Strategy

When the going gets tough, the brands get going

Some of today’s biggest brands have endured perilous financial periods at some point since incorporation, and have even been on the verge of bankruptcy in extreme cases. Laura French looks at notable examples of ailing companies that have not only survived, but thrived

Apple [caption id="attachment_28520" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs[/caption] Last November, Apple reached a valuation of $700bn; the biggest in corporate history. The tech giant now has a cash pile of $178bn, a predicted ...

Brazil’s richest man is relatively unknown outside of his home nation – for now. Elizabeth Matsangou takes a look at the fascinating career of Jorge Paulo Lemann, and how he has become a corporate takeover legend

The rise and rise of Jorge Paulo Lemann

Brazil’s richest man is relatively unknown outside of his home nation – for now. Elizabeth Matsangou takes a look at the fascinating career of Jorge Paulo Lemann, and how he has become a corporate takeover legend

Born in Rio de Janeiro to a Swiss father, Jorge Paulo Lemann grew up to become a business class hero in Brazil and to have a career that spans the dreams of multiple lifetimes. Lemann’s $26.3bn net worth is self-made, and it seems there is more to come....

Stonefield: Post-crisis, companies will do a deal as quickly as possible

A leading legal expert says companies’ risk exposure, particularly in Africa, is higher than ever before

Greg Stonefield speaks to World Finance about a recent EY report that highlights procedural issues buyers face. His grassroots observations are in line with the report, adding that many of the transactional hurdles are a reflection of more sophisticated r...

With unemployment figures creeping up across the globe, employers are demanding more from candidates. Business schools have responded by creating industry-specific MBAs, writes Nash Riggins

Back to school

With unemployment figures creeping up across the globe, employers are demanding more from candidates. Business schools have responded by creating industry-specific MBAs, writes Nash Riggins

MBA graduates turning backs on finance for voluntary sector

Increasing number of graduates are shunning big salaries for the third sector

Executive MBAs present equitable option

In economic uncertainty, many executives turn to further education to compete in the jobs market. Rita Lobo explores how executive MBAs are a way to obtain qualifications and stay ahead

Economic effectiveness: how an interim manager can help

Interim managers have the intuition and strategy to help businesses realise their goals even in times of economic conservatism

Leadership development through coaching: a case study

The Defence Acquisition University is an example of how professional coaching schemes can work alongside training and development programmes to produce impressive results

Understanding professional coaching

Businesses and individuals can enhance their performance through coaching services, and finding the right coach can improve efficiency and profit

Dealing with poverty in developed nations

World Finance speaks with Hernando de Soto, renowned Peruvian economist on what’s holding back the West today

Indivisible labour, Les Mis, and a global lack of infrastructure

World Finance speaks with Hernando de Soto, renowned Peruvian economist, on what’s holding back the impoverished today

Bongani encourages Angolan transparency

Those investing in emerging economies must generate a greater sense of trust and abide by sustainable principles if they are to yield positive returns. Bongani Investment Group is doing just that

A novel way of raising capital and enhancing customer loyalty is being offered in the UK in the form of mini-bonds, but some argue they offer little return for their considerable risk

Crowdcube breathes fresh air into investing

A novel way of raising capital and enhancing customer loyalty is being offered in the UK in the form of mini-bonds, but some argue they offer little return for their considerable risk

Magellan sees container investments grow rapidly

The capital market has never before seen the variety of products that are available today, and demands on these investments vary; as do their reputations. Containers have been an attractive alternative for 30 years

Pay secrecy could soon be a thing of the past

The policy of complete pay transparency is a huge departure from accepted motivational structure, but some companies are starting to consider what the benefits of opening up incentive schemes might be

Deloitte Brazil on the country’s business environment

The arrival of the Company Recovery and Insolvency Law 10 years ago changed the business culture in Brazil, but no law is perfect and enhancements should be made to maintain its effectiveness

How to navigate transfer pricing in Brazil; Deloitte advises

While Brazil is not a member of the OECD, many multinational groups there are able to successfully navigate international transfer pricing standards, yielding effective results

The British Virgin Islands draws in corporate business from afar

The British Virgin Islands is one of the world’s leading financial hubs, but its government is still looking ahead, hoping to build upon the successes of recent years