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Survival by a Thousand Cuts

What can and should companies be doing to survive? Read Barry’s CoStar Guest Column…

A recent RICS survey asked people running small property companies and professional services firms to rank the challenges they faced. Before branching out on my own this year, I spent the last 15 years as a partner at PwC helping companies in distress to survive by reducing costs or to increase profits, so I found this fascinating. Read the rest of this entry »

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LinkedIn-to the Twitterati

I was a Twitter-sceptic. It’s for youngsters. It’s not for business. However, I’m now a convert and a strong advocate of LinkedIn and Twitter.

Why and how typical are my experiences?

Visibility and profile

I first switched on to the idea of LinkedIn as I approached retirement as a partner at PwC and began planning my consultancy business. For me it was about somewhere to create and store my book of clients, chums and contacts. LinkedIn provides this service very effectively for free. As I discovered, it also gives me access to view and connect with my connections’ connections.
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