Romer’s Rule: The Narrow Knife

World Bank chief economist, Paul Romer, was relieved of his management role in the bank’s prestigious research arm after pressing staff to tighten up their writing. Romer, 61, later admitted in an interview with Bloomberg that it was “possible that I was focusing too much on the precision of the communications and not enough on […]

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 Tips for Networking

I remember how badly I failed at the first professional conference I attended. Short on experience, confidence and industry knowledge, my poor day out culminated in spilling a drink on my tie during the end-of-day networking cocktails. I had a few business cards in my pocket, but I didn’t make any meaningful connections, and I […]

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 3 Keys to Writing Bad News

  We’ve all been there. Bad news for a well-meaning team member. Whether it’s through a fault of their own or the market moved against them, we’ve sat at the keyboard wondering how to tell them. Times like these are the core tasks of leaders and the way you respond to them speaks volumes about the culture of […]

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 4 Rules for Late Stage FinTech Marketing

Financial technology, or fintech, companies are raking in major investments. Established financial institutions like Goldman Sachs, Barclays and J.P. Morgan are getting involved alongside tech giants like Google, Alibaba and Amazon. In the race to mature into viable businesses, fintech companies need robust marketing. The buzz of raising capital attracts tech and venture capital bloggers, but […]

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