The Art of Good Conversation

Talking to friends, colleagues and even strangers forms a large part of everyday life. But why do some people enjoy the art of conversation while others see it as something to avoid and endure.

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Migration Challenges The World

The migration of people is taking place all over the world as families flee their homes and homelands to avoid starvation and the threat of violence. But are there any solutions for those who suffer from such upheaval.

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Does The EU Still Have An Important Role To Play?

The EU is often presented as a land full of bureaucrats who spend their time drafting new regulations to stifle the independence of member states. But the truth is very different.

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Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone?

When the smartphone was introduced over a decade ago it was greeted as a wonder of technology. It connected us to each other in a way that was only previously possible in science fiction. But now in its second decade it is damaging the mental health of millions of people.

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Is Capitalism Killing Your Job?

Capitalism is often praised as the most successful system for creating wealth and lifting people out of poverty the world has ever seen. There are those however who argue it is deeply flawed as the gap between rich and poor widens at an alarming rate. Who is right?

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How To Hold Better Meetings

Many of us spend endless hours in meetings without ever thinking about how to improve them. Meetings are held in every organisation to the frustration of the majority who attend. But is there a way to make them better?

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Is Google Watching You?

Millions of us use Google to search the internet but such habits come at a high price. Although free at the point of use search companies examine and sell every piece of our personal data.

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The Innovation Contradiction

The role of innovation in business is much talked about but little understood, as creativity and discipline are needed in equal measure to guarantee success. And getting the mix right is essential.

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The EU Battles the Tech Giants

The US leads the way as home to many of the largest technology companies in the world. But Europe leads the way in challenging the power of such companies and protecting the rights of citizens.

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Beware The Threat Of China

China’s emergence on the world stage over recent decades has helped the economies of many countries. And its embrace of a new economic model has lifted millions of its own people out of poverty. But it is now entering a new and more dangerous era.

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Volkswagen: How Did It All Go Wrong?        

Volkswagen and other car manufacturer’s recent difficulties with the diesel scandal have damaged reputations and dented profits. But are there even more serious problems looming?

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Will The Next Generation Be Poorer?

Countries around the world have grown richer over recent decades as millions of people are lifted out of poverty and into the middle class. But there are warning signs that the next generation will be poorer.

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A Digital Revolution: This Time its Different!

Technology is creating a digital revolution that threatens to disrupt the economy by separating businesses from those they serve. But is enough being done to minimise the worst effects?

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Can Your Business Compete In a Fast Changing World?           

The world is changing faster than ever before and businesses need to compete to survive. But how do they do it?

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Creating Local Businesses and Local Jobs

Life is getting quicker as the economy grows at a speed that breeds unprecedented challenges and opportunities for business. But how can local companies compete?

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Do You Enjoy The Benefits Of Flexible Working?

The practice of flexible working has been around for a long time although technology is making it a more widespread practice. But is it suitable for everyone?

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What Is a Learning Organisation?

The concept of a Learning Organisation is back in fashion as the economy races forward at digital speed. But what is a learning organisation?

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Facebook: How Did It All Go Wrong?

Facebook generates huge profits and causes big problems for governments in many countries. But can it be fixed?

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Will Exercise Keep You Healthy?

Lifestyles today are damaging people’s health as exercise is replaced with endless hours of screen time. But is the answer as simple as getting more exercise?

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The Journey From Education To Learning

Education is undergoing significant change just like every other area of society as greater emphasis is put on lifelong learning. But what does it mean for students?

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