Category : Business

The Human League: How Richard Thaler’s ‘Nudge’ Theory Came Out On Top

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To the average person, the study of economics may appear to be a bunch of abstract theoretical concepts exclusive to those studying in further education or working in the City. However, the results of this year’s Nobel Prize suggest otherwise, conveying the impact of human nature on our economies. Leading … Read More

Business or Betrayal? Amazon Set to Rival Partners UPS and FedEx With Their Own Delivery Service

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It was recently revealed that the world leading e-commerce company, Amazon, have begun to test the possibility of providing a delivery service to customers. The business currently relies upon long-term partners UPS and FedEx amongst others to distribute millions of packages throughout the world, many of which are ordered through … Read More

How the Colours You Wear Affect Your Career

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The power of colours over our moods are now well known, with research showing that different colours can affect us physically, changing our heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. This science has been applied to interior design; hospitals are often painted blue and green which denote peace and calmness, and … Read More

National Security or Secure Privacy?

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Battles between Microsoft and the U.S. department of Justice are no stranger to headlines. And the latest spat between the two over accessing customer emails is also not a new debate. On the one side, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella claims that eroding customer trust due to confusing data privacy laws … Read More

The companies who profit when tragedy strikes

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October 1st saw the worst mass shooting in US history, leaving 59 dead and over 500 injured. Whilst shocking, these events are increasingly perceived as routine; the shooting in Vegas was just one of 1,516 that took place in the preceding 1,735 days. Perhaps more alarming is the fact that … Read More

The long road to recovery for Puerto Rico

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When Storm Maria hit the headlines, the newscasters focused on the damage done to the states it had affected in the USA. People watched the destruction in horror, shocked by the sight of homes and lives not dissimilar to their own be swept away by a storm of biblical proportions. … Read More

Ryanair controversy reveals both internal and external problems

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Ryanair is renowned for dominating the budget airline market in the UK, but its reputation is by no means gleaming. In 2013, Which? magazine famously conducted a consumer survey on customer service, asking participants to rate companies on the staff’s attitude, ability and knowledge. This left Ryanair in last place … Read More

A halt in the march of progress? New figures prove disappointing for ambitious women

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A fortnight ago, working women across the UK awoke to the disheartening news that even holding the top jobs can place them in a significantly inferior position to their male counterparts. A recent report published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR shows that of over 3 million managers … Read More

Transatlantic flights for as little as £50

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In July Norwegian Airlines announced the arrival of the world’s longest low-cost flight; London to Singapore in 12 hours and 45 minutes for only £149.90. This followed the company’s announcement in February that the airline would be offering flights to Chicago for £179 and to the north east of America … Read More

Why There Are More Working Mothers Than Ever

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In 1996, a year in which many University of Leeds students were born, 61.9% of working mothers had children dependent on their income. Within our lifetimes, this has risen to a startling 73.7%, correlating to an increase in 1.2 million women. Why might this be? The stats:  The Office for … Read More