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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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  • 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,...

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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...

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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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  • Eight Interviews with MBA Scholarship Winners

    Welcome to the Q&A interviews with six young engineers who have each won a £30,000  Sainsbury Management Fellows scholarship to study for an MBA at a leading business school. Over the next few days, we are publishing a new Q&A from an  awardee who will share why they decided to...

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  • What are the challenges of IoT?

    Professionals, particularly engineers, are enthusiastic about the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT).  Everybody talked about it when it wasn’t quite here. Now that it’s here, it’s growing exponentially. Gartner predicted last 2014 that there would be 25 billion devices...

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  • Why isn’t my business attracting customers?

    You have a great product, a committed and energetic team, and all the world’s marketing tools at your disposal – but your business just isn’t attracting customers. This is a very common story, and it’s normal for most businesses and start-ups to go through a period where people...

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  • Will an MBA really make a difference to my career? Choices & Options – David Falzani, SMF President

    In our previous post in this series, we began to explore in a general sense how an MBA can give your career a huge boost – if you make the most of it and are in it for the right reasons. MBAs give you a...

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  • MBA Scholarship Applications Open

    Are you a professional engineer considering studying for an MBA? We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for our Sainsbury Management Fellows MBA scholarship  - applications can be made via the Read More

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  • Friday, 19 January 2018

    The Pitfalls of Peer-to-Peer Lending

    According to Bloomberg, the Financial Times and a handful of other newspapers, peer-to-peer lending could be headed for a collapse. What began as a new, innovative way of lending capital may have beco

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  • Sunday, 19 November 2017

    Is it Possible to Repair Reputational Damage?

    According to Aon’s 2017 Global Risk Assessment Survey, reputational damage features in the top five risks for almost every industry.  Product recalls unethical behaviour, supply chain failures,

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