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South Africa's VBS Mutual Bank Fails Amid ‘Severe Liquidity Crisis’

VBS Mutual Bank, one of South Africa’s smallest lenders, has been put into administration after it was unable to repay money owed to municipalities, …

5 Non-Confrontational Ways Leaders Keep Their Followers Accountable

Keeping your team accountable without being overbearing can be hard; it doesn't have to be, though.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I make an amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwich.<p>Seriously.<p>It's out of this world.<p>When I teach people my technique, they …

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How to build your dynasty: Hire for passion, train for skill, coach for performance

Building the right team is hard. What’s more challenging is hiring for several roles at once and trying to determine how all the pieces will come together in the end. You’re trying to assess individual performance, how the team will gel, and where the gaps will be. It’s like drafting a full …

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

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How Boards Can Set a New CEO Up for Success

<i>Few people have more experience with CEO successions than Ram Charan. For more than three decades, Charan has been involved in CEO searches in the United States, China, Japan, India, Brazil, and Europe, as a director, an adviser, or a member of the selection committee. Charan recently shared best</i> …

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Peer-to-peer giant Zopa to launch digital bank

Peer-to-peer lender Zopa has announced plans to launch an online-only bank challenging high-street lenders, to offer deposit accounts and overdrafts to customers.<p>Zopa, Britain’s biggest peer-to-peer website, has applied for a banking licence to launch a "next generation bank", which will sit …

Investing in Banking Technology to Win Over Generation Y

<i>By Nick Nesbitt, consulting services director at</i> <i>Tagetik UK.</i><p>Millennials are the largest emerging market globally and the largest source of wealth …

Why is Y Combinator giving away its trade secrets for free in a YouTube class?

News out of Silicon Valley top tier accelerator Y Combinator was a little confusing today. President Sam Altman decided to give away the …