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How consulting companies remain competitive in changing times

Is there a way for advisory service companies, which provide accountants, lawyers, consultants and marketing experts to other businesses, to adapt to changing demands?

Some pundits, such as the Harvard scholar Clayton Christensen, have questioned whether traditional consulting firms will get less work as more innovative business models emerge. 675 more words


Emails and Other Forms of Communication KIllers

I’ve actually posted this before on other blogs of mine, but after a couple of recent new experiencs it comes with an addition.

Mails or emails and text messages can be a nightmare or a minefield, whatever metaphor you choose to use here. 633 more words


Five things you should know before you start your workday on Nov. 26

Good morning. Canadian homeowners, faced with rising consumer debt, are struggling to cover expenses. And four “highly credible” potential buyers are interested in Canadian Oil Sands Ltd, which is taking its battle against a hostile takeover bid by Suncor Energy Inc. 873 more words


A behind the scenes look at Shopify’s successful initial public offering

Shopify Inc., which had one of the best-performing North American technology IPOs of the year, transformed itself through the process, says CFO Russ Jones.

Six months after the dual listing on the TSX and NYSE, which was oversubscribed and raised $131 million, the Ottawa-based company has grown its merchant base to 200,000 with $1.9 billion worth of orders, boosted its profile and attracted senior talent. 651 more words


Farewell Goldman Sachs, hello Uber: How the tech world is raiding Wall Street talent

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO — Three mid-level bankers in Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s technology investment banking group in San Francisco have left to take positions at ride service company Uber Technologies Inc in recent months, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. 1,073 more words

FP Street

Five things you should know before you start your workday on Nov. 25

Good morning. The champagne lifestyle of fast cars and faster living may be drawing to a close for London’s traders. But a whole new world of opportunity is opening up for young women. 969 more words


Girls can have it all: SheBiz opens up financial career possibilities for teens

The bell rings over a PA system as traders flock to “the pit” and begin the task of exchanging land, labour, capital and market stocks. The hustle and bustle is so loud that bystanders hoping to have any form of a conversation are forced to yell over the traders who are trying to diversify a portfolio for their stakeholders. 777 more words