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DEEDS, NOT WORDS. HOW TO ATTRACT FOREIGN INVESTORS TO UKRAINE

8 November 2017

No matter how many promises we make or how often we refine our phrases, investors understand just one language—the language of facts. And if we are still not seeing long queues of people willing to invest their money in Ukraine’s economy, that’s because, so far, our facts look none too appealing.

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HOW DOES A LAWYER INCREASE SALES PERFORMANCE?

27 December 2016

A lawyer’s job in business has always been akin to being a "sacred cow", not to be hurried. However, the business environment of today requires lawyers to leave their quiet rooms and dive into the daily work of the "fields".

The ability of a lawyer to increase sales performance is a reality. Here are five rules to which they must adhere.

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THREE LETTERS: WHAT CAN MBA DIPLOMA SAY ABOUT YOU

24 October 2016

Over the last year, almost everybody has asked me why I needed two diplomas in business studies. People do not always know why they need to have at least one diploma. Elon Musk and Steven Jobs became successful without any diplomas and I have graduated from two business schools – INSEAD and Harvard. Why?

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FROM SOVIET TO PRO: 5 DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF A SUCCESSFUL SALESPERSON

18 July 2016

Salespeople like to joke that "working in sales is very simple — you've just got to sell everything at a high price and with advance payment". 

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WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

18 July 2016

For more than 20 years now, many developed countries and large industrial companies have been implementing the idea of a "cyclical economy". This means waste-free production. Even those with access to cheap natural resources are starting to think about recycling these raw materials. Knowing that minerals are a non-renewable resource, these companies increasingly prefer to recycle industrial waste. Moreover, it is often less expensive for a business to use recycled materials, thereby reducing the cost of the final product. In Ukraine, this is not yet common practice, though the country is quite "rich" in waste materials waiting for a second chance.

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VOLATILE OIL

19 May 2016

Oil prices are now hovering at around $48 per barrel on global exchanges, and even short-term surges are making traders optimistic. This reaction is not surprising given that prices have been falling at various rates for the past two years.

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FINDING TREASURE IN A RUBBISH HEAP

4 May 2016

An effective public policy and economic incentives for waste processing are a win-win situation for the country and for business. Ukraine is ranked 83rd for ease of doing business and 162nd in economic freedom, but it makes the top five industrially developed countries in terms of stored waste.

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EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW TO MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT SLOWING DOWN

29 September 2015

Constant development is a key characteristic of today’s successful business. Finding your niche and resting on your laurels is no longer an option. It is necessary to continuously move forward while staying on contact with your surroundings and watching your step. This is where you can discover a new business idea.

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BUILD YOUR STRATEGY AS X, COMMUNICATE AS Y, LEARN TO THINK AS Z

23 September 2015

The theory of generations was conceived in 1991 at the confluence of economics, demography and history. What it suggests, in brief, is that people of one generation have largely similar values, attitudes and social skills. Distinctive similar features are noted in generations born from 1963 to 1982 (Generation X), 1983 to 2003 (Generation Y), and the so called generation of millennials, or Generation Z.

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WARTIME LOGISTICS: HOW BUSINESSES SURVIVE DURING THE ATO

7 September 2015

The complicated military and political situation in the country's east has significantly affected industrial logistics. Logistics in the ATO (antiterrorist operation, or the Ukrainian government’s security operation) area are almost paralyzed today. This is especially true of the territory not controlled by the Ukrainian government.

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