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Five life hacks to be more productive - 05/04/2018

An unproductive person will not survive in business, because less productivity means less money. Such a man needs to spend much more time and effort to achieve the same results than an effective person does. What does it mean to be productive? Is it about working more or increasing resources? No, it means getting more by spending the same amount of energy. That is, we can work only a couple of...

Why is Jan Koum leaving Facebook? - 05/02/2018

The US media write that Jan Koum, founder of WhatsApp messenger, left Facebook because of a conflict with the leadership of the most popular social network in the world. Mr. Koum expressed disagreement with Facebook's policy regarding WhatsApp users, namely, use of their personal data for advertisers and attempts to weaken the system of end-to-end message encryption in the messenger. Jan Koum...

Easy peasy: How to make your business and private life simpler - 04/27/2018

People dream that everything was simple. For example, the simpler your mobile application or terms of your user agreement, the more likely you achieve success. Here are some tips on this topic. Why we like to make things complicated People love simplicity. Students want to learn without effort. Adults want to learn easy foreign languages. And almost everyone likes to do simple exercises, like...

Nine tips for a project manager - 04/18/2018

A right strategy will help a newcomer to uncover key concepts, answer typical questions and cope with the chaos surrounding many projects. Here are nine tips for inexperienced project managers. Planning together One of the common mistakes of young project managers is that they try to plan everything by themselves. For this reason, the team members are not always ready to accept their plans....

BCG: Corporate banks have only two to three years to rethink their business - 04/12/2018

According to a new report of The Boston Consulting Group, almost half of corporate banks are now losing profits. The researchers believe that only those who carry out a complex digital transformation of their operations will be able to survive. It is noted that corporate banks have only two to three years to occupy their niches, until a competitive environment is formed. It follows from the...

BCG finds a formula for a long and happy business life - 04/09/2018

The BCG Henderson Institute found what companies should do to remain viable in the long term. Experts note that large and successful firms that have long and firmly held leadership positions on the market are now the most vulnerable. Resting on your laurels is the right road to ruin   In the study on preserving viability of companies, experts note that "what previously helped organizations...

The Platform Revolution: How Alibaba conquered the global market - 04/05/2018

Networked markets are changing the economy and the world around us. One of the successful examples of the modern platform is the Chinese company Alibaba, which in 2014 held the largest ever public offering of shares. Let's find out how the Chinese giant managed to conquer the international market in a short time. Before the IPO, many Westerners who did not follow the e-commerce world had never...

How to spark up creative business thinking - 03/29/2018

It is not easy to wake up your creativity to come up with business ideas. Let’s take a look at seven features of creative thinking. 1. Creative thinking is very social Just like an artist, and a business person can come up with a wonderful idea. However, creativity always requires interaction with other people. In most cases, implementation of the idea will require cooperation, and not with...

Seven rags to riches billionaires - 03/22/2018

Billionaires are not born, they are made. At least some of them. Some have to work hard to earn their billions. From the outhouse to the penthouse is actually a cliché, but there are real life exapmples for this. Below, we will tell about seven billionaires who were born in poor families, but became the richest people in the world. Ralph Lauren Capital: $ 6.3 billion Ralph Lauren is an...

Four ingenious marketing tricks - 03/09/2018

Marketing and a practical approach to positioning and sales can help to increase profits without conducting global research or change production. It's enough just to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and understand his problems. Here are four effective marketing tricks that helped companies increase profits and attract new customers. The tricky bottle Marketers know a lot about the qualities...
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