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iCEO Expert Papers

Selection of Expert Papers

The selection of insight papers written by our iCEO™ gives you a first insight into the level of experience, competence and business knowledge of our vetted international executives. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest insight papers published on a regular basis.

CEO Papers

Tips for Improving Business Survival and Success

Author: Colin Thompson, CEO, UK, iCEO #49200

Every year many business owners typically make resolutions which they hope will improve the health of their enterprise over the coming 12 months - the commercial equivalent of drinking less and getting more exercise. But with a triple-dip recession expected to be on the cards this year and with the retail sector particularly very vulnerable, which aspects of business could you focus on in order to improve their chances of survival and success if trading conditions do get worse? Here are ten as Read more...

HR Papers

OUT IN FRONT 2010 – 2020: War of Experts

Author: Josef David, VPHR, Austria, iCEO #50539

According to a landmark Mc Kinsey study in 1997, 6.000 manager and executives stated that the most important corporate resource over the next twenty years will be talent. Smart, sophisticated business people who are technologically literate, globally astute and operational agile. In 2000 they updated the study and found, despite the economic slowdown and the end of the dot.com boom, the war for talent was intensifying dramatically. McKinsey found that attracting and retaining talent was not jus Read more...

White Papers

The Fog of Forecasting for Top Executive Recruiters

Author: Bob Apollo, CEO, UK, iCEO #13965

According to CSO Insights recent survey of more than 1500 sales leaders from around the world, less than half of all forecasted deals result in a sale. It’s no wonder that over 70% of the organisations surveyed admitted that their ability to close deals in the timeframe originally forecasted “needed improvement”. The challenge in recently funded start-ups is even worse - in fact one frustrated VC was recently heard to observe that a monkey throwing darts could probably forecast more accurately than many of their portfolio companies’ sales teams! Read more...

Case Studies

Implementation of an Client Information System

Author: Turgut Haspolat, COO/Managing Director, Turkey, iCEO #43917

Turgut shows how he developped and implemented an Client Information System for a large EU funded project to support the Solution of Economic and Social Integration Problems in Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and Bursa as Major In-Migrant Destinations. He shows how the use of CIS enables the stakeholders of major projects to keep well informed and Read more...

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