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The Portuguese Crisis and the New Generation of Entrepreneurs

February 05 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The Portuguese Crisis and the New Generation of Entrepreneurs

The financial crisis has devastated Portugal’s economy and hit the morale of a country that was once prosperous. But a new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging and fighting for the country´s growth, says LSBF student Daniel Milheiro …

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The Other Side: How Higher Interest Rates Could Be A Good Thing

February 04 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

The Other Side: How Higher Interest Rates Could Be A Good Thing

Last week, LSBF experts applauded Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s announcement that, despite positive economic figures, there is no need to increase interest rates yet. Today, we present counter-arguments from disagreeing LSBF experts …

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Video: 8 Secrets Of Successful People

February 03 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How do people become successful? Is it down to luck? Is it just about being smart? Neither, says Richard St John. Watch him dish out a recipe for success as he whips up 8 ‘secrets’ that he believes make people successful …

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A Chat With LSBF Founder Aaron Etingen

January 31 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

A Chat With LSBF Founder Aaron Etingen

We recently sat down for a chat with LSBF Founder Aaron Etingen. Mr Etingen opened up to us about his influences, the direction he wants to take LSBF in 2014, and his advice for students to have a successful career. Here’s the full interview …http://blog.lsbf.org.uk/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

 

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Trading Places: How To Work In The City?

January 29 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Trading Places: How To Work In The City?

Getting a foot in the trading door has become increasingly difficult with graduate programmes being cut and a tightening on in-house education. LAT, in partnership with LSBF, offers a solution …

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Video: How ‘Why?’ Can Inspire Your Success

January 28 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How do great leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Steve Jobs inspire and lead? How do brands like Apple replicate their success over and over across different products? What do they have, and what do they know, that other people don’t? Simon Sinek explains the power of ‘Why?’ …

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Expert View: Should UK Interest Rates Remain Low?

January 27 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Expert View: Should UK Interest Rates Remain Low?

Last week, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced that there is no immediate need to increase interest rates despite rise on employment figure. LSBF’s experts share their views on the topic …

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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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Facebook & Co.: Do They Have A Future?

January 23 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Facebook & Co.: Do They Have A Future?

The biggest social media networks – Facebook and Weibo – are beginning to lose ground. We ponder if they are headed the MySpace way, to digital obscurity …

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Could Hybrid Mobile Apps Revolutionise Your Business?

January 22 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Could Hybrid Mobile Apps Revolutionise Your Business?

Mobile applications have played a significant role in the way smartphones, tablets and desktops are used. They have redefined and simplified B2B and B2C interaction. We look at ways hybrid mobile apps could revolutionise your business …

 

At the IAB Engage conference in London, the Internet Advertising Bureau noted that by 2014, 75% of the UK market would have access to a smartphone. Also, IAB predicted that 50% of the UK market would have access to a tablet by end-2014.

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To Frack Or Not To Frack?

January 21 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

To Frack Or Not To Frack?

Shale Gas – yes or no? As public opinion on fracking in the UK continues to be divided, we look at what the future might hold …

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UK Finance Jobs Inch Towards 2008 Peak

January 20 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

UK Finance Jobs Inch Towards 2008 Peak

After several turbulent years, the finance job market in the UK finally seems to be back on track. Since 2008, never has a degree in finance mattered more …

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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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Where Is The Troubled UK Housing Market Headed?

January 16 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Where Is The Troubled UK Housing Market Headed?

As property values in Britain climb higher and higher, fears of a property bubble bursting grow more realistic. But the cost ascension continues undisturbed. We look at what 2014 holds for UK realty …

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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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The $100bn Handshake: M&As Witness Early Year Roar

January 14 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

The $100bn Handshake: M&As Witness Early Year Roar

The ‘business takeover’ spiel has had an astonishing start in the new year – valued at over $100 billion. We chronicle some deals that were revealed and see what the future holds …

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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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British Education Could Learn From Retail

January 10 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

British Education Could Learn From Retail

There are many parallels that could be drawn between British retail and the education sector. Drawing parallels with traditional high street retail, we look at the future of British education …

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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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The Big Freeze: Will Polar Vortex ‘Cool’ The Economy?

January 08 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

The Big Freeze: Will Polar Vortex ‘Cool’ The Economy?

As North America gets caught in a vicious Polar Vortex that has left most of the continent well below the freezing point, we explore how it might impact businesses and the economy … …

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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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Parlez-Vous Second Language? Those Who Do Might Be Smarter

December 17 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

Parlez-Vous Second Language? Those Who Do Might Be Smarter

At a time when UK’s (lack of) language skills and schooling performance are being questioned, an academic study claims that learning languages might be key to raising a ‘smarter’ next generation …

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