“Gold is for fools,” or Why business is not a sport, and the winner does not get everything
Within the framework of these columns, we talked a lot about how the companies are structured and their weaknesses. They talked a lot and in detail about how to diagnose…

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What fraudulent schemes of employees may affect the head of the company
Legislative fraud is the theft of another's property or the acquisition of a right to it through fraud or breach of trust, which can be committed using an official position.…

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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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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 the conversation with the boss, I learned two things:
There should be several directions in business, because if difficulties are in one industry, others will certainly help to survive. Specifically, he had: agriculture, a water and beer company and a company selling furniture. Continue reading

How we built a turquoise company: Alexey Denisov’s experience – OLS

We, the OLS company, are a turquoise organization. How do we understand this? As well as all really working “turquoise” organizations – having read Frederic Lalu’s book “Discovering the Organizations of the Future” and comparing it with yourself.

By the way, according to Jos de Blok (the founder of Buurtzorg), one of the heroes of the Lalu book, he also learned that they are “turquoise”, from this book. Continue reading

How to work with foreign suppliers: 8 successful aspects, FineDesignGroup experience
One of the key factors for the success of a store is the product range that the customer likes. If the product is of high quality, the price is affordable,…

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Sinful loans or slow death: 6 steps to not kill your business
Very often I come across the opinion of businessmen about the fact that business without loans is impossible. Most of this is proved by those who are fed up with…

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Voice shopping: what business needs to know to be trendy
Voice shopping and related devices (mainly smart speakers) have quickly become popular since Amazon first launched its Echo smartphone in 2014, topping Amazon's bestseller list on Christmas Day. According to…

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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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