Work on bugs: how can a business get a good product by working with contractors
Inspections of the security service, analysis of contracts and amendments to lawyers suddenly make a ruthless bureaucratic machine out of the procurement department. The initial application undergoes a lot of…

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“The tail steers a dog”, or Three stories of real business
Svetlana Emelyanova, managing partner of STEP Consulting, shares three stories from business practice that describe the resistance of the company's employees to useful changes and innovations, and explains how to…

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The wolf from Wall Street spreads the infection, or Why you should not trust "patented professionals"
If you, like me, watched a series about Dr. House, you should remember how passionately he diagnosed lupus with everyone: a disease in which the immune system takes its own…

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Monthly Archives: December 2018

“Happiness struck the head”, or What if you succeed and now the company is in crisis?

Last week, in the first part of this conversation, I said that a hangover and insanity are practically no different. Outwardly, they are very similar. It may even seem that insanity is a protracted hangover. But this is not entirely correct, there is still a difference: insanity, no matter how strange it may sound, the process is controlled. It is not normal from the point of view of reality, but inside the company, slowly plunging into madness, everything looks very harmonious. The company controls the direction of movement. Continue reading

Moskvich won 9 million rubles thanks to a prophetic dream

The 39-year-old resident of Moscow, Ilya Matveev, saw two lucky numbers in a dream: 8 and 33. They helped him become the winner of the “5 out of 36” lotto. The winning amount amounted to 9.2 million rubles.

At the same time, the lucky one can be praised for the systematic approach: for a year he had been buying lottery tickets, inscribed in them the numbers seen in a dream, and added to them the dates of birth of relatives. Continue reading

How to hire an accountant if you do not understand anything in accounting
I clearly remember my first leader. In the early 2000s, right after the institute, I got a job as the chief (and only) accountant in a small furniture company. From…

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“The tail steers a dog”, or Three stories of real business
Svetlana Emelyanova, managing partner of STEP Consulting, shares three stories from business practice that describe the resistance of the company's employees to useful changes and innovations, and explains how to…

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“They will be pulled ashore and stunned with a stick”, or How to conclude a contract on your terms
One day, during a training on negotiations, a woman came up to me and asked: “We make cakes. Recently concluded a contract with the network. They stayed at a discount…

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For what violations can the head of the company be held criminally liable?
Any type of entrepreneurial activity is associated with certain risks. In particular, many risks are associated with the threat of criminal liability incurred by the head of the company. What…

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