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'Bold' Queen's Speech promised

'Bold' Queen's Speech promised | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
The government's final legislative programme before the general election is expected to include measures on pensions, recalling MPs and tackling modern slavery.
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CBI warns on Scottish referendum

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The Scottish referendum is the "foremost issue for businesses" in the UK, the head of the business lobby group, the CBI, will say later.
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More permanent jobs created in April

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A new report shows a rise in the number of permanent jobs in April, but highlights a shortage of skilled labour to fill new positions.
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Nokia, Apple and creative destruction

Nokia, Apple and creative destruction | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
The rise and fall of companies such as Nokia and Blackberry demonstrates that in an era of rapid technological change, nothing can be taken for granted.
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The future of solar power - YouTube

As the world's largest solar-thermal plant opens in the Mojave desert, our correspondent explains that the future of solar in America may look a lot smaller....

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How Ben & Jerry's brought maverick ideas to mainstream business

How Ben & Jerry's brought maverick ideas to mainstream business | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
As Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, turns 63, Brad Edmondson explains why the company is proof that profits and purpose can co-exist

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, March 21, 2014 10:13 AM

Could be a useful article for thsoe of you focussing on a few companies for your research

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Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green seeks inspiration from herself

Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green seeks inspiration from herself | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
It isn’t the result of an inflated ego so much as a reflection of the self-assuredness that the company desperately needed.

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Peugeot Citroen Overhauls Models And Culture

Peugeot Citroen Overhauls Models And Culture | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
Thee French car firm wants workers to think of profit amid a plan to cut wage costs, slash models and target urbanites globally.

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Product Life Cycle & Tech Change: Nike’s FuelBand runs into trouble

The race to dominate the nascent wearable technology market is already witnessing early stumbles, even before a potential winner has finished limbering up. Nike is considering pulling its FuelBand device out of the competition ahead of Apple’s entry

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Retrenchment in Action: William Hill to close more than 100 betting shops

William Hill became the first bookmaker to take the knife to its retail estate in response to the Budget rise in digital betting machine duty, saying it was closing more than 100 shops. Around 420 jobs are at risk, said chief executive Ralph Topping,

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, May 14, 2014 9:27 AM

retrenchment is a topic that hasn't really been tested yet!

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GSK says investigating claims of bribery in Jordan, Lebanon | Reuters

GSK says investigating claims of bribery in Jordan, Lebanon | Reuters | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline , Britain's biggest drugmaker, said on Wednesday it was investigating allegations of bribery involving some of its staff in Jordan and Lebanon, following

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Renewable energy projects approved

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Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.
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Meet Britain’s Best Business Leader - Harriet Green

Meet Britain’s Best Business Leader - Harriet Green | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
Students attending our BUSS4 exam coaching workshops will know that I'm a big fan of Harriet Green, the CEO who has done so much to lead the turnaround of Thomas Cook. In fact, I'd almost go as far as to say that Harriet Green is my favourite CEO. Except, of course, that.
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An example of an effective leader

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Businesses hail brighter UK economy

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The UK economy is in good health according to studies from two major business lobby groups, the CBI and the British Chambers of Commerce.
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Pfizer in AstraZeneca legal pledge

Pfizer in AstraZeneca legal pledge | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
US firm Pfizer says commitments to preserve UK science jobs - if it wins a $106bn (£63bn) takeover of AstraZeneca - are legally binding.
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Bosses see rate rise in early 2015

Bosses see rate rise in early 2015 | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
UK interest rates will rise to 0.75% from 0.5% in the first three months of 2015 as growth picks up, according to a prediction from the CBI.
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Jony Ive: 'I’d leave Apple if it stopped innovating'

Jony Ive: 'I’d leave Apple if it stopped innovating' | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
Ive reveals innovation is the glue that keeps him at Apple where he spends ‘months and months and months’ honing designs. By Samuel Gibbs

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Thomas Cook CEO Harriet Green on transforming the business: 'Sleep is overrated'

The MT Interview: Harriet Green has transformed Thomas Cook, once Britain's Least Admired Company, into a refocused, leaner business on no more than four hours' sleep a night.

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Mr Jones's curator insight, March 29, 2014 5:38 PM

A holiday company that nearly went under by not dealing effectively with changes beyond their control.  Firstly the long term trend for customers to book online rather than make use of travel agents located on the high street. Then the vulnerability to global events that put potential holiday makers from taking breaks in destinations that suddenly become unattractive. Who is the woman at the top who is leading the business back to profits?

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Can Blackberry turn things around?

Can Blackberry turn things around? | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
Investors are eagerly awaiting struggling Canadian smartphone firm Blackberry's financial results with new boss John Chen at the helm, reports Michelle Fleury.

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Starbucks Generated Over $1 Billion From Mobile Transactions Last Year

Starbucks Generated Over $1 Billion From Mobile Transactions Last Year | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
Starbucks have over 10 million mobile app users.

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Is there a future for Lego's plastic bricks in a digital world?

Is there a future for Lego's plastic bricks in a digital world? | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp discusses the future of plastic bricks in a digital world.

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, May 1, 2014 3:52 AM

remember we have discussed Lego in terms of its organic growth strategy so this links well to what you already know about this firm

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The Dumbest Acquisitions In The History Of Tech

The Dumbest Acquisitions In The History Of Tech | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
Will Google-Motorola end up on this list eventually?

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tutor2u's curator insight, April 24, 2014 10:38 AM

Some classic examples of terrible takeovers listed here

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Leaving EU 'poses risk to UK firms'

Leaving EU 'poses risk to UK firms' | BUSS4 external environment and change management | Scoop.it
Quitting the EU would pose "very significant risks" to the UK, the body which represents major British-based banks and insurance firms says.

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, May 15, 2014 5:01 AM

Eu and business - a topic that hasn't come up yet!

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Video - inside Apple's mysterious corporate culture and Chinese strategy


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Text, call or email for your latte

Speaking on the topic of the digital revolution in retail, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sees a 'seismic change in consumer behavior' and says 'every retail company is going to have to change.'
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Technology to order your coffee, but never to serve it.

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