return for their efforts. They have “kicked off...
Siemens to Invest EUR 1 Billion in New Startups Unit

Siemens to Invest EUR 1 Billion in New Startups Unit

German industrial group Siemens (SIEGn.DE) plans to invest 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) over the next five years in a new startups unit to...

IBM Announces World’s Most Powerful Computer Chips

In semiconductor chip research, IBM has been racking up the breakthroughs for decades. And now it says that work is paying off with the...

Argentina orders HSBC to replace local boss

Argentina's central bank has ordered HSBC to replace its chief executive in the country within 24 hours and accused the bank of failing to...

Cyber-thieves hit YouTube Fifa gamers

Six of the most successful Fifa video gamers to feature on YouTube have been targeted by cyber-thieves. The hackers stole millions of Fifa coins, the...
U.S.-UK 'special relationship' seen untouched after Brexit

U.S.-UK ‘special relationship’ seen untouched after Brexit

WASHINGTON - The United States looks unlikely to follow through on a threat to relegate Britain to second-class trade status once its ally leaves...
Yahoo's Tumblr Launches Live Video

Yahoo’s Tumblr Launches Live Video

Tumblr, the Yahoo-owned blogging platform, said Tuesday it was launching live video to help compete against similar offerings from Facebook and Twitter. The new feature,...

Europe and China sign pact to make 5G a reality

The European Commission and China today announced they have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of 5G mobile networks. Following similar agreements...

Marriott International to buy Starwood Hotels for $12.2B

US hoteliers Marriott International and Starwood Hotels have agreed a $12.2bn (£8bn) deal to create the world's biggest hotel company. Marriott International (MAR) has agreed...

FTSE 100 drops as yuan fall hits markets

The FTSE 100 sank more than 1% as trading got under way, after further falls in the Chinese yuan continued to rattle the market. After...

Signs You Are A Micromanager And How To Stop

  If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, one of the reasons you said goodbye to the corporate rat-race was “freedom.”  The freedom to be your own...

Be A Corporate Nomad, Not a Corporate Hodad!

A hodad is someone who pretends to be something he is not.  A term born in surfing, hodads were guys who hung out at...
Women Entrepreneurs

Working Your Buzz Off?  It’s a Bee-Sy World For Women Entrepreneurs!

The Forbes list of successful entrepreneurs is dominated by men.  But, there are many women entrepreneurs who have taken the bull by its horns...

How To Enhance Your Intuition Capacity To Maximize Moments Of Opportunity

Steve Jobs attributed much of his success to his ability to follow his own “inner knowing”, even when analysts and “experts” disagreed. He was...

What is Freedom?

I visited Gallipoli in Turkey recently with my father who’s from New Zealand. Gallipoli is a special place of remembrance for New Zealanders and...

David Cameron begins trade mission in South East Asia

David Cameron says business deals worth more than £750m ($1.2bn) will be made during his tour of South East Asia. Mr Cameron is to be...

HOW TO

‘I had a reservation ’bout every occupation, I was ever on...

This is a line from the excellent song Leaving Winslow on Jackson Browne's recent release Standing in the Breech. Funny how music gets you...

I Did Everything Wrong: Learn From Me

I've met some excellent career coaches and resume writers on LinkedIn. There's a great deal of consensus, as well as occasional radically different approaches...

Developing Good Habits to Improve Your Retail Store

E-commerce is quickly taking over the market and brick and mortar stores are slowly losing their popularity. That is one of the reasons why...

50 of The Most Exciting Tech Startups Coming Out of Africa

African is witnessing the emergence of a technology revival. It is home to many startups that are changing the landscape. Every year Africa birth...
The Big Mistake People Make About Money

The Big Mistake People Make About Money

Is money the root of all evil?  I don’t believe so.  Yet many of us live with a weird dichotomy when it comes to...
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