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Video: Great Minds series - LSBF interviews Chris Wakerley MBE, MD of KPMG Boxwood

July 25 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

As part of the LSBF Great Minds series, Chris Wakerley MBE, Managing Director and Co-Founder of KPMG Boxwood, discussed his experiences of business in an interview with Dr Steve Priddy, Head of Research at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF).

Mr Wakerley co-founded Boxwood in 2000. The company has worked across a range of sectors - including retail, infrastructure, private equity and life sciences – and was acquired by KPMG in 2015.

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Office atmosphere can affect employee health

June 22 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

Office atmosphere can affect employee health

In addition to obvious culprits such as eating habits, smoking, and exercise, studies are increasingly showing that work environment can affect the health of staff members.

Factors such as employers’ attitudes to sick leave, stress, and “presenteeism” (staff being at their desks more than necessary) may all contribute to the overall health of workers.

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Video: Great Minds series - LSBF interviews Kath Easthope, Managing Director of Bite Global

May 20 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In a live interview with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), Kath Easthope, Managing Director of Bite Global – an agency which delivers innovative marketing and communications solutions, spoke about how the industry’s landscape has become more exciting to be a part of.

“I personally believe this is the most exciting time to be in communications,” she said. “The whole landscape we work in has changed […]It used to be that you created a client story and got coverage and were measured on the volume of coverage. But we are now competing with everyone.

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Video: Great Minds series - LSBF interviews Michael Gray, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill

April 26 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Michael Gray, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, and Area Vice President for the UK and Ireland for Hyatt International, has spoken out about the hospitality industry and the great career paths it has to offer.

Speaking to London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) as part of the Great Minds video series in the luxurious surroundings of The Churchill (the company’s London branch under his management), Mr Gray described hospitality sector careers as ‘wonderful’.

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Marga Hoek interviewed on award-winning book 'New Business Economy'

March 04 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Dr Steve Priddy, LSBF's Director of Research, has interviewed Dutch entrepreneur and author Marga Hoek about her recent best-selling book.

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Raunaq Zaidi

February 24 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Raunaq Zaidi

Raunaq Zaidi, an Indian student who graduated in 2011 with an MBA (UoW) in Marketing Management, came to London because of its cultural diversity.

Studying in the uniquely multi-cultural environment of LSBF has fully prepared him for his job at the State Bank of India in London.

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The most influential books in business, according to experts

February 24 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

The most influential books in business, according to experts

We asked leaders of the business world about the books that have influenced their professional lives.

The right book has the potential to change the way we think, the way we act and even the way we work. The influence of literature is undeniable, and there’s never a bad time to undertake a new reading venture. Comprised of recommendations from industry professionals, these are the books you should be reading if you want to get ahead in the world of business.

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The top four super powers of accountants

February 23 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The top four super powers of accountants

Accountants must possess some pretty impressive skills in order to get the job done. An accomplished accountant will spot things you fail to notice and help you prepare for tax time, auditors or potential investigations.

Here, we count down the top four super powers all accountants must have in order to be successful...

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Do you have what it takes to be a financial analyst?

February 23 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Do you have what it takes to be a financial analyst?

A career as a financial analyst means combining a wide range of abilities, such as critical thinking and strong research skills.

Read on below to find out if being a financial analyst is your path to job success.

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Pareto’s Interview Top Tips

February 22 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Pareto’s Interview Top Tips

Have you already secured an interview but need to maximise your chances of success?

As the UK’s largest sales development and recruitment agency, Pareto know just what it takes to succeed during this final hurdle to achieve that all important job offer.

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5 key facts and trends in modern accountancy

February 22 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 key facts and trends in modern accountancy

When you are considering becoming an accountant and are seeking to obtain your professional qualification in the industry, it is useful to be aware of interesting facts and key trends.

After a particularly testy few years, courtesy of the credit crunch and subsequent global recession, things are looking promising again.

Here are a few facts and trends to be aware of as you look to launch your career in one of the most dynamic professions in the world.

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How accountancy can take you to Hollywood

February 19 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How accountancy can take you to Hollywood

Every business sector needs a good accountant – including the film industry – so there’s no reason to limit yourself.

For most people, accountancy is the last profession they think of as glamourous; but it plays a vital role behind the scenes of the silver screen. Without proper oversight of the finances, studios can get into trouble and films can go massively over budget.

Here’s what an accountancy in the film sector could look like.

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5 cool jobs in accounting that you didn't know existed

February 19 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 cool jobs in accounting that you didn't know existed

Looking for an inspiring and exciting profession in one of the most dynamic, lucrative and interesting industries in the world? Look no further than the field of accountancy.

Yes, you read that right. It is something of a myth that accountants have repetitive vocations that offer little in the way of excitement. The reality is far from that assumption; many roles within the sector go beyond the usual audits, inspections and analysis of financial records.

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Making the Jump to Entrepreneurship

February 19 ,2016 | by Aaron Etingen

Making the Jump to Entrepreneurship

Every entrepreneur, at some point in their career, will be faced with the same question: how can I be sure it’s the right time to give up the safety of my job and become a full-time entrepreneur? LSBF Founder Aaron Etingen helps solve this puzzle.

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What it takes to achieve ACCA success

February 16 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

What it takes to achieve ACCA success

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the leading international accounting bodies, and their esteemed ACCA qualification is highly sought after by aspiring accountants and future leaders in finance all around the world.

Comprising of 14 examination papers, it takes a hardworking, dedicated and passionate individual to successfully pass all of the ACCA exams. One of these individuals is Daniel Jheeta, 26, who studied and passed ACCA at LSBF, studying part time through both weekend and evening classes.  

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What comes next for newly qualified accountants?

February 10 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What comes next for newly qualified accountants?

Many students finish their final exams and then find themselves intimidated by the prospect of entering the job market.

It can be a daunting situation, but entering the workforce can also be an exciting opportunity if you have planned properly. For the best results, you should begin to plan a few months before you actually finish your course.

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The Reality and Relevance of a University Degree

February 09 ,2016 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

The Reality and Relevance of a University Degree

When it comes to university, there are two opposite lines of thinking. The first is that a university education is highly overrated - some people would advise you not to bother. Instead, just follow your own passion. This view is expressed seriously by very senior and successful people.

The second view is that unless you get into one of the top universities, you have a serious hurdle to overcome for your future career. Top universities are typically defined as institutions with the highest prestige in research and which select the most academically gifted students (usually defined by A-level scores). Many companies are quite open in telling people they will only recruit from top universities.

Both of these views are equally convincing - and equally misleading.

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6 reasons to do a summer internship

February 09 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

6 reasons to do a summer internship

With summer fast approaching once again, it’s almost time to decide how you will spend your summer break.

When you’ve spent most of the year writing assignments and preparing for exams, you may feel as though summer is the perfect time to sit back and relax. However, an increasing number of students are now using their summer holidays to gain an advantage over their future competitors in the job market.

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Video: Great Minds series - LSBF interviews Nick Hollingworth, CEO of Austin Reed

February 08 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Nick Hollingworth, CEO of men’s fashion retailer Austin Reed, spoke to London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) about leadership, and the benefits of working in the retail industry.

Mr Hollingworth said: “The word that describes most successful leaders, and that most leaders would hope to apply to them, is the word inspirational.”

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ABC: the formula for organisational success

February 08 ,2016 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

ABC: the formula for organisational success

How can a simple ‘ABC formula’ help lead your company to success?

LSBF Rector Professor Maurits van Rooijen, reveals, and explains how your business can use it to encompass aspiration, organisation and community building.

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5 ways to ‘manage up’ difficult bosses

February 08 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 ways to ‘manage up’ difficult bosses

Plenty of us will have a difficult boss during our careers. Here’s our survival guide for managing your manager.

There comes a time in every professional’s career when they notice that their manager is making life harder rather than easier. Most of us will encounter a bad boss at some point – and it can be very difficult to stand up for yourself, especially if you’re in the first few years of your career. 

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Learning is not just a classroom thing

February 05 ,2016 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

Learning is not just a classroom thing

When we talk about learning, we usually imagine classrooms, books, maybe computer screens - but the most important form of learning is learning from experience.

This is a valuable key to success, and should be taking place every day in the workplace. It's a learning skill that can help to make you successful, so it's worth taking very seriously indeed.

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How to secure funding to run your own business

February 05 ,2016 | by Thiago Kiwi

How to secure funding to run your own business

In the ruthless world of business it can be a struggle to secure investment, and gaining funding for a startup can be arduous and disheartening.

Before winding up in the boardroom of a venture capitalist desperately trying to form a convincing pitch, you might want to plan ahead, adding in some key information that will be sure to pique their interest.

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The checklist every new business needs

February 05 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The checklist every new business needs

With entrepreneurship continuously growing, there are more and more new businesses being created every day – especially in London.

However, it’s a real risk if you have never run a business before: over 50% of new start-ups go under within the first three years. To avoid that, here are some important tips that every entrepreneur should be aware of when setting up their first business.

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How accountancy changed the world

February 05 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How accountancy changed the world

Popular opinion often assumes that being an accountant is dull – but the impact that a good accountant can have on a business is immeasurable. Not only that, but accountancy has had a huge effect on the world in general.

Below are just a few of the contributions that accountants have made in shaping the modern world – pursuing a career in accountancy may well be more exciting than you thought.

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