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  • What sectors can we expect AI to transform?

    Perhaps one of the biggest transformations unleashed by the AI revolution is that of customer insights. James McCormick, writing for Forrester, predicts that AI will be “rapidly assimilated into analytics practices” by the end of the year, offering businesses “unprecedented access” to...

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  • What next for the sharing economy? – SMF President, David Falzani

    While conventional markets and brands were under financial siege by the recession, the concurrent development of a global, data-driven, mobile infrastructure provided an answer to the strife: the sharing economy. Billed as a radical new, ‘alternative’ socio-economic system based on the...

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  • How to make the most of your alumni network

    The SMF alumni annual networking dinner 2017 Whether you’ve done an MBA or a regular degree programme, your qualification is not the only valuable asset of your course. Your alumni network is an invaluable resource and can have as much, if not more, bearing on your future than the degree...

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  • What to avoid on your graduate job hunt

     With more people going to university than ever before, the graduate job market is incredibly competitive. It’s pushing firms to demand that candidates arrive at a job interview not only with a degree under their belts, but internships and references to boot. As a result, so-called entry-level...

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  • Does ‘Fake News’ Impact on British Business?

    It’s official! ‘The internet has been named the most important human invention of all time.’  Easy to believe, isn’t it?  It’s hard to remember what we did before the worldwide web existed and what we’d do without it. But is this true? Is this really a fact? If you ‘Google...

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  • Nottingham University Business School Undergrads Win SMF Engineers in Business Innovation Awards

    Competition promotional poster Is there a better way for people in developing countries to transport water supplies long distance from a well to their homes?  How about an innovation that could help food and drink street vendors in Africa earn more money in a working day to better support...

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  • Understanding the ingenuity process

    David Falzani, SMF President and honorary professor of entrepreneurship at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) takes us through NUBS’ ingenuity process which is at the heart of its entrepreneurship module. Ingenuity, inventiveness, originality – all these are at the heart of...

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  • Would uSwitch your chief executive?

    Tired of paying over-the-top rates for poor service, bad communication, and a total lack of market strategy? It might be time to switch—your chief executive, that is. Today, thanks to ‘switching’ providers like uSwitch or comparethemarket, consumers have more power than ever when it comes...

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  • Can unicorn startups thrive whilst ignoring regulation?

    The world of tech startups is peppered with stories of overconfident, brilliant entrepreneurs who disrupt the way business is done in traditional sectors, transforming consumer behaviour and challenging current legislative frameworks, often with detrimental outcomes to their business as in the...

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  • Intrapreneurship: corporations and startups can learn from each other

    Despite all the commentary and hype surrounding startups, there’s a reason that many fail to develop into bigger companies. The lean and hungry startup is not only able but supposed to take risks that more established firms cannot do owing perhaps to both organisational inertia and...

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