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February 1, 2013
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10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

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  • Editorial: A Libor settlement would be better for everyone
    Banks accused of manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate should settle civil lawsuits instead of fighting them in court, Bloomberg's editorial board argues. Settling will be cheaper in the long run and improve their public perception, the board writes. Bloomberg (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Barnier warns against blocking OTC derivatives rules
    EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier has written European Parliament members to urge them not to block over-the-counter derivatives rules. Lawmakers have said they are hesitant to adopt such rules, saying they could hurt businesses. Barnier says rejecting the rules could harm the EU's credibility and competitiveness. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NFA execs keep jobs but lose bonuses after Peregrine
    The National Futures Association has elected to retain its top four executives following the revelation that they failed to detect fraud at Peregrine Financial Group, but it announced that those executives will not get a bonus for 2012. The NFA said it plans to improve the way it supervises futures industry firms. An independent investigator made several recommendations to the NFA, including updating its auditing activities and overhauling its training and hiring practices for auditors. Reuters (1/31), Crain's Chicago Business (1/31), The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
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