Business Works

Coming out of recession - of Fergusons, fetlocks and felines

by John Harlow, Director, Harlow Insolvency, economy riskmanagement finance
The prospect of an upturn in the economy is exciting, but business needs to exercise care as it can be fraught with risk
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Communications - the route to success in organisational change

by Ruth Stuart, Research Adviser Learning and Development, CIPD

The importance of upward communication on the success of change and the ability of senior leaders to listen to and honour that upward communication is critical
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Real customer reviews for marketing success

by Madeleine Laplanche, Trustpilot

The most trusted form of marketing is the ratings and reviews of customers in persuading people to buy - make sure they're not fake
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Why listening to your parents could be good for business

by Ariel Eckstein, Managing Director, LinkedIn EMEA

As a country, we have a long way to go before we're adequately tapping in to the skills of the older generation
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Design - a professional standard?

by Robin Horrex, Founder and CEO, MBC Group

Design has a huge impact on the success of businesses but in the current Wild West, as a client, how do you know which designer to choose? We need a quality standard
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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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Managing sustained innovation for a smarter planet

by Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP Innovation

Extraordinary outcomes can be achieved when the right people, infrastructure and motivation come together - sustained innovation is becoming more significant
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What is the real purpose of a company?

by Dr Graham Wylie, CEO, The Medical Research Network

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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Is banker bashing fair and justified?

by Sir Thomas Harris, Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank

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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Stop wasting valuable talent

by Sharon Glancy, MD, People 1st

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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