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The Best Ways To Spend A Free 20 Minutes

Don’t think you can do anything meaningful with only a handful of time? Then let us make a few productivity-enhancing, soul-satisfying suggestions.<p>Here’s a deceptively profound question, courtesy of designer-blogger Mike Moloney: what do you do when you have a pocket full of free time? Do you …

The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything

Great insight moves your career, organization, or business forward. The problem? Most people are terrible at asking questions. Learn from the pros how to do it right.<p>Ask yourself: If you could interview like Walter Cronkite, would you get more value from your meetings? Would your mentors become …

Hiscox to tackle lost revenue for football clubs

Lloyds insurer offers top clubs revenue protection for player injuries and lost income from failed transfer deals<p>Underwriters are hoping to score by covering top flight football clubs against lost revenue if a star player sustains a long term injury - creating a new insurance marketplace worth £4bn.<p>…

Why Is The Business Of Creativity Such An Oxymoron?

TED talks and bestsellers about creativity are often anything but creative. Here’s why.<p>Judging by the number of TED talks or books bouncing up and down the bestseller lists offering to help us bottle that elusive djinn, we should be living in the Age Of Creativity. If that’s true, though, why are …

More than 50% of Christmas spend will be online this year

This Christmas, 56 per cent of consumers will spend more than half of their budget online, meaning that £10bn will be up for grabs for online …

SMEs are "bringing production back home"

More than 15 per cent of SMEs either have or are in the process of bringing production back to Britain, compared to just 4 per cent that have …

High-growth firms are on the rise, helping UK economy expand

The proportion of high-growth companies in the UK grew from 17.4 per cent in 2011 to 20.5 per cent in 2012, according to research by Barclays and the …

World sport 'must tackle big business of match fixing'

<b>The marriage of sport and gambling, once a commercial match seemingly made in heaven, is facing some tough questions as corruption scandals continue to rock officials, players and fans.</b><p>Cricket, snooker and football are among the sports that have been seen to be susceptible to manipulation and match …

Business news and markets: as it happened - November 25, 2013

Iran deal pushes global stocks to hit their highest level since 2008<p><b>• Profits at 'Big Six' energy companies rocket 75pc as bills soar</b> <b><br>• Oil price falls more than 2pc after Iran deal</b><p><b>Latest</b><p><b>Close of blog</b><p><b>16.50</b> And that is where we are going to close the blog today.<p>For all the latest news you can read it …

The Future Of Branding Is Creating Real Connections Between Consumers And Products

By Rita J. King6 minute Read<p>The future of branding belongs to storytellers who understand the hero’s journey in the context of modern, mobile life. …

FTSE 100 to hit 7,500 in 2014, says Goldman Sachs

Robust UK and global growth will push Britain's benchmark share index to fresh highs, according to Goldman Sachs<p>Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist at Goldman Sachs, says a robust UK recovery in 2014 will push Britain's benchmark index to a fresh high.<p>Goldman Sachs predicts UK growth …

6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation

Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need.<p>Every organization is designed to get the results it gets. Poor performance comes from a poorly designed organization. Superior results emerge when strategies, business models, structure, processes, technologies, …

8 Simple Ways To Get Happier At Work

Eye strain, iPhones, desk lamps, stomach cramps: Maximizing and minimizing these elements of your workday will help you get work done. But don’t just take it from us. Listen to Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin, who clearly knows from mirth.<p><i>Happiness Project</i> author Gretchen Rubin recently …

Buying up Britain: British household names that aren't actually British

When visiting a foreign country for the first time, we all want to taste the local food and visit shops we don’t normally see at home. Those wanting …