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Archive for December, 2008

Businesshistory.com

This is a great site.  The authors of the site say “it is the largest organized multimedia collection of business and management history available anywhere”.    Although focusing on American business history it has a wealth of useful information -including biographies, management and industry information.  Do have a look. Thanks to Intute

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Future of the internet

The Pew Internet and American Life Project  released the findings of their third report on 14th December.  They conducted a survey  which asked technological experts  to look all the way out to 2020 and predict where technology was going.  The major winner was the mobile phone.  It makes for interesting reading. Thanks to Resourceshelf  

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Wikis working for businesses

This report from InformationWeek looks at how a number of companies introduced wikis into the workplace.  Mention is made of the ups and downs of doing so – but generally there seems to have been really positive outcomes for all the companies. Thanks to Resourceshelf

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Deloitte Debates

This is a very practical and useful set of resources from Deloitte’s the international auditing, tax and consulting company.  The debates are centred around sensible decision making and in today’s uncertain times provide a very useful reference point.  There are four debates listed here and they all feature point and counterpoint.  Worth a look. Thanks […]

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An article in today’s Wall Street Journal discusses in easy to understand terms, how best to reach customers in the new web 2.0 world.  The authors interviewed executives from over 30 companies to see how they were adapting to marketing within the new technology. There are also links to MIT Sloan Management articles on the […]

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Kiwisaver comments from Mary Holm

Mary Holm discusses the changes to Kiwisaver and gives her verdict in a recent NZ Herald article

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Making great speeches

International business speaker, consultant and award-winning broadcaster Thomas Murrell considers the outstanding speechmaking and speech giving skills of Barack Obama in this article from Her magazine (previously HerBusiness).  Use his insights for help with delivering your own great speeches. You can view the print edition of Her at Wellington City Libraries.  

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Jigsaw, a business information provider has released “Research Tab”  a free business resource which uses Web 2.0 tools.  You can search companies around the world for contact, financial details, news  etc, but to get the full information  you have to firstly sign up though (free).  It has over 600 New Zealand organisations and companies listed.  This […]

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Marketing on the web

A recent New York Times article looks at how two American companies are analysising the effectiveness of online adverts, what atracts the attention of customers, and ultimately gets them to buy. Thanks to Resourceshelf

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