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  • 7 WAYS TO CUT EXPENSES
    A friend of mine recently asked if we could look over a P&L of a business that he was interested in.  After a quick review, we discussed the issues the business surrounding the business – one of them was the expenses.  The owner of this business had made some bad decisions which mean that the […] The post 7 WAYS TO CUT EXPENSES appeared first on ASG Strategies.
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  • Hiring Great Sales People
    Recently we have had to deal with our clients on this issue of hiring sales personnel.  It often feels like a hit or miss operation, with our clients getting the raw deal. How can we improve this so that our clients increase the ability to hire the right people first time.  Unfortunately there are hurdles: […] The post Hiring Great Sales People appeared first on ASG Strategies.
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  • Culture transformation: the leader’s role in shaping culture
    CEOs are essential for culture transformation, but not in the way you might think. By Vanessa Gavan (Article Courtesy of CEO Magazine) Entrepreneur and innovator, Vanessa Gavan has consulted to a range of leading Australian and international organisations over the past 15 years. With culture at the top of the agenda for many organisations, it’s […] The post Culture transformation: the leader’s rol...
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  • Roles and Responsibilities of BOD
    We’re often asked by our clients to either improve their board of directors (BOD) or to aid in establishing a BOD. In 2016 we wrote a piece on the role of the BOD, however we feel its a good time to refresh everyone on what the roles and responsibilities of the directors and boards – […] The post Roles and Responsibilities of BOD appeared first on ASG Strategies.
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  • Interview Strategies
    Interviewing candidates is not easy.  For most companies, they don’t have a professional HR department or Interview expert. So, we thought it would be good to investigate some proven strategies. One of those is called the SWAN formula, named after John Swan, an executive recruiter. These letters also stand for Smart, Works hard, Ambitious, and […] The post Interview Strategies appeared first on AS...
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  • The Demographic Timebomb: A Rapidly Aging Population
    (RALPH ORLOWSKI/Getty Images) Partner Perspectives are a collection of high-quality analyses and commentary produced by organizations around the world. Though Stratfor does not necessarily endorse the views expressed here — and may even disagree with them — we respect the rigorous and innovative thought that their unique points of view inspire. Editor’s Note:  At Stratfor, […] The post The Demogra...
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  • 6 Simple steps for GREAT Customer Service
    Great customer service is the lifeblood of any business. You can offer promotions and slash prices to bring in as many new customers as you want, but unless you can get some of those customers to come back, your business won’t be profitable for long. Great customer service is all about bringing happy, satisfied customers […] The post 6 Simple steps for GREAT Customer Service appeared first on ASG ...
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  • What Comes Next for France?
    Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election averted a crisis for the European Union. Had she prevailed in Sunday’s vote, Marine Le Pen could have helped set the bloc’s demise in motion, even if her most radical proposals, such as holding a referendum on France’s eurozone membership, would have been difficult to implement. But though […] The post What Comes Next for France? appear...
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  • Can you Avoid Hiring Disasters?
    What a great question.  Every business we work with, has not just one hiring disaster, but generally a few more.  The longer in business the more stories of that ‘bad hire’.  While some of these make great stories, especially over your beverage of choice, hiring disasters are on average three to five times costlier to […] The post Can you Avoid Hiring Disasters? appeared first on ASG Strategies.
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  • South Asia: A Bump in the Belt and Road
    Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a four-part series exploring the underlying motivations behind China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative and the challenges that it will face. As part of its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, China is looking to build new inroads into South Asia. The region is rife with opportunity for Beijing. […] The post South Asia: A Bump in the Belt and Road...
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  • Southeast Asia: A Notch in China’s Belt and Road Initiative
    (Chanchai Duangdoosan/Shutterstock) Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a four-part series exploring the underlying motivations behind China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative and the challenges that it will face. Southeast Asia is the pivot of China’s sprawling 65-nation Belt and Road Initiative. The region’s growing markets, numerous manufacturing hubs and abundant natural resource...
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  • For China, All Roads (and Belts) Lead to Europe
    Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in a four-part series exploring the underlying motivations behind China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative and the challenges that it will face. China’s Belt and Road Initiative encompasses six economic corridors. But in geographic and ideological terms, Europe represents the end of the new Silk Road. Increased connectivity […] The post For China, All...
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  • China Paves the Way for a New Silk Road
    The Silk Road has become the stuff of legend. For centuries, the web of trade routes, which expanded to traverse Central Asia and the Mediterranean Sea, connected China to the European Continent, facilitating commerce and cultural exchange. But beyond the economic opportunity that the Silk Road afforded China, it also served a strategic purpose. The […] The post China Paves the Way for a New Silk ...
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  • Russia Regains Its Momentum Across Eurasia
    (ALEXEI DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images) Forecast Highlights The Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and Eurasian Economic Union will soon gain more clout across Eurasia. The region’s precarious security environment and Europe’s persistent divisions will force the blocs’ members to cooperate more closely with Moscow. But membership in the CSTO and Eurasian Economic Union won’t exp...
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  • 2nd Quarter Forecast Courtesy of Stratfor.com
    The administration of Donald Trump has said it would “level the playing field” of the global economy. To that end, the United States will pursue bilateral talks with its trade partners in hopes of more effectively asserting its interests. These efforts could include any number of measures, from creating the regulatory conditions needed to encourage […] The post 2nd Quarter Forecast Courtesy of Str...
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  • For Greece and Its Creditors, the Clock Is Ticking
    For Greece and its creditors, time is slipping away. Both sides have strong incentive to wrap up a review of the country’s third bailout program by March. But despite the sense of urgency, a recent meeting between their representatives ended without a deal. Greek farmers protesting tax increases use their tractors to block a border crossing into […] The post For Greece and Its Creditors, the Clock...
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  • Another Bump on Russia’s Road to Reconciliation
    Russia’s grand plans to change its relationship with the West this year have hit quite a few snags so far. At the start of the year, Moscow looked poised to divide the Western front against it by widening divisions within Europe while also cozying up to the new and seemingly friendlier presidential administration in the United States. […] The post Another Bump on Russia’s Road to Reconciliation ap...
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  • The Greek Economy and Why it Matters to Europe
    I have dear Greek friend, who lives and works in Athens.  We had a conversation this weekend and discussed the Greek economy and his observations about his nations future.  Why is this is issues in Greece of importance to Europe and in fact the world. Firstly the issues that led up tot the possibility two […] The post The Greek Economy and Why it Matters to Europe appeared first on ASG Strategies.
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  • America’s First World War
    As winter ended in 1917, the Allies found themselves in a tight spot on the Western Front. The Germans had launched their spring offensive to devastating effect on March 21, cleaving a precarious gap between the French and British armies. Though the Germans fell short of reaching their ambitious plan to penetrate deep into Allied […] The post America’s First World War appeared first on ASG Strateg...
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  • Yes Minister
    Being a citizen of the world and having lived in over 5 countries, I’m amazed at how we seem to forget recent world events. The British Sitcom “Yes Minister”  and its follow on “Yes Prime Minister”, with its witty, biting English humor was iconic in the way it dealt wth the process of politics and […] The post Yes Minister appeared first on ASG Strategies.
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  • Channel Letters – Make A Bold Impression
    Channel Letters are very popular and they make a bold impression.  They’re beautiful to look at, are highly visible both day and night, are energy efficient, and allow for some wonderfully creative 3D designs. They are found on building exteriors, as well as inside many high-end malls. The bottom line is that Channel Letter signs […] The post Channel Letters – Make A Bold Impression appeared first...
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  • Small Demonstrations of Wider Misery in Russia
    When it comes to protests, size does matter. Nationwide demonstrations against government corruption took place across Russia on Sunday, organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny to coincide with the 17th anniversary of Vladimir Putin’s initial election to the presidency. And as expected, estimates of the turnout vary widely. The Kremlin claims 8,000 people attended the […] The post Small Demo...
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  • Smart Factories: The Next Industrial Revolution
    Over the past 25 years, the Internet has radically altered the way people communicate and share ideas and the way businesses interact with customers and clients. For an even longer period, starting in the 1950s with the so-called Third Industrial Revolution, businesses have become more digitized. In the next few decades, a new industrial revolution […] The post Smart Factories: The Next Industrial...
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  • 6 Great Sales Reminders
    Today the terms Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) is being replaced with the term Human to Human (H2H).  This change is occurring do the realization that our interactions on every level must treat everyone as a human being. This begins and ends throughout every interaction with our client.  It is the […] The post 6 Great Sales Reminders appeared first on ASG Strategies.
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  • Social Media Update: The Death of Organic Reach
    Social Media has impacted our lives in ways everyone is still trying to understand.  Marketers are grappling how to best use the tools, yet algorithms, providers, users and our society as a whole is moving at a pace which consistently has left marketers in the dark or with proverbial ‘egg on their face’. Predictions are […] The post Social Media Update: The Death of Organic Reach appeared first on...
  • In Europe’s Borderlands, the Winds of Change Blow in Every Direction
    Europe’s borderlands are in flux. From the shores of the Baltic to the Black seas, and from the peaks of the Carpathians to the Caucasus mountains, each country in the borderlands between Europe and Russia is re-evaluating its foreign policy position in response to major geopolitical changes. Russian President Vladimir Putin (CL) is guided by […] The post In Europe’s Borderlands, the Winds of Chan...
  • The Eurozone Plans for the Worst
    This year will prove decisive for the eurozone. Between March and September, the Netherlands, France and Germany will hold general elections whose outcomes will help determine the future of Europe’s common currency. Italy, too, may hold a vote by the end of the year. In light of the uncertainty that awaits, the eurozone’s major players are […] The post The Eurozone Plans for the Worst appeared fir...
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  • The Eurozone: On the Edge of Crisis
    The bailout of Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank, was the first to take place after the eurozone instituted its “bail-in” rules. But those rules’ apparent failure adds another layer of risk for the currency union. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images) Forecast The eurozone’s underlying economic risks have been exacerbated by the political risks facing […] The post The Eurozo...
  • A Storm Is Brewing Over Europe
    Dark clouds over the Reichstag building in Berlin may be a sign of things to come. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) Article Courtesy of Stratfor By Adriano Bosoni Storm clouds are once again gathering above the eurozone. In coming months, its continuity will be threatened by events in Europe and the United States. Germany, the largest political and economic […] The post A Storm Is Brewing Over E...
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  • Honest One-On-One Talks With Employees
    In the Big Bang Theory Episode “The Emotion Detection Automation” the character Raj decides to have a meeting with his ex-girlfriends in order to learn to become a better boyfriend.  The resulting meeting is filled with funny. comical situations, but also some painful truths and responses, that can apply to the subject of employee and […] The post Honest One-On-One Talks With Employees appeared fi...
  • Striking a Balance Between Security and Freedom
    This article is reprinted courtesy of Stratfor A map of Syrian refugee flows hangs at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 18. Throughout history, collective blame and punishment have forced people to flee their homes en masse in search of freedom and safety. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) Editor’s Note: The Global Affairs column is curated by Stratfor’s board of […] The post Striking a ...
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  • Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast
    Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast The convulsions to come in 2017 are the political manifestations of much deeper forces in play. (Win McNamee/Oleg Nikishin/Abd Doumany/Hannelore Foerster/AFP/Getty Images) The convulsions to come in 2017 are the political manifestations of much deeper forces in play. In much of the developed world, the trend of aging demographics and declining productivity […] The pos...
  • What Lies in Store for the World in 2017?
    Many have stated that they’re glad to see the end of 2016.  A year in their view of harboring so many tragedies.  Others feel it heralds a whole new era of Hope.  Regardless of our views, we thought it was a good opportunity to share a recent article from the BBC on one journalists view 2017. […] The post What Lies in Store for the World in 2017? appeared first on ASG Strategies.
  • The Year of The Wall
    Whether ancient China or modern Europe, managing a frontier is a delicate business. (Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images) Editor’s Note: The Global Affairs column is curated by Stratfor’s board of contributors, a diverse group of thinkers whose expertise inspires rigorous and innovative thought. Their opinions are their own and serve to complement and even challenge our beliefs. We welcome that cha...
  • Stratfors’ Predictions for 2017
    Article courtesy of Stratfor.com In 2016, the world lost iconic celebrities and change-makers like Prince, David Bowie, Sharon Jones and now Carrie Fisher. Tragedies like the Orlando shooting, the death of black men at the hands of police, the shooting of five Dallas police officers, the attack in Nice and the war in Syria and […] The post Stratfors’ Predictions for 2017 appeared first on ASG Stra...
  • December Already? Preparing For The New Year
    Wow, December is here already.  What happened to this year?  In fact what a year 2016 was, and its almost over. Regardless of how your year has been 2017 is just around the corner and we need to prepare for the New Year.  So from a business perspective here are some simple things you need […] The post December Already? Preparing For The New Year appeared first on ASG Strategies.
  • Starting A Business: 10 Things To Know
    Hindsight is 2020.  So we thought we would speak to a variety of business owners for their thoughts on what they would have wanted to be told when they were starting their business.  So here are 10 of those lessons anyone starting a business should consider. Don’t go into business purely for the money. Start […] The post Starting A Business: 10 Things To Know appeared first on ASG Strategies.
  • This Obscure 1970s Management Style Was Way Ahead of Its Time
    Servant Leadership is nearly 50 years old, but its advice is timeless–especially for working with Millennials. BY BRUCE POON TIP   Founder, G Adventures  @brucepoontip (This article is reprinted courtesy of Inc.com and the author Bruce Poon Tip).  We have founded our company on the same ideals and when we came across this recent article published on […] The post This Obscure 1970s Management Style...
  • Enjoy failure and learn from it!
    “Enjoy failure and learn from it,” Dyson once said. “You can never learn from success.” When you choose to open a business, your chances at success—and satisfaction—are greater if you love the work you do. This is Passion! Passion is what will make the difference when it gets tough.  It’s what will make you get […] The post Enjoy failure and learn from it! appeared first on ASG Strategies.
  • Who Will Exit the EU Next?
    Like all political constructions, the European Union should be considered a momentary entity in the vast expanse of history. By Adriano Bosoni   The European Union’s future has been up for debate since the Continent’s economic crisis began nearly a decade ago. But questions about the bloc’s path have multiplied in recent years as Greece […] The post Who Will Exit the EU Next? appeared first on ASG...
  • Deutsche Bank Reckons With a New Reality
    Deutsche Bank Reckons With a New Reality Geopolitical Diary Deutsche Bank’s share prices have been steadily falling over the past several years, but the latest drop has set off alarm bells. Germany’s banks have had a tough week. Deutsche Bank, the country’s largest lender, saw its share price drop sharply on Monday and Tuesday following […] The post Deutsche Bank Reckons With a New Reality appeare...

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