Whatever your opinion, the controversy the recent Google sacking has caused is a fact. This story is an example of a company that has failed an employee. And how clashing opinions and a misunderstood code of conduct can cause backlash.
Leaders are often spinning many plates, so it stands to reason that CEO mistakes will happen – these are the most common ones to watch.
Most people involved in the startup or SME game will agree it’s risky business; and for many entrepreneurs navigating the competitive landscape, getting funded is a significant hurdle.
John O’Connell, Scale Up Group chairman and founder of the Enterprise Awards, asks five well-known entrepreneurs about their biggest mistakes in business.
When it comes to online advertising, there’s a right way and a wrong way, so David Harvey at Altair Media has highlighted the dos and don’ts when marketing your business on the web.
A chance trip to Doomconf in Berlin convinced Ed Cooke to remove the traditional cloak of censorship, and talk candidly about where he messes up.
Traf-O-Data by Bill Gates? Ever heard of it? No? Well, me neither. But the business tycoon-cum-billionaire philanthropist is quite the serial entrepreneur, thanks to his initial venture.
Chasing down clients who have yet to pay is one of the most unpleasant aspects of running a business. However, a talk with the founder of Delights by Cynthia and the MD of Steel City unveiled that, while most incidents are down to human error, there is a way to minimise them.
If you ask any entrepreneur, they will tell you that starting a business from the ground up is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences anyone can have; the joy of creating something and seeing it flourish is truly special. However, getting to that point isn't the easiest thing to do.
We live in a world where a single typo will find you criticised on Twitter or with empty pockets. As such, here are a few tips to help you spot errors that could land your business in trouble.
What do NASA and Ernest Hemingway’s "The Sun Also Rises" have in common? A tiny typo. But while the book will now fetch its owner quite a hefty sum, to the space agency it meant the failure of Mariner 1.
In a recent study, Victoria Brescoll, a social psychologist at Yale School of Management, examined whether female leaders are judged more harshly for small mistakes when in traditionally male occupations.