Even in the wake of the economic crises it is no exaggeration to say the financial services industry now faces its greatest period of uncertainty.
It’s fair to say investor Chris Sacca, who worked with the likes of Uber and Twitter, knows a thing or two about successful entrepreneurs – and he's suggested the great minds of Silicon Valley have a few things in common.
Online luxury watch marketplace Chronext has secured an €11m investment from Partech Ventures and Octopus Ventures, which will support the Swiss firm’s growth across key markets including the UK and Germany.
Increasingly modern day culture has veered towards an almost diva-like attitude to employment, meaning we have to work harder to recruit and retain good people. But unless we do so, we have no hope of having a successful company.
While big corporate bosses from the business world found their way onto the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, it largely saluted the success of the SME space – and the entrepreneurs shaking the more traditional industries.
Data is the lifeblood of most modern day businesses, but it presents a challenge in that it is portable, easily manipulated and relatively effortless to duplicate, so here are the abnormal places that digital fraud attacks may lurk.
Your firm's culture is the pervasive values, attitudes, norms and beliefs that characterise your employees and guide their practices. If staff are aligned around shared values or mindset it’s accepted that you’ll have higher retention and engagement than if they are not.
Imagine a world where a brand could make a digital blueprint of a product – the customer could choose a specific blueprint, select a fabricator to make it and have it shipped straight to them. This is just one possibility in the future world of 3D printing, and no matter how sci-fi it sounds, the rapid advancement of tech has brought this scenario closer.
Disillusion, deceit, discontent, dishonour, disgrace, mixed with vanity and greed, is the lethal potion that brings all empires down – the oxymoron that is the EU is rotting away. The time has more than come for us to leave and cut our losses, before we are economically and politically drowned in its sea of strife.