Why Steve Jobs was such a charismatic leader
Steve Jobs provides business leaders with a perfect template of how to deliver expertly tailored rhetoric, according to new research.
Singapore Ranks #1, U.S. #6 in Ecommerce Readiness; China Has Fastest Growing Digital Economy
There are currently 2.9 billion Internet users in the world. While a staggering number, businesses and governments have an opportunity to expand their reach by bringing the remaining 60 percent of the global population online.
Source of Complexity for CFOs Shifts from External Forces to Internal Issues, Accenture Study Shows
While finance functions of large companies have made notable progress in managing external forces over the past three years, CFOs say that internal complexity – particularly that caused by growth – is their most significant challenge today, new research from Accenture shows.
KPMG Appoints Sanjay Thakkar as UK Head of Transactions & Restructuring
KPMG has announced the appointment of Sanjay Thakkar as head of its Transactions and Restructuring practice in the UK.
MCA and Inside Careers launch the 2014/2015 Official Graduate Career Guide to Management Consultancy
The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) and Inside Careers have announced the launch of the 2014/2015 Official Graduate Career Guide to Management Consultancy.
3 ways successful business owners avoid taking risks
Running a business often means taking risks – but these shouldn’t be random risks. They need to be calculated – in other words you need to ensure they actually aren’t that risky at all.
Employee job security increases
According to the latest release of the "Owner Managed Business (OMB) Barometer Index from Bank of Cyprus UK", small businesses report that the improved economic outlook is having a positive impact on their employees’ job security.
Could fee rates in Germany be even higher?
Sounds impossible, as Germany boasts – if that’s the right word – the highest consulting rates in the world, writes Fiona Czerniawska, co-Founder of Source.
UK Funds Under Management Reach Record £6.2 Trillion – 50% Above Pre-Crisis Peak
TheCityUK's Fund Management 2014 report, released today, shows that the UK's fund management sector was responsible for a record £6.2 trillion of funds at the end of 2013.
Natwest Annpunces Eight New Regional Business Accelerator Hubs In Partnership With Entrepreneurial Spark
• Multi million pound regional support for thousands of entrepreneurs from any sector * Free access to business accelerator hubs across the UK in NatWest premises.
Government Mandates New Cyber Security Standard for Suppliers
From 1 October 2014, all suppliers must comply with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for some government contracts.
Leaving Our Troubles Behind
How bad was the financial crisis in the UK? It was much worse than in the US or the Eurozone on the current data. This is puzzling, as the epicentre of the crisis was the US while UK policymakers loosened more aggressively than their European counterparts.
Parties Should Ensure Any Tax Change Pledges Are Not Just a Popularity Contest for the 2015 General Election, Says Acca
Politicians face a simple choice – either raise taxes or help the taxman get the money he is owed.
Growth Remains Strong But Eases From Recent Highs
Private sector growth continued to perform strongly in the three months to September, with expectations for a mild pick up in the next quarter, according to the CBI’s Growth Indicator.
In Italy: How to grow in a no-growth market
A client base full of cash-strapped, frequently immature, and mostly smallish businesses means that the Italian market can be a tough place for consultants even in the best of times, writes BJ Richards of Source.
Turkey: A bright spot in a troubled region, but are there clouds on the horizon?
With the consulting market growing at 8% in 2013, it’s no wonder consulting firms are building their practices in Turkey, writes Alison Huntington of Source.
UK Car Production Has Never Had a Brighter Future, Says KPMG
John Leech, KPMG's UK Head of Automotive, commented on the SMMT figures published today highlighting a decrease in UK car production of 20% in August 2014.
Business Trust in Data Security in the Cloud at an All-Time Low
Data security and trust in cloud-based services are a rapidly growing concern for IT decision makers within large organisations, according to a new global study from BT.
New Research From KPMG And HfS Shows Investments In Outsourcing And Shared Services Significantly Increasing, Becoming More Integrated
Services at tipping point between providing strategic value and staff augmentation.
Nearly All Top Film And Television Titles Are Available To U.S. Consumers Through Legal Online Services: KPMG Study
First-of-its-kind comprehensive study finds broad availability of top films and TV programs on legal streaming and download services in the US.
Top 10 global retailers show modest growth in 2014
Revenues for the world's top 10 largest retailers reached $1.3 trillion in the last fiscal year (encompassing companies' fiscal years ended through June 2014).
Xoomworks Signs Business Intelligence Reseller Agreement with Yellowfin
European Business Intelligence (BI) consultancy and procurement specialist, Xoomworks, has signed a reseller agreement with global BI and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin.
More Integrated Reporting Can Enhance Investment Professionals' Analysis
80% of investment professionals agree that the quality of a company's reporting impacts their perception of management quality.
Relationships and a Shared Narrative Are Essential for Employees to Engage With Change, Finds CIPD Research
New approaches to organisational change need to be top of the agenda for HR and OD professionals as businesses emerge from the recession and return to growth.
Atos and NGDATA launch omni channel solution with cloud based Big Data services to enrich banks’ customer intelligence
Banks to improve their competitive edge, and refocus on a user-centric online experience.
New UK Co-Innovation Lab sits at the heart of Capgemini UK’s digital strategy
Capgemini UK and The Prince’s Trust collaborate to solve real-world business challenges.
Oliver Wight expand offering in German market
Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight EAME, are expanding their European operations - extending their Integrated Business Planning offering to DACH organisations through the launch of a German language website - de.oliverwight-eame.com.
Investors hike up interest rates if CEOs are paid with share options
Firms are far less likely to take on more debt when their CEO is compensated through options according to new research.
UK faces perfect talent storm
UK’s talent mismatch still among the worst in Europe, behind only Ireland, Spain and Portugal.
Solid High-Street Growth Continues - CBI
Retail sales volumes continued to grow solidly in the year to September, albeit at a slightly slower pace than in the previous month.
Viva the Republic of Mancunia, proclaims Manchester’s leading tech entrepreneur
According to Scott Fletcher MBE of ANS Group, the recent report from ResPublica makes perfect sense - giving financial freedom to Greater Manchester will turn the region's fortunes around. However, attitudes towards the North West needs to change.
New Roland Berger study: Russian sanctions against the Western automotive industry hit Russia itself the hardest
Russia's automotive market is faltering: The market contracted by 12 percent in the first eight months of the year, shrinking almost 25 percent in July and August.
A constitution for change?
The Scottish referendum highlights a deficiency in our attitude to change, says our management consultancy columnist Mick James – we can’t agree on how to agree.
Strong demand for digital talent – how to position yourself as a digital expert
The business world has gone digital - so it’s no surprise that digital talent is in strong demand, nowhere more so than in the consulting industry. But what can you do to position yourself as an attractive hire – or someone clients should turn to for digital advice? Here are four tips to help ensure you make the most of the opportunity...
Event debates the issue of quotas for women in the boardroom
An event highlighting the issue of gender quotas and women in the boardroom will take place in London next month (October).