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Fight tomorrow’s battles with yesterday’s weapons, you lose

Our Brexit negotiations deserve better thinking about the new globalization according to top economist and globalization expert Richard Baldwin. His new book The Great Convergence argues that the 20th century view of trade – goods that were made in one nation and sold in another – is deeply misleading in today’s world.

Article by: | Published: 24 October 2016

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Stop waiting around for success

Waiting - we all hate to do it. Whether it’s sitting at traffic lights waiting for the green light or standing in a kitchen waiting for the kettle to boil, we would much rather be using our time more productively. Unfortunately, these kinds of things are hard to avoid in everyday life, but that doesn’t mean we should accept waiting in the workplace. Here, Stephen Parker, CEO of Parker Software, explores how business automation technology can give businesses the green light.

Article by: | Published: 19 October 2016

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Nine Ways your ‘negotiation personality’ can undermine success

Here are three questions you may have never asked yourself prior to entering into a negotiation, but should: What kind of negotiator am I? What kind of negotiator would I like to be? From Veteran negotiation and contracts expert Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez, author of “Think Like a Negotiator

Article by: | Published: 17 October 2016

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Employer brand through social recognition

Before dedicating budget, business leaders always ask themselves if it will produce a satisfactory return on investment (ROI). When it comes to employee recognition, the ROI quickly becomes clear.

Article by: | Published: 30 September 2016

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The Question of fuel

One year on and VWgate has been all but forgotten by most of the trade and retail consumers. From a value perspective, the initial knee jerk reaction experienced in September 2015 that led to differences of up to four percentage points on the Glass used car index for VW Golf diesel vehicles, and larger for other Group brands, has dissipated and the index now shows a negligible negative impact. Article from Glass.

Article by: | Published: 28 September 2016

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“Super recognisers” outperform

In an age where human beings are increasingly outperformed by computer algorithms and facial recognition technology can perform wonders, ‘super recognisers’, humans with extraordinary abilities to recollect facial features, pip algorithms when it comes to recognising faces.

Article by: | Published: 15 September 2016