4 Lessons The Shifting Legal Sector

4 Lessons The Shifting Legal Sector There was a recent report highlighting the fact that the legal sector will never return to its pre-recession heyday . The report was jointly produced by the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor. Too many lawyers, chasing not enough…

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The Power of Intent

The Power of Intent Understanding and communicating intent is rarely given much importance in business. Goals and vision are shared as carefully curated documents, or through great speeches created by well-oiled communications machines. CEOs forget that if the intent of these plans isn’t aligned with the communication, people may be impressed, but deep down inside,…

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Quality as business strategy, Raffles & Fairmont grand opening

Quality as business strategy Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service. — Joan Didion   For the first time in two decades, on Feb. 7, Makati City welcomed new luxury hotels with the grand opening of the 32-suite Raffles Hotel and 280-room Fairmont Hotel by…

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The Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing

With over 1.1 billion members, Facebook is a rewarding social media platform, but it can be a mystery as to who is enjoying the spoils.  A study noted in an Adweek article claimed media plans that included Facebook offered a 24% increase in sales than those without the popular platform. Businesses large and small have jumped on…

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Barclays – Strategic Review

Antony Jenkins, Barclays PLC (“Barclays”), Group Chief Executive said today: “Barclays is changing. We intend to change what Barclays does and how we do it and have set out clear commitments against which our progress can be measured. Our goal is to make Barclays the ‘Go-To’ bank for all our stakeholders.   The strategic review…

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Top Company in S&P 500

Top Company in S&P 500 - according to Bloomberg Businessweek Comments by [googleplusauthor].  Actavis was identifed by Bloombery Businessweek as the top company in S&P 500 – in terms of “best recent performance and outlook for the future.”  Actavis is a generic drugmaker. It is projected that their generic sales will grow 65% from 2011 to…

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Making Hope a Business Strategy

Making Hope a Business Strategy “Hope taps into a human desire to be part of something bigger,” he says. “Then excitement brews, so we work harder and get more engaged.” That’s why leaders and companies should explain to customers as well as employees how their products or services make life better for others. Hope is…

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Extreme Productivity – Boost Results, Reduce Hours

Extreme Productivity – Boost Results, Reduce Hours By: Paul Solman.  Work-life balance illustration by Bjorn Rune Lie in Ikon Images via Getty Images. Bob Pozen has been the vice chairman of Fidelity Investments, chairman of MFS Investment Management, a professor at Georgetown University, New York University and Harvard Law Schools and at MIT and Harvard…

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Innovation: Before You Innovate, Ask the Right Questions

Albert Einstein is often quoted (perhaps apocryphally) as saying, “If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would spend 19 days to define it.” Innovation is a particularly sticky problem because it so often remains undefined. We treat it as a monolith, as if every innovation is the same, which is why so…

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Strategy News: British Gas unveils strategy to get closer to customers

Strategy News: British Gas unveils strategy to get closer to customers British Gas is to launch an advertising campaign to promote its new personalised tariff service as it steps up efforts to create bespoke products gleaned from customer insight initiatives. Energy firm’s marketing strategy to create more personalised and mobile-first products through revamped insight offering.…

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