5 icebreaker questions for networking events

There are many reasons why you should entertain the idea of participating in networking events. You can meet like-minded people within your industry, you can find important sales leads and connections, or perhaps you can land a mentor. There is no doubt about it,...

3 Tips every PR or marketing professional should use

  The internet has provided endless opportunity for brand exposure. The compounding effect of Facebook’s likes and shares or Twitter’s retweeting is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to outlets for expanding your company’s name. As a marketer or PR...

Everything you need to know about Brexit

What is the European Union? The European Union is a partnership with 28 countries in Europe which was developed essentially as an ally strategy. The European Union was created to help all countries involved with trade, their economy, and political relations. Countries...

We’re asking again, is Brazil ready for a major sporting event?

History repeats itself, but not always this close in time. Recall the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The world waited with baited breath as we tried to estimate the preparedness of Rio when the games hit. Projects of infrastructure growth were grossly lagging, and rather...

The Swiss say No to basic income

The Swiss say No to basic income A few weeks ago Geneva Business School wrote about basic income and the argument that, economically speaking, there could be tax-savings with the abolishment of already established welfare programs. Shortly after the post was...

Checking in on Calico, and ‘the death cure’

  Calico, the Biotech Company established in 2013 and funded by Google, has been mighty quiet lately. Upon launch, Calico has described as a company focused on health, wellbeing, and longevity. Essentially, as The Verge says it, Calico was created to pursue...

Financial news: A currency makeover set for America

  It’s rare that a treasury department makes such an announcement — America is undergoing the most historic renovation of currency to date. In late April, Jacob Lew, Treasury Secretary, announced the Treasury would be changing the face printed on the $20 bill....

Are you offering a “ psychologically safe ” work environment?

  Many leaders will agree great things happen when we take risks. Take a look at literature, even the greatest authors have written on this idea: "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."--T. S. Eliot “Two roads diverged...

Work friends: How to keep a smart work life balance

We are at work as much as we are at home; in some circumstances we are at work more than home. With these long hours at the office, you’re bound to bond with co-workers. They relate to your day-to-day. They understand the stresses and pressures of work. They see you...

Occupations most likely to use off-shore banking accounts

Amidst the recent unveiling of tax evasion and fraud scandal known as the Panama Papers, many were shocked to hear unexpected names linked with financial wrongdoing. From favored sports players like Lionel Messi and Tiger Woods to major political players like...

According to the World Economic Forum

According to the World Economic Forum, It’s official: if you want to dramatically improve the quality of your life, move to Europe. With combined efforts from World Economic Forum and Mercer a detailed survey, which evaluated the highest quality of life in the world,...

The increasingly popular “ride along” interviews

  Interviews are tough, both for the interviewer and the interviewee. As the interviewee you have to put on a game face for an hour or more and recite answers to predictable questions in the most polished way you can. You must be on your absolute best behavior....

Snapchat for business: the hot trend GBS wants a piece of

    Imagine this: One photo appearing for ten seconds then disappearing into the abyss. When Snapchat first announced their platform, it was the cause of concern for parents of adolescents, and that was about it - the app was not an instant success. Now...

4 Signs you are too hard on yourself

Are you a competitive person? Even with yourself? Putting pressure on you can be inspiring — you have the internal flame to progress and get better in all you touch. But, how much is too much pressure? If you are too hard on yourself you may be doing more harm than...

5 financial tips for anyone about get earn their first paycheck

Beginning your career marks a time of excitement. For many, it’s the first time you’re earning your own keep. You are getting a decent paycheck each month and don’t stress quite as much about paying the bills. Well, that is if you’re using your money wisely. There are...

Four valuable leadership lessons from famous business books

Some of the best business books aren’t classified as business books at all. Some of the most noteworthy business lessons can be uncovered in these famous titles.  To Kill a Mockingbird – One of the many lessons in To Kill a Mockingbird that can be applied in a...

How to: build a relationship with someone you’ve just met

Most of us take for granted the ease of connecting with people in our younger years. We’re thrusted into a school system where we spend many years of our lives within the same circle of people — becoming close with at least a few of our school mates is second nature....