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14/12/2016
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Risky business

By Lisa van de Geyn Operating in the underground economy might seem smart in the short term, but it creates a host of negative consequences for the economy, businesses and consumers. Few – if any – countries fared worse than … Continue reading

14/12/2016
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Difficult decisions

By Lisa van de Geyn Sure, managers have to have them all the time, but no one actually likes them. Read on to find out how to have those tough chats with your employees. While few things are more rewarding … Continue reading

14/12/2016
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Receipt, please.

By Peter Carter Is an all-cash deal really a deal? At first blush it’s a bargain, but when things go wrong and you don’t have proof of payment, that’s no deal. I like motorcycles. My wife, Helena, always enjoyed riding … Continue reading

14/12/2016
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Life underground

By Yan Barcelo What’s the size of the shadow economy? Nobody knows, and estimates vary widely. But what’s certain is that it is a form of tax evasion. Like many well-off professionals, Roger, a Quebec notary, hired a woman who … Continue reading

14/10/2016
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But everyone’s doing it

By Karen Wensley How can we prevent people from interpreting “aspirational” goals as an invitation (or a directive) to cheat? One of the most common rationalizations for bad behaviour is the “standard practice” argument — everyone is doing it. It’s … Continue reading

14/10/2016
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How I find balance?

By Wendy Haaf Ultramarathon running helps Harriet Tinka keep all her activities — her work, family, volunteer work and managing her own business — in balance. Doing an ultramarathon offers a different kind of personal satisfaction than I get from … Continue reading