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Money isn’t the most important factor when evaluating a compensation package, but I sure would like to work for a company where the possibility of becoming a millionaire after years of hard work is a reality. Google Options Make Masseuse a Multimillionaire By KATIE HAFNER New York Times, Published: November 12, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11 — Bonnie Brown was fresh from a nasty divorce in 1999, living with her sister and uncertain of her future. On a lark, she answered an ad for an in-house masseuse at Google, then a Silicon Valley start-up with 40 employees. She was offered […]

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Internet Reputation

Further confirmation that what we say on our personal blogs can affect our future career prospects. Careless online talk can cost candidates jobs By Andrew Taylor, Employment Correspondent Published: March 28 2007 03:00 | Last updated: March 28 2007 03:00 Be careful what you write about yourself on personal blogs or on websites such as MySpace – it could cost you the job you always wanted. Potential employers, searching the web for personal information about job applicants, are likely to take a dim view of accounts of drunken nights at Spearmint Rhino or character assassinations of former managers, says a […]

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If services like zubka catch on, this would be a good way to supplement ones income. Zubka is a UK company founded in 2006 by two individuals – David Shieldhouse and Armando Ruffini. Unlike online job boards, Zubka is the first recruitment site aimed at the Referrer. Zubka is a platform where financially motivated referrers introduce their friends and colleagues to great jobs in return for a fee. Zubka charges significantly less than traditional recruitment firms and gives 80 per cent of all recruitment fees it earns to the Referrer. Of course, this has the potential to be quite disruptive […]

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New York Loosing Its Edge

I hinted at it before, but here is further confirmation that New York is loosing it’s competitive edge when it comes to financial markets. New York may lose ‘finance capital’ status James Doran in New York, London Times, January 23 2007 New York’s status as the world’s financial capital is under threat from a surge in red tape that could starve America of as much as $30 billion in revenue within four years and relegate the city to a regional marketplace. The bleak outlook was outlined in a doom-laden report written by McKinsey & Company, the management consultancy, and commissioned […]

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Hostile Bid for London Stock Exchange

Not to talk shop, but as everyone is now realizing, Sarbanes-Oxley and other US market regulations has made it less attractive for companies to seek capital on US Stock Exchanges. As a result, European exchanges like the London Stock Exchange and its subsidiary Alternative Investment Market (AIM) are in the midst of a renaissance as more and more companies are choosing to list over here. Therefore, no one is really surprised that NASDAQ continues its hostile approach for the London Stock Exchange. With that, it will be interesting to see whether or not NASDAQ is successful. More importantly if the […]

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