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30 Years: The Very Best Of Apple

January 24 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

30 Years: The Very Best Of Apple

Today, we commemorate the passing of 30 years since the first Apple Macintosh computer was launched in 1984. We take you through five of Apple’s most iconic products in the last three decades …

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Books You Must Read In 2014

January 17 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Books You Must Read In 2014

As we approach the end of the third week of 2014, we have compiled a list of ‘must-read’ books for the year just for you! Here’s what your bookshelves must acquire in this new year …

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Helping People Help Themselves – Microfinance in Cambodia

January 15 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Helping People Help Themselves – Microfinance in Cambodia

Two years ago, LSBF-GGSB MSc Finance student Caroline Poll out to understand how microfinance encourages financial inclusion in the developing world. Today, she finds herself putting one together in Cambodia. Caroline tells her story …

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UK Graduate Job Market Set For 2014 Boom

January 13 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

UK Graduate Job Market Set For 2014 Boom

The job market is looking better than ever for UK graduates. We discuss what this means for graduates and how they can better prepare to enter the professional market …

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Is it time for a start-up revolution?

January 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In this fresh, fast-changing market, those who can blend traditional skills with newly developed technologies are able to climb the career ladder at a faster pace. We take a look at an LSBF success story – Rafael Laky …

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5 Ways For Businesses To Make Money

January 09 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

5 Ways For Businesses To Make Money

As the holiday season draws to a close and businesses resume operational normalcy, 2013 fades into the background. We look at 5 ways businesses could make and save more money in 2014 …

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5 ‘Holiday Season’ Tips For Your Business

January 02 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

5 ‘Holiday Season’ Tips For Your Business

It is that time of the year when society enters its comfort zone. Unwinding, relaxing, spending quality time with friends and family. We look at 5 things you could do to ensure your business stays on top of things during this period …

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Be who you want to be in business

December 19 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Be who you want to be in business

If you woke up to find you had been granted the opportunity to be anyone else in business world, who would you choose? Who do you look up to and most aspire to be like?

In the following article we take a closer look at LSBF’s nifty new application tool, which aims to allow you to answer such ambivalent questions. 

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5 Tips on how to improve your LinkedIn Profile

December 18 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 Tips on how to improve your LinkedIn Profile

Are you using your LinkedIn profile to its full potential?

In this post Alex Carroll lists 5 tips that you should consider adopting in order to improve your employability and searchability.

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5 Business Resolutions for 2014

December 16 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

5 Business Resolutions for 2014

With the end of 2013 drawing near, it is the perfect time for businesses to reflect on their activities and make their resolutions for 2014. We try to chronicle what businesses must try to pursue in the coming year …

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5 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Nelson Mandela

December 13 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

5 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Nelson Mandela

As the world bids Nelson Mandela adieu, we must not forget that there will always be much to learn from this great man’s life. We take a look at the most important leadership lessons we can absorb from Mandela’s life …

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Mamba Mentors Finalists: Trucking in Africa

December 12 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Mamba Mentors Finalists: Trucking in Africa

Last month, LSBF announced the five finalists of Mamba Mentors, an entrepreneurial initiative that aims to help self-starters to get their businesses off the ground. We invited Alabi David, one of the finalists, to write about his trucking company, Cloud Flyers.

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 2

December 11 ,2013 | by Paul Merison

ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 2

In the final instalment of this two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison explains how to use the information provided in the previous article to conceive tests …

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 1

December 10 ,2013 | by Paul Merison

ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 1

In this first part of a two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison illustrates the differences between control tests and substantive tests and explains how audit tests are aimed at testing the assertions in the financial statements …

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10 Fun Tips to Passing ACCA Exams

December 09 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

10 Fun Tips to Passing ACCA Exams

One of the reasons many people avoid revision is that it can be perceived as boring! However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, as we asked students and alumni of LSBF to share with us their most unique and fun revision tips.

From chewing and digesting revision notes to having five-minute dance sessions in-between completing past paper questions, here’s what they had to say … 

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What is Asset Recovery? - Part 2

December 06 ,2013 | by Jonathan Price

What is Asset Recovery? - Part 2

‘Asset Recovery’ is a multi-faceted term that could entail many a meaning. In the first of this two-part series on this subject, Jonathan Price explains what ‘Asset Recovery’ is with the example of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case …

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What is Asset Recovery? - Part 1

December 05 ,2013 | by Jonathan Price

What is Asset Recovery? - Part 1

‘Asset Recovery’ is a multi-faceted term that could entail many a meaning. In the first of this two-part series on this subject, Jonathan Price explains what ‘Asset Recovery’ is with the example of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case …

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The Importance of Exporting Education to Other Countries

December 04 ,2013 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

The Importance of Exporting Education to Other Countries

Education is one of UK’s prime exports; an industry that has put UK on the map as a destination for international students in the last quarter of a century. Prof Maurits Van Rooijen explains why this sector is so important…

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How to Write an Exceptional Business Plan

December 03 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to Write an Exceptional Business Plan

Business plans are essential tools to define exactly what you want your start-up to achieve and how you will achieve it. Having produced and analysed plenty of business plans in his career, Dr Steve Priddy, Head of Research at LSBF, shared with us the key elements of a successful plan … …

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Capacity Building in the UK: The Essential Contribution of Training and Development

December 02 ,2013 | by Dr Steve Priddy

Capacity Building in the UK: The Essential Contribution of Training and Development

Despite being the two inconvenient truths of our time, London and the English language at the heart of business are here to stay. So what next? Capacity building, says Dr Steve Priddy …

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Don’t Ignore the Economics of Immigration

November 29 ,2013 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

Don’t Ignore the Economics of Immigration

Professor Maurits van Rooijen suggests that attracting the brightest and best candidates will bring economic growth.

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The Rationale For Combining Carbon and Entrepreneurship

November 27 ,2013 | by Dr Steve Priddy

The Rationale For Combining Carbon and Entrepreneurship

Analysing the global environmental challenge in front of us and examining the prospect of how we must face it, Dr Steve Priddy sets down the argument for why we must learn to connect the terms ‘carbon’ and ‘entrepreneur’.

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The Experts’ Guide to Excelling at Presentations

November 26 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The Experts’ Guide to Excelling at Presentations

As well as having excellent analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of the markets, finance professionals often faced with the challenge of delivering presentations. Be it a pitch presentation, a sales review, or just a team meeting presentation for a small audience, being prepared is always the secret for a successful presentation.

We consulted  our lecturers Jonathan Price and Dave Coker – two seasoned finance experts – and asked their opinion on the best techniques on how to ace presentations…

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Mamba Mentors Finalists: A Sports Venture in Africa

November 25 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Mamba Mentors Finalists: A Sports Venture in Africa

Last week, LSBF announced the five finalists of Mamba Mentors, an entrepreneurial initiative that aims to help self-starters to get their businesses off the ground. We invited Tom Simmonds, one of the finalists, to write about his company, Auderes Sport.

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Dear Prudence or Fair Value?

November 21 ,2013 | by Dr Steve Priddy

Dear Prudence or Fair Value?

Dr Steve Priddy argues that the standard setters’ abandonment of dear Prudence in favour of the alluring fair Value is a retrogressive step that we will have to work around.

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