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Company Profiles - The Rabobank

In one of their adverts during the Olympic games two women hockey-players wearing a Rabo outfit, were being addressed by two Australian blokes, “don't you girls need a decent sponsor, " said ..
(October 02, 2008)
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The Easier the Read, the Harder the Change

And visa versa. People often buy books in order to change or improve themselves. My proposition: the easier the read, the harder the change. This means if the book is an easy read; it is very likely .
(October 02, 2008)
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Would You Give Him a Second Chance?

I tend to say no. If people take advantage of your confidence or your good intentions, would you give them another go? Does it make a difference whether this is a love affair or a normal business ..
(October 02, 2008)
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Crisis Opportunities - Interim Management

Such dire climates we are in right now will show what type of manager will float and who will drown. Many will, and this is therefore the right period for interim management. An interim manager may ..
(October 02, 2008)
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How to Change - The Robin Or Marian Attitude

I'm charmed by the Miss Marian's approach, but I think that Robin Hood is much more effective in managing change. Marian decided to stay where she was in the village; Robin takes the rebel attitude ..
(October 01, 2008)
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What Should You Fear More - War Or Peace?

This is a very nice story I recommend everybody to read: it finishes with a beautiful ending: "Relax!, " she said. “It's not important! When you've been in a death camp, you get to see that ..
(October 01, 2008)
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Breaking Hollywood Rules - Joanne Woodward

I'm always impressed by people who are able to guide their own way apart from the crowd, even if the crowd is a community of celebrities. In this case the context is that of one of the most emotional .
(October 01, 2008)
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Dog Or Technology?

Where I live people have massively chosen for dogs, but I would recommend them to use technology. The advantage of a dog over an alarm system is that the first is portable and mobile enough to use ..
(October 01, 2008)
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About Biographies - Diego Maradona

In Spain it is quite common to read and watch translated works. A movie is often dubbed. That is what I'm thinking of when reading this book. It is hard to write about this book, about this ..
(September 15, 2008)
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 | Book-Reviews/Biographies-Memoirs | Visitors: 401

Do They Deserve a Second Chance?

This is a tiny study on change management. It is a moral question we should ask ourselves. But it is also about whether we believe in change. This main issue is about giving people a second chance. ..
(September 17, 2008)
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The Show on Capitol Hill

Salespeople, salesman are good at selling, there is no question about it. Some are better than others. But the role of the salesman is not limited to the salesrep. Others can perform this role and do .
(September 22, 2008)
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Follow the Investment Guru's Next Step

"The worst of the crisis in Wall Street is over, '’ said Buffet on the 3rd of May. (1) Yesterday he announced to buy a 5 billion stake in Goldman Sachs. How to evaluate these steps? Would you ..
(September 23, 2008)
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 | News/Economics | Visitors: 141

Paul Volcker Leaving the Fed

A biography of Alan Greenspan - written by Bob Woodward - starts with the period when Volcker was still the president of the Federal Reserve. It sheds some light on the change ritual in getting a new .
(September 24, 2008)
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The Credibility of Communication Channels

Send an e-mail, chat, make a phone call, fax or send a letter. . . Or . . . just go there. This last option is more and more limited, virtual communication is still growing. More and more offices ..
(September 20, 2008)
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How to Advertise in Bear Market - A Supermarket Example

Many have pointed that consumer confidence has changed over time. Not the level of it which is quite low these days, but how this index is determined. The new factor that influences customer ..
(September 24, 2008)
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How to Prevent a Style Conflict Between Customer Service and ..

A (sales) manager once told me that every complaint should be treated as an opportunity. Treat the complaint with care and you will win a loyal customer. The difference between sales and customer ..
(September 20, 2008)
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Company Profiles - The Latest Impressions on Santander and BBVA

Santander was the only bank that profited for the buy of ABN AMRO, Both Fortis and RBS experienced problems with their part of the acquisition. That was one of the reasons that Santander was only ..
(September 23, 2008)
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Those Good Old Days

Change is like that: you often realize the change when you are in the middle of it, or at the end of it. Things move in trends, Wall Street is not the only domain where they know all about that. The .
(September 23, 2008)
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Will History Repeat Itself - Speculation Against the Fed?

In the eighties there was this system called the EMS and it got attacked twice during those years in 1982 and 1985. Soros was held responsible for one of them. Today Soros name is heard again. We ..
(September 21, 2008)
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Virtual Or Real - How Many Different Faces Are There in Your ..

In Madrid an experiment showed that “amigos" on Facebook didn't turn out to be friends in real life. The initiators organized a “fiesta" for their Facebook members, but “very few ..
(September 21, 2008)
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Your Own Space Odyssey

This article is about space and about odyssey, not about the book 2001 -a space odyssey. The latter of the two terms can refer to the mythical Odyssey or to his journey. Your own personal space ..
(April 03, 2008)
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Productivity Profiles - The Coach (2)

What does a business coach do and what can they learn from sports coaches? This article explores some characteristics with examples in the area of football. In business, the manager adopts, amongst ..
(April 16, 2008)
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Productivity Profiles - The Coach (3)

The problem with style lies in the management of it. A style evolves like a rational consequence of a approach to solve a problem. In business the problem is to get the right performance, in sport it .
(April 16, 2008)
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About Style - Leadership Circles

A Leadership Circles (LC) is an implementation of a management development (MD) program. Many companies work on such a program and LC's is a construction where the leaders are visible examples. One ..
(April 16, 2008)
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The Self-Help Paradox

When rethinking this article and searching the web I found a book that was already published in 2003: the self-help paradox (1). I read the review and decided to write this article after all. The ..
(May 25, 2008)
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