Some us have been there before, that awkward moment when Siri decimates your name – or someone else’s – and causes those around you to break down in tears and laughter. But while we merely put up with it, Barbra Streisand could easily whip out her phone and give Apple CEO Tim Cook a call.
You may think it tough for your firm to find a relevant tone of voice to capitalise on current affairs with, but we’ve got examples of big name, but unlikely, organisations that have embraced the success of Team GB during the Rio Olympics 2016 and the party mood of the forthcoming Notting Hill Carnival.
Entrepreneurship has been the catchword of the last ten years and politicians have heralded it as the solution to our various economic problems – from decreasing the number of jobless Brits to the incredible success of businesses in a period of uncertainty.
Ahead of the game with his compliance obligations, small business owner Jeremy Stern is now dealing with the challenges of ensuring the best deal for his staff.
We are becoming a nation of savvy shoppers. And, having largely overcome any lingering doubts over online shopping, the internet has become the de facto starting point for many consumers trying to seek out the best deals possible on the goods we want.
Silicon Valley has succeeded. Known as the first name in tech, it’s home to some of the world’s biggest companies, has spawned countless imitators, and, at the last reckoning, employs over a quarter of a million IT knowledge workers.
They actually went there! Jeremy Corbyn may have lied about finding no seats on his horrible train journey with Virgin Trains, Richard Branson lashed back with counter evidence and Sam Tarry, the man in charge of Corbyn’s leadership campaign, decided his comeback would involve dubbing Branson a "tax exile".
Ever wondered what takes place in a toy inventor’s workshop? One that has operated in the US over a period of almost 30 years? I did – which is why Real Business was granted a tour of Chicago-based Big Monster Toys with CEO and president Don Rosenwinkel.
That fear of the unknown has left many business leaders feeling rattled as they start to encounter the ripple effect of the UK’s vote to leave the EU. Between stock market turmoil and the potential for other EU countries to follow suit, businesses are left on the sidelines wondering what the next move should be.
It's always immediately obvious to me whether the candidate across the table from me is serious about working for my company, by the response I get when at the end of the interview I ask: “Do you have any questions for us?”.