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Tencent Just Announced A Major Company Restructuring

A few days ago Tencent officially announced a major restructuring (Link in Chinese), the third ever in company history. The move is a big deal for the Chinese internet industry as the repositioning of Tencent’s divisions reveals much about their long strategy and where they believe the future key internet and technology sector battles will take place. In this essay I hope to provide a detailed breakdown and analysis of the restructuring and the implications for Tencent’s strategy moving forward.

11 months

FAQs About SEO Answered

SEO, the acronym for search engine optimization is not a new term. But what is SEO and how it works?

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Connecting the German SMEs and Indian Professionals

After I wrote an article on the Severe Shortage of Skilled Labour in Germany a few months ago, we conducted a survey of young Indian professionals and German SMEs (Mittelstand companies). The study - conducted together with ProRecognition of Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), and titled “Openness and Attractiveness of German SMEs for Indian Professionals” gave enormous insights for both - Mittelstand companies as well as Indian professionals and students in Germany aspiring to be the future industry leaders. Though interviewed professionals were primarily from India – the results are equally representative for foreign professionals in general.

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Turn Cognitive Challenges into Opportunities With Technology Built the Way You Think

Technology can function as a key enabler for higher cognitive performance. Technology is as important for cognitive roles as it is for transactional ones, since cognitive work in organizations drives transactional tasks. With performance gains realized through transaction management software, the next game changer is to evolve the cognitive infrastructure in the operating model.

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Why is UK Productivity Low and Falling?

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) UK productivity has fallen to levels it held in 2007. Productivity in the UK has consistently lagged well behind Germany and France and has now been overtaken by many other countries as this OECD chart shows. This is the key reason why wages, growth and competitive performance are all held back. Why is this and what can be done about it? Let’s start with some likely causes:

11 months

Everything you Need to Know about Robots

We are currently living in the digital era. But what we'll be witnessing in the near future will be the robotic era. With the advancement in technology, the day is not far when you will have a robot to complete all your tasks. With technologies such as artificial intelligence rising in assistance applications such as Alexa or Siri, we’re already passing on our tasks to our personal assistants.

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4 Signs Your Heart is in the Right Place for Leadership

It didn't take long to figure out the problem, but Elizabeth, a front-line manager and potential executive at a medium-sized company just couldn't see it. As she went on and on about the issues with her team and layering excuse after excuse about her work environment, I turned to her and asked her a simple question: