The Management Tech You Need to Nail IRCE18 – Small Business, Big World – Medium

The Management Tech You Need to Nail IRCE18 – Small Business, Big World – Medium

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The Management Tech You Need to Nail IRCE18 – Small Business, Big World – Medium
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Do Britain’s railways need a Fat Controller?

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Do Britain’s railways need a Fat Controller?
ON MAY 20th, the biggest changes to train timetables in modern British history took place, affecting commuters and business travellers across the country. In the weeks beforehand, the train-operating companies had been spinning the changes as good news for passengers due to an increase in the number of services offered. Journalists were being hosted on […]
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Google runs into more flak on artificial intelligence

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Google runs into more flak on artificial intelligence
DISCOVERING and harnessing fire unlocked more nutrition from food, feeding the bigger brains and bodies that are the hallmarks of modern humans. Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, thinks his company’s development of artificial intelligence trumps that. “AI is one of the most important things that humanity is working on,” he told an event in California […]
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Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

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Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too
Four-time New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. In his 2009 international best seller Crush It, Gary insisted that a […]
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Can the solar industry survive without subsidies?

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Can the solar industry survive without subsidies?
A LITTLE over a decade ago, when JinkoSolar, a Shanghai-based company, entered the solar business, it was such a novice that when it visited international trade fairs, all it had was a bare table and a board with its name scribbled on it. But it also had luck, a technological edge and lots of public […]
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How To Get Quality Sales Reps For Your Fashion Business

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How To Get Quality Sales Reps For Your Fashion Business
One of the biggest issues facing fashion brands today is sales!  Or lack there of.    Most fashion entrepreneurs are creative but do not have the skill set to sell. That is why hiring good quality sales reps is an excellent solution.  The fact that you don’t need to keep them on payroll and only pay […]
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The insecurity of freelance work

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The insecurity of freelance work
THE decline of the conventional job has been much heralded in recent years. It is now nearly axiomatic that people will work for a range of employers in a variety of roles over their lifetimes, with a much more flexible schedule than in the past. Opinion is still divided over whether this change is a […]
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4 Paths to Better Content Management and Strategy [New Research]

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4 Paths to Better Content Management and Strategy [New Research]
Struggle to manage content in a responsive, automated, scalable way? Check out Content Marketing Institute’s 2018 Content Management & Strategy Survey. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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4 Ways you need to align your brand values

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4 Ways you need to align your brand values
Are you personal brand building like this to make people interested to know you? Try personal brand building with these tools to build your likability and instill trust. Make it simple. Make it Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Buying GitHub takes Microsoft back to its roots

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Buying GitHub takes Microsoft back to its roots
ALMOST to the day 17 years ago Steve Ballmer, then boss of Microsoft, the world’s biggest software firm, called Linux a “cancer”, meaning that the open-source operating system would spell the death of proprietary software. On June 4th, his successor, Satya Nadella, announced that the firm would take over GitHub, the main source of such […]
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Aviation’s most outspoken boss thinks women cannot do his job

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Aviation’s most outspoken boss thinks women cannot do his job
THE International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association for airlines, was founded in 1945 to promote the interests of carriers around the world. In recent years the airline cartel of old has been accused of being out of tune with the times, particularly by low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, which is Europe’s biggest. At […]
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In developing countries, many people cannot afford not to work

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In developing countries, many people cannot afford not to work
No time for tweeting AMERICA’S unemployment statistics attract close attention, even from presidents. Early on June 1st President Donald Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to the latest figure (3.8%), released that morning. China’s unemployment numbers, by contrast, attract mostly ridicule. They have barely budged since 2011 despite the upheavals of the period. Many […]
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A Hungarian startup could beat Ryanair at its own low-cost game

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A Hungarian startup could beat Ryanair at its own low-cost game
JUST a few hundred metres from Budapest airport’s runways, the wails of scorched airline passengers echo around an industrial estate. But no real people are being harmed. Here Wizz Air, a rapidly growing Hungarian carrier, trains cabin crew and pilots in evacuating its planes safely. Last year the airline recruited 1,000 new staff, twice as […]
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Rwanda refuses to remove tariffs on imports of used clothing

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Rwanda refuses to remove tariffs on imports of used clothing
Glad rags to sad rags IN A market in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, a cacophonous auction is under way. Sellers hold crumpled T-shirts and faded jeans aloft; traders shout and jostle for the best picks. Everything is second-hand. A Tommy Hilfiger shirt goes for 5,000 Rwandan francs ($5.82); a plain one for a tenth of that. […]
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American tech giants are making life tough for startups

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American tech giants are making life tough for startups
IT IS a classic startup story, but with a twist. Three 20-somethings launched a firm out of a dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, with the goal of using algorithms to predict the reply to an e-mail. In May they were fundraising for their startup, EasyEmail, when Google held its annual […]
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There is madness, but perhaps also method, in America’s trade policies

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There is madness, but perhaps also method, in America’s trade policies
DIVINING meaning in the Trump administration’s trade announcements is a thankless task. No sooner does a policy seem settled than it is thrown up in the air once more. On May 23rd, days before a scheduled meeting with the European Union and Japan on a joint trade strategy and in the middle of talks to […]
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What in the world is growth hacking, and why you should learn how to do it

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What in the world is growth hacking, and why you should learn how to do it
Growth hacking is not a buzzword, it’s a way of life. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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The number of new banks in America has fallen off a cliff

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The number of new banks in America has fallen off a cliff
THE single-storey main branch of the Texas Hill Country Bank, in Kerrville, sits at the back of a tired shopping centre, in the shade of a six-storey Wells Fargo building. When Roy Thompson, the chief executive, was hired (from Wells) in 2012, three years after it opened, he ran a radio ad campaign to alert […]
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Why airliners in Cuba and Iran crash so much

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Why airliners in Cuba and Iran crash so much
WHEN the dream of a smooth flight turns into the nightmare of an airliner crash, understanding what went wrong is sometimes straightforward. That was the case with a Malaysia Airlines flight which crashed in the summer of 2014, killing 298. This week Dutch and Australian investigators conclusively showed that it was shot down by a […]
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The Death Of a Fashion Business And How To Avoid It

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The Death Of a Fashion Business And How To Avoid It
Though I have had many successes launching and building multi million dollar businesses, I have had one failure.  Sometimes you learn more from your failures than you do from your successes. Here is my story. I opened a shoe store in a very trendy town that had a lot of tourists as well as wealthy […]
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Why it makes sense to invest in Treasury bonds

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Why it makes sense to invest in Treasury bonds
JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH, a quotable economist, observed that one of the deeper mysteries is why, in a falling market, there is still a buyer for every seller. It is a conundrum that bond investors must now contemplate. Since January the yield on a ten-year Treasury bond has risen (and thus bond prices have fallen) with […]
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“Now, most upcoming artists have to become more than just musicians and producers. They need to be excellent at marketing, video editing, Photoshop and copywriting. Sorry to be so doom and gloom but is not an easy time for breaking through” – Baime

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“Now, most upcoming artists have to become more than just musicians and producers. They need to be excellent at marketing, video editing, Photoshop and copywriting. Sorry to be so doom and gloom but is not an easy time for breaking through” – Baime
Danish duo Baime, consisting of Blindfold Recordings boss Jens Nørgaard and Mikael Melander, have been swiftly making their way up the musical ladder. It is fascinating to read their biography. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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As Tesla’s share price falls, it becomes an inviting takeover target

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As Tesla’s share price falls, it becomes an inviting takeover target
A RECENT tweet from Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla, an electric-car firm, shows footage of a Model X undergoing rollover testing. The SUV is propelled rapidly sideways on a trolley before encountering a sand trap that stops it suddenly, tipping the car. The Tesla teeters between ending up on its roof or settling back […]
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Do You Use Your Most Important Business Skill?

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Do You Use Your Most Important Business Skill?
Do you know what your most important business skill is? It’s not sales. It’s not marketing. It’s not copywriting. It’s not public speaking. There is one skill that will help you with every other skill Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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How kidnapping insurance keeps a lid on ransom inflation

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How kidnapping insurance keeps a lid on ransom inflation
IN THE early 1970s, leftist guerrillas in Argentina discovered a lucrative new way to make money: kidnap millionaires. Panicking firms would agree to huge ransoms, more concerned with freeing their executives than driving down the fee. That was not just bad for businesses. It also became a textbook case of how poor negotiating can send […]
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Gazprom is enjoying a sales boom in Europe

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Gazprom is enjoying a sales boom in Europe
FEW firms have more power to heat up the cauldron of global geopolitics like Gazprom, the state-backed Russian energy producer. It supplies more than a third of the natural gas that Europeans use for power generation, heating and cooking, creating what many—especially Americans—see as an unhealthy dependence (see chart). It has used its strength to […]
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8 Individual & Collective cultures you need to localize

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8 Individual & Collective cultures you need to localize
Make your customers know your when you localize content marketing. Apply these tools when you localize content marketing. Even more Localize Content Marketing Tools to get new customers. Content Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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