US pet products retailer PetSmart is sold to a group of private investors for $8.7bn (£5.5bn), in the largest debt-funded deal of the year.
An independent inquiry is to be set up to investigate the air traffic control computer failure which disrupted flights at UK airports last week.
FATCA has turbo-charged the IRS, adding global enforcement of offshore accounts and income. Forget the old “audit within 3 years” rule.
Employee engagement and happiness is definitely one of the topics du jour for modern management and the future of work. Plenty of studies have already (and continue to) come out that show how low employee engagement is around the world (only 13% of employees are engaged and 87% are not!). […]
IBM’s Watson Analytics beta was made available to the public last week, and shows potential to break down the barriers that hold back analytics adoption in enterprises. 22,000 people signed up for the program since the launch on September 16th giving IBM has a strong base to build on for testing future enhancements. Watson […]
They say that it’s a bad idea to throw your old boss under the bus in a job interview. I agree with that advice. There isn’t very much of traditional job-search advice that I agree with, but I have to go along with the conventional wisdom when it comes to […]
6 customer service initiatives you can start today while your consultant’s out of town, your CEO’s on vacation and the FY hasn’t even started.
It’s finally over. The October 15th tax deadline is behind us, which means for tax practitioners, our return filings are mercifully finished for the year. Unless of course, you chose to make your career in the not-for-profit world, in which case you deserve the extra month of misery. On October 16th, thousands of tax preparers […]
Refrigerator white never struck me as a sinister color until catching sight of the GT-R NISMO approaching in the drop-off lanes of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, its black carbon-fiber mouth with red aero whiskers and carbon-fiber rear spoiler lending it an unsettling monster of the deep presence, a hungry mouth […]