Are Meetings a Waste of Time?

Every organisation holds meetings and many of them waste a lot of time. But are meetings necessary and if so how can they be more productive?

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The Threat Of Technology

In previous generations governments around the world threatened citizens with totalitarianism as a way to control the population. For today’s generation, the biggest threat comes not from governments but from large technology companies that want to control their lives.

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Are You Stressed?

From time to time we all feel a little under pressure and stressed at work and at home. But when it gets serious what can we do.

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The Importance of Small Businesses

Small businesses are often described as the backbone of the economy because of the jobs they create and contribution they make to national prosperity. But do they need more support from government?

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Can You Escape From Your Smartphone?

Escaping from your smartphone is almost impossible as its addictive design trumps our ability to resist. But there is growing anxiety that we’re losing control as the time spent staring at screens escalates.

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It’s Time To Invest In Education

Everyone appreciates the value of a good education as a way to develop a career and live a good life. Even during difficult times education is prized as students and parents enjoy its benefits.

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Are You Happy?

Trust in government, credible business organisations, community and social supports, income levels, and the ability to make choices are listed as some of the things that make us happy. Increasing the number of positive experiences we have on a daily basis is also seen as beneficial to our general wellbeing.

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It’s Time To Protect Children From Big Tech Companies

Technology has always changed how people live and created demand for new rules and regulations. But in the digital age new laws are urgently needed to protect the next generation of young people.

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What Is The Role of The Finance Director?

Technology is changing the role of the finance director in all types of businesses, as automation and artificial intelligence spread into every function. As a result, finance personnel need to learn new skills and retain their ability to add worth to the business.

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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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