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What drives US entrepreneurship?

How does running a business differ around the world? In a new series, the BBC News Website is speaking to successful entrepreneurs from around the globe about the secrets of their success, and the challenges they have faced. In the … Continue reading

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Intelligence Is Overrated: What You Really Need To Succeed

Albert Einstein’s was estimated at 160, Madonna’s is 140, and John F. Kennedy’s was only 119, but as it turns out, your IQ score pales in comparison with your EQ, MQ, and BQ scores when it comes to predicting your … Continue reading

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The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time

Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too … Continue reading

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Coaching for performance

How to lead the creation of a performance culture is one of the FD’s biggest challenges. But it is not for the faint hearted. THE CHALLENGE facing every FD I know is: what is the finance function doing to drive … Continue reading

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Strategic performance management in the public sector

KEY MESSAGES 1. Public sectors across the globe, despite their diversity, share common challenges. The need for sustainable and stable public finances. The need to gain the public’s confidence that tax revenues are being used cost-efficiently. Most of all, the … Continue reading

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Nestle having ‘challenging’ 2012

The world’s biggest food group Nestle has reported rising sales but says it is having a “challenging year”. The Swiss company said its sales in the first three months of 2012 were 21.4bn Swiss francs ($23.4bn; £14.6bn), up 5.6% from … Continue reading

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McDonald’s profits boosted by store revamps

McDonald’s profits rose 5% in the first quarter to $1.27bn, helped by a revamp of its restaurants. The company said profits had also been boosted by new menu items, including chicken McBites and McCafe drinks. Sales at US stores that … Continue reading

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Keep the best and brightest

The AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) recently completed a national survey about the attitudes and aspirations of the most promising young accounting professionals. The 2011 PCPS Top Talent Study (available at tinyurl.com/6tygubv) suggests how firms of all sizes can … Continue reading

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Cloud Communications and The Future of Marketing In The Post-PC World

If you are a marketer who has spent the last 10 years mastering the art of capturing and converting customers on the desktop web, the rapid rise of smartphones and the iPad might make you nervous. You’ve built businesses on … Continue reading

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Coaching for performance

How to lead the creation of a performance culture is one of the FD’s biggest challenges. But it is not for the faint hearted. THE CHALLENGE facing every FD I know is: what is the finance function doing to drive performance? … Continue reading

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