In The Spotlight
IIB Associates were treated to a fascinating day during which we enjoyed a range of presentations and workshops led by excellent speakers and leaders as well as thorougly enjoyable networking with many old friends as well as some new ones!
Many associates will recall the days when we had a regular monthly "get together" at Watford. This provided both professional support and a significant degree of personal and emotional support.
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The International Independent Busines University has had a serious makeover by CEO Gene Paplanus. During the IIB Conference Gene announced further details and explained how it will fit into the range of services and support the extended IIB organisations can offer to both businesses and Associates.
The re-introduction of the Business Membership scheme was announced at the IIB Conference. Business members will have access to a range of benefits significantly more interesting than those offered by organisation like Chambers of Commerce or the FSB.
Nearly four years after the European Commission originally proposed its European Data Protection Reforms, and just in time for Christmas, the European Commission, Council and Parliament have finally reached agreement on the new European data protection reforms.
The reform consists of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Directive (Directive) (which will focus on the police and criminal justice sector).Both seek to harmonise the data protection laws across Europe and provide individuals with stronger rights in respect of their personal data.
A reminder of just some of what to expect from the data protection reforms.
You have probably never heard of the Theory of Constraints (TOC).
Developed by Eliyahu Goldratt and first revealed in The Goal, it is one of the most effective approaches to business development. It also provides some of the fastest and most cost effective development available.
Many of the solutions revealed by TOC are counter-intuitive (see the aticle on Profit v ROCE) which explains some of the reason why they have taken so long to gain traction.
This may be one of the most useful videos you ever see in your business career!
This animated video describes the six universal Principles of Persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you most effective based on the research in Dr. Cialdini’s groundbreaking book, Influence. This video is narrated by Dr. Robert Cialdini and Steve Martin, CMCT.
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Practically everyone involved in any batch processing environment knows how important it is to calculate the economic batch quantity and produce at the lowest possible cost.
Unfortunately they are wrong...
...and once you understand why you will realise why most business models in most other fields are also wrong.