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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,...

The Non-Destructive Steps To Dealing With Your First Million Dollars

You’ve just made a million dollars, and you feel sorry for yourself. You feel you have let yourself and peer down by taking too...

After Financial Times, Pearson Announces Plans to Sell The Economist Magazine...

Pearson Plc moved closer to an exit from business publishing as it announced plans to dispose of its stake in the 172-year-old Economist magazine,...

Living with Alexa

Amazon launched their new voice activated home assistant Alexa unit called Echo in the UK today and I have got my grubby mitts on...

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...

Is What you are doing Worth your Dying TIME?

I believe when things are bad you can change them..... #iBelieve   Sometimes being an ENTREPRENEUR means using you Mindsight to judge or interpret your Failures. Eye-sight: judging...

What can we learn from the Athletics World Cup?

Don’t you think it’s a special privilege observing someone pushing themselves to their limits to achieve a goal – big or small, and to...

Our investments will boost Nigeria’s exports – Japanese Govt

The Japanese government has explained that the increasing number of japan investors in Nigeria over the past year will ultimately boost the volume of...

You are extraordinary. Believe it!

The first, and one of the most challenging but crucial strategies for bolstering a sense of vitality in our lives, is to believe that...
Google Fiber is buying high-speed internet provider Webpass

Google Fiber is buying high-speed internet provider Webpass

Google Fiber is bulking up its business after it announced a deal to acquire ISP Webpass, a 13-year-old company that provides high-speed internet for business and...

Why cycling is the new golf

Is the business community really trading their Ping for Pinarello? Swapping their green jackets for a yellow jersey? Well according to a recent Business Insider...
Mark Zuckerberg just made a big investment that pays young people in Africa to learn code Andela

Mark Zuckerberg just made a big investment that pays young people...

Andela, a two-year-old startup, trains software developers in Africa and gives them full-time roles at international companies. It already employs nearly 200 engineers in its...

The most valuable skills of your team members

How to build a team you can count on? The answer to that questions secures the overall success of any business. People are the...

10 ways startups can get the most out of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful, yet often overlooked platforms for marketing, and can actually be more successful than other social channels because...

The True Meaning Of Patience: A Fine Art!

For many entrepreneurs, success can be reached despite countless obstacles. How many times do you get knocked down and you get back up? And...

How Karen Got her Job and Why Doug Didn’t Part 2

Part I of this post described Karen's success in finding a new job. Thank you to everyone who wrote that they were looking forward to learning...

A “No” Answer? It’s Not The End of The World!

The last thing any entrepreneur wants to hear when asking an investor for money to get “the big idea” off the ground is the...

When data meets finance, a new executive pecking order emerges

There’s a new player shaking up the power ranking of C-level executives at many companies. A few years ago, when data analytics was still...

The shares you wish you’d bought

IF YOU haven’t bought their products, you’ve definitely walked past them in the supermarket aisle. But don’t you wish you’d bought a stake in...
Five companies considered buying LinkedIn

Five companies considered buying LinkedIn

A new SEC filing posted Friday gives more clarity about what led up to Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn for over $26 billion. And they prove...
Adidas and Kanye West expand their partnership with planned sports gear and Yeezy retail stores

adidas and Kanye West Make History with Transformative New Partnership adidas...

The Most Significant Partnership Ever Created Between an Athletic Brand and a Non-Athlete Los Angeles, June 29, 2016 - Today, adidas announced the cementing of its long-term relationship...

Why Being Hungry Is Good For Entrepreneurs

Do you know what you call an entrepreneur who’s NOT “hungry?” A starving entrepreneur. The simple truth is that if you’re not hungry enough for...

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...
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...

Ways of Un-rushing

You know how it goes. Rush rush rush rush. And then rush some more. Especially during the month of December. End of year reports. Gift...

Why being a mentor might just change your life

This past year, I noticed that my weekly posts on LinkedIn had acquired a regular new reader and follower – Victor Colorado. How did I...

What does your connected car REALLY know about you?

As the Paris Motor Show revs up this week, much of the hype surrounding the event is about connectivity. McKinsey have predicted that the...

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,...
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 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...
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...

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Working from Home

To tell you the truth, I am entirely happy with having been a home-based businesswoman for about eight years now. Increasingly, more women are...

How to Use Social to Get a Job

Starting a job search? The time to have begun networking was months or even years ago. Networking is a long-range strategy. It doesn’t necessarily...

20 Key Actions that Make You a Better and Happier Person

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...

Cue Word: Shoe Swap

Empathy. A great word. Like passion, like integrity, like synergy – a word in danger of becoming an easily uttered cliché. What does empathy-in-action actually look...

How to Think Like a Recruiter

Why am I turning the tables to tell you how HR professionals hire? Because too many job seekers think only of themselves. What they want....

Top 12 Contributors on Business Gists

Business Gists is an online community for inspiration, educative, discovering powered by contributor worldwide where everybody are welcome. Our mission is to provide the...

4 Reasons to Become a Better Learner to the Near Future

What the future could surely demand from us? How can we know if we are prepared for it? Are you? This article will discern reasons and thoughts...

Want to stand out on LinkedIn? Then DON’T be strategic, passionate...

On your LinkedIn profile do you describe yourself as Creative? Focused? Passionate? All strong descriptors but, according to the latest LinkedIn research, so does...

The Business Bullsh*t Quiz – how many do you know?

Straight out of the box, we need to address the 800 pound gorilla in the room. We all action these cliched idioms each and...

Fleksy’s mobile keyboard app goes free as the company bets on...

Mobile keyboard company Fleksy has followed in the footsteps of SwiftKey by making its Android and iOS app completely free. With seven million downloads to...
investors

Looking For An Investor For Your Venture? Read This!

Starting your own business can be terrifying at times, especially once you start actually hiring people.  Before that point, it’s an adventure with a...
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Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire ÄKTA application development consulting firm

Salesforce has signed an agreement to acquire digital experience and engagement consultancy AKTA. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. A Salesforce spokesperson confirmed...
Virgin Atlantic signs $4.4 billion order for 12 A350s

Virgin Atlantic signs $4.4 billion order for 12 A350s

Virgin Atlantic signed a deal to buy 12 Airbus (AIR.PA) A350-1000 aircraft as part of a $4.4 billion (£3.4 billion) order which will help...

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...

Why Beijing’s Efforts Have Failed to Tame China’s Stock Market

Since the last week of June, the Chinese government has intervened in the country’s stock markets nearly every day to stop their steep slide....

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...

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...
Alphabet’s ‘Other Bets’ adopting new performance-based stock compensation

Alphabet’s ‘Other Bets’ adopting new performance-based stock compensation

The goal of last year’s Alphabet re-org was to effectively turn Google’s many research divisions into startups that make profitable products and services. To better...

High-Calibre Programme Management

Programme management involves the coordinated organisation, direction and implementation of a group of projects and transformation activities to deliver outcomes and benefits relating to...

The CEO’s Gap Between Strategy & Execution

Successful strategy and execution results in the business transformation that leaders need to bring about, if they are to ensure their organisations thrive and...

Why Bankers Just Said No To Your Start-up?

The process of getting a start-up loan can feel a lot like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without any gear. There are blizzards of...

Airbnb partners with China Broadband, Sequoia to expand in China

Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it was partnering with investment firms China Broadband Capital and Sequoia China to expand into the...

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...
Land swap between Google & LinkedIn will allow both companies to build desired headquarters

Land swap between Google & LinkedIn will allow both companies to...

In March, Google shared its ambitious plan for a futuristic expansion of its Mountain View headquarters. Those plans were derailed in May after LinkedIn...

6 Stupid Office Rules that should be Banned

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

Fake news – the scourge of Social Media?

"It's now clear that so-called 'fake news' can have real world consequences"Hillary Clinton said last week in one of her first speeches since her...

Good Self Awareness Can lead to real Happiness

Good self awareness can guide you into happy territory as each day goes by. It doesn't happen overnight but it can start today, right...

THE 3 Questions to Working YOUR Passion

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” – John Wesley The phone doesn’t stop ringing. Emails...

Matt Damon shows us how to give a sh*t and still...

Several months ago I wrote a lighthearted piece about how social media could have been a contributory factor in the Kim Kardashian jewellery heist...

HIV drug boss defends 5,000% price increase

The head of a US pharmaceutical company has defended his company's decision to raise the price of a 62-year-old medication used by Aids patients...

Five Songs From My iPod That Will Make You a Better...

Music can move us, make us smile; bring back memories - both good and bad - and many other things. Today, I plan to...

Is The Global Economy Headed For Another Recession?

I was watching Bloomberg business channel this afternoon and the anchors were talking about the recently proposed Greece Bailout by the Euroean Union, the...

US and China agree cybercrime truce

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime. Speaking at a joint news conference...

How I learn to manage Major Life Changes

In life change is inevitable.  Whether the change is planned or unplanned, every one of us must face one sort of change or the...

Hamilton demands changes to ‘boring’ F1

LEWIS Hamilton reckons the “incredibly boring” practice sessions for the Russian GP highlighted how F1 could improve its race weekend format. Friday running in Sochi...

Going To Study Abroad? Learn How To Save On Your Stay

If you decline your brilliant study-abroad opportunities only because of high costs, it`s a bad idea. After all, there is a large variety of...

The ‘no emails outside office hours’​ law won’t work – so...

Legislation in France came into effect on 1st January which stipulates that employees do not have to respond to any emails out of office...

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...

Resume Writing Help –The Important Things to Include In Your Resume

Your resume sells you in the job market and make your potential employer aware of your competencies and career goals. Whether you are a...

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The 7 Habits of Highly Impactful People

Cultivating great impact habits boosts your positive influence, as well as your business’ financial success. This first habit focuses on what you really value. You...
5 Key Factors To An Eye Catching LinkedIn Profile Photo

5 Key Factors To An Eye Catching LinkedIn Profile Photo

According to Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov, it only takes 100 milliseconds to form an impression of someone just from looking at...

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...

6 Characteristics of Relationships and How to Maintain Them

The article discusses the nature and characteristics of relationships (both personal and professional) and suggests ways to maintain a healthy relationship. When two persons enter...

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...
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