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Lincoln: Model Negotiator

by Tom O'Connor on May 18th, 2013

Multiparty negotiation is the essential framework when it comes to achieving agreement between multiple competing interests. Hardly a day passes without we seeing it at work in the various high profile meetings that dominate our news screens. On the international stage, the G8, G20, UN Security Council, Ecofin gatherings, are all characterised by multiple rounds […]

Big Data in HR

by Paddy Collins on May 16th, 2013

  Extracted from a Josh Bersin contribution to Forbes.com In most companies the largest expense is payroll, yet few organizations can accurately predict whether a candidate will really perform well in the organization. Bersin gives the example of a financial services company which believed that employees with good grades who came from highly ranked colleges […]

Bill Gates: A Second Career

by Tom O'Connor on May 13th, 2013

Last evening’s 60 Minutes show on CBS gave a fascinating insight into Bill Gates’ second career  – as the world’s leading philanthropist. While, outwardly,  he appears to have mellowed somewhat, from his hard-charging Microsoft days – inwardly,  the same old competitive streak still beats away. One gets the impression that his exacting standards haven’t waned one iota […]