The ability to communicate through speech is one of the defining human characteristics and has helped to drive our development through millennia. In business clear communication is of course vitally important but for a myriad of reasons we seem to have lost (and are still losing) the required skills.
Ultra-luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises claims its Crystal Mozart is the “world’s most technologically advanced river ship” so, with travel costing upwards of $3,000, the firm has introduced live camera views to provide would-be customers transparency.
The fans packed into the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City in 1968 saw something they had never seen before. An athlete competing in the men’s high jump went over with his back to the bar. The 21 year old American man, Dick Fosbury, won the gold medal with a leap of 2.24 metres – and set a new Olympic record.
The RepTrak system measures a company’s ability to deliver on expectations. And while it suggested consumer confidence in UK firms is at an all time low, it revealed how most of the automotive industry was jumping from one success to another.
About 15 years ago I was carrying out my day job on the Barrier Reef, acting as a human shield between shark and holidaymaker. Fast forward to today and I may have swapped wetsuits for boardrooms, but I’m still helping people get close to rare and exotic creatures, not sharks in this case – customers.
Following on from the launch of its Prime Now and Fresh services, global ecommerce and business services company Amazon has brought a service allowing customers to order new products at the touch of a button to Britain.
According to business and energy secretary Greg Clark, who was recently appointed by new prime minister Theresa May, Britain’s entrepreneurs have received £250m worth of investment from the government’s Start Up Loans programme.
When it comes to auto-enrolment, Martha Lane Fox’s karaoke firm Lucky Voice has found the right pitch in order to get workplace pensions on the right track.
Apprenticeships have experienced a renaissance in recent years. This group is rapidly closing the gap on their university counterparts in terms of employability, while having a significant impact on businesses’ futures.
The last bank holiday weekend of the year has taken place, which has prompted the employer’s dreaded nightmare of the “back to work” mood to take place among staff. Although there aren’t any public holidays until Christmas at this point, businesses should bear in mind that there are measures to keep workers on track all year round.
As Amazon continues to expand its cloud service offering, we caught up with Danilo Poccia, technical evangelist at Amazon Web Services, to gain an exclusive look at what the company has in store for its small business clients in the future.
Luxury restaurant booking and payments app Velocity has already had significant global growth since its London launch in 2014, but will now push into 29 cities worldwide with a $22.5m Series B round from investors including the founder of Starwood Hotels.