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BOOK REVIEW: “SuperFreakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner (2009)

Freakonomics was a wonderfully refreshing book that gave a clear insight into some of the idiosyncrasies of human behavior. As any film critic will know, writing a good sequel is a very difficult task indeed. Unfortunately, this seems to have been the case for the two authors of this book. 

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BOOK REVIEW: “Talent Management : Financial Times Briefings” by Stephen Hoare and Andrew Leigh (2011)

Managing your talent in a companyTalent Management: Financial Times Briefings by Stephen Hoare and Andrew Leigh

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Talent management, strategy, organizational culture, corporate culture, generation Y and generation X, women in business, Marks & Spencer, UPS, oil industry, Deloitte

Summary

Talent management is defined as “what an organization does to recruit, retain and develop talent for its future benefit.” This closely linked to the strategy and corporate culture and therefore the long term success of the organization. Understanding how to manage employees then is a key factor to maintaining profits.Performance Evaluation Continue reading

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The Riyadh Women’s University: A major step in the right direction

Universities for Women in the Middle East

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has just inaugurated the world’s largest university for women, the Riyadh Women’s University.  40 000 women will be able to attend. This is an excellent move to support reforms already taking place within the country. Continue reading

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