Julie Pisanu

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We must invest in SMEs to create a lasting recovery

The Government must focus on measures that will incentivise large businesses to invest the cash they have accumulated and to boost the confidence of small and medium-sized businesses<p>We have much to be optimistic about as we reflect on 2013, with the UK economy growing at its fastest rate for three …

Great Entrepreneurs Pick Great Markets

It’s hard to underestimate the power of an attractive or unattractive market in driving outcomes for companies, including start-ups. As Andy Rachleff, one of the founders of the venture capital firm Benchmark has said “When a great team meets a lousy market, markets win.”<p>For entrepreneurs, then, …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

SIEM, AIOps, Application Management, Log Management, Machine Learning, and Compliance

IT Operations<p>I see that one of my servers is down, has that impacted the health of my service?<p>How do I predict service-level degradation before it …

Do Customers Even Care about Your Core Competence?

A provocative—possibly apocryphal—story has the late C.K. Prahalad, the guru of “core competence,” doing a strategy audit for a huge Indian conglomerate. The company, Prahalad tells the CEO, is simply too complex and diverse. It needs to shed a few divisions and find and focus on an integrative …

Forget Business Plans; Here’s How to Really Size Up a Startup

If you want to really understand a firm’s strategy—whether it’s a start up or Fortune 500 firm–you need only two documents: the compensation plan and the pricing plan.<p>Forget about business plans, PowerPoint presentations, executive speeches, media interviews, strategy memos, or org charts. Forget …

You Can Win Without Differentiation

For decades, strategy gurus have been telling firms to differentiate. From Michael Porter to Costas Markides and through the Blue Oceans of Kim and Mauborgne, strategy scholars have been urging executives to distinguish their firm’s offerings and carve out a unique market position. Because if you …

McDonald’s leads QSRs in leveraging mobile for in-store engagement | Retail Dive

McDonald’s is testing different mobile payment and loyalty programs in the United States as the quick-service restaurant chain likely looks to gain …

Why payments are disappearing, and mobile will win

• Brett King<br>• October 11, 2013<br>• Newswire<br>• 0<p>Bookmark<p>Ok, so if you think we’re done with the whole “when is a mobile payment a payment” argument, think again. …

The Rise of PayPal as a Major Payments Player

No place in financial services is transformation and innovation more apparent than in the world of payments, where the convergence of mobile and new …

Development Is Shortsighted: Interpersonal Skills #1 Reason Frontline Leaders Fail

<i>Guest post from</i> <i>Rich Wellins</i><i>, SVP DDI:</i><p>If one word could describe the job of being a frontline leader today, it would be “harder.” Growing<p>demands for …

More Vacation Time Increases Workplace Efficiency

[Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]<p>The same company that led the way in how …

Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance

For the past year and change, the American conversation about women and leadership has revolved around challenges of work-life balance — which most of the time actually means “work-family balance.”<p>The women we’re hearing from — Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sheryl Sandberg, and the rest — aren’t jetting …

Rules, Agreements, Emotion and Motivation • Six Seconds

It’s back-to-school time for many students, which means a classic ritual will be re-enacted in thousands of classrooms… without much attention to the …

Google seeks out wisdom of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

Global tech companies are connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation to drive sustainability and happiness<p>• Thich Nhat Hanh: is mindfulness being corrupted by business and finance?<p>Why on earth are many of the world's most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special …

Meditation

How To Take The Perfect Nap

Studies have found different benefits—and detriments—to a nap's timing, duration and even effect on different people, depending on one's age and …

The Future of Work

The future of work is about more than technology. It’s about employees, managers, the company, and technology. This presentation takes a look at all of these areas from the past and compares them to what the future should and will look like. Leaders at organizations around the world are exploring …

10 of the world’s coolest offices – What does your workspace look like? Send us your pics

<i>An increasing number of studies are illustrating</i> <i>the impact of workplace design on organisational culture</i> <i>and companies of all sizes are taking it to</i> …

Adweek

The Best Workplace Luxuries

Making us all more productive at work can be hard for employers—but perks and benefits often ease the battle.<p>While some corporations provide employees with free snacks, corporate discounts, and ample vacation days–others afford more surprising amenities and perks, like nap pods, on-site bars and …

How Google Uses Data to Build a Better Worker

For the search and advertising juggernaut, human resources is more than human<p>“I have charts and graphs to back me up. So f*** off.”<p>Not the mantra you’d expect from your typical human resources representative. But every new hire for Google’s People Analytics department, part of the company’s HR …

8 Strategies to Successfully Change Your Company Culture

Photo by istockphoto.com<p>The current pace of change in business is unprecedented, and many leaders are looking to refine — or even overhaul — their …

What Apple Employees Say About The Company's Internal Corporate Culture

<b>Go straight to the Apple employees' opinions ></b><p>We know it's intense — a fantastic story in the New York Times recently described the extreme lengths Apple's engineers went to to get the iPhone ready for its 2007 launch.<p>But we wanted to hear what it was like from the employees themselves, and not …

Employment

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Why Denmark's Innovation Strategy Won't Work Anywhere Else

Three illustrators stood on chairs, doodling frantically on a long banner in a theater lobby as a television screen broadcasted a talk from within. …

7 Websites to Help You Manage Your Finances Online

Technology has provided us with a number of ways to stay on top of what’s happening in our lives. This, of course, includes our finances. There are a …

Project Management