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Five small changes to have a big influence

Thu, September 11, 2014

Sometimes the smallest changes can have the biggest influence, as a new book co-authored by Business Life's Persuasion columnist, Steve Martin, demonstrates. Here we present five examples, and offer you the chance to test your own powers of persuasion...

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10 Tips

10 tips on making small talk

Wed, July 2, 2014

Fluent small talk doesn't come naturally to everyone, but it can lead to rewarding outcomes. Communication specialist Judy Apps has ten simple pointers for having a great conversation

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Books

Is crowdfunding the future of publishing?

Tue, June 18, 2013

It's publishing, but not as we know it. Upstart company Unbound Books is putting power in the hands of readers, says Martin Baker

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Trends

Online reviews: why timing is everything

Wed, August 27, 2014

Research shows that we all take online reviews seriously. What's less well known is that it isn't so much what you say as when you say it, says Steve Martin

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Economics

Do beautiful cities do better economically?

Wed, June 4, 2014

Does a city's economic success depend on whether it looks nice and is fun to be in? Evidence suggests it may play a part

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Bizwords

Deconflict(ion)

Sat, July 26, 2014

A lexicon of executive lingo, by Tony Thorne

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Business lessons from history

Business lessons from history: the Morris worm

Mon, July 28, 2014

The accidental creation of the first computer worm has a lot to teach the rash youth of today, says Derek Harbinson

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Prototypes

Watch this space

Thu, November 1, 2012

New products commissioned by Business Life - watch this space...

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