Book recommendation – Florian Homm

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A good holiday read: Florian Homm’s Rogue Financier: The Adventures Of An Estranged Capitalist From Amazon’s product description: Florian Homm is the great-nephew of the deceased German mail-order giant Josef Neckermann and was the personification of the unscrupulous corporate raider. The enfant terrible controlled over three billion dollars in the financial sector with his company Absolute Capital Management Holding (ACMH). … Read More

Book recommendation – Warren Buffett

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The shareholder letters from Berkshire Hathaway – this is a fascinating read from one of the greatest investors of all time. From Amazon’s product page: Warren E. Buffett first took control of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a small textile company, in April of 1965. A share changed hands for around $18 at the time. Fifty-one letters to shareholders later, the same … Read More

Under the Bonnet – How do recruiters use Linkedin, and will it put you out of business?

BeateResources for hiring managers, Under the Bonnet - a recruiter lifts the lid

Under the Bonnet – in this series, our MD, Simon Roderick, lifts the lid on the workings of a recruitment firm. I often get asked the above and I think my thoughts are “I hope not, and I don’t think so. Oh, and yes all recruiters use it”. There is no doubt that Linkedin has been a game changer for … Read More

Under the Bonnet – CV’s: Volume or Quality? You’d be surprised what some people want…..

BeateResources for hiring managers, Under the Bonnet - a recruiter lifts the lid

Under the Bonnet – in this series, our MD, Simon Roderick, lifts the lid on the workings of a recruitment firm. The recruitment industry has often been criticised for sending firms lots of inappropriate CVs, and if I’m honest its probably a fair criticism of the industry when I started in the 90’s. The fashion was for management teams to … Read More

10 Books Every Investor Should Read

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We’ve just come across this interesting list of ’10 Books Every Investor Should Read’ from Investopedia. As you will see from our blog, we enjoy reading, and pass on our book recommendations when we come across a good one. This got us thinking – which books would you recommend? We’d love to hear about the reads that have taught you, inspired you or simply entertained you!

Book recommendation – Luke Johnson

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Our latest read is The Maverick: Dispatches from an unrepentant capitalist  by Luke Johnson, which we thoroughly recommend. This is an excellent read for the experienced business manager and entrepreneur covering a wide range of issues from corporate governance to entrepreneurship. Luke Johnson has been involved in a wide variety of businesses and in this book he shares his experiences and … Read More

Book recommendation – Peter Hargreaves

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Written by our MD, Simon Roderick: I read Peter Hargreave’s In for a Penny: A Business Adventure some time ago, and it’s still with me, which in my opinion means it must have been good. It’s a great tale of entrepreneurship in an industry where it’s generally believed to be hard to strike out on your own. It also has some … Read More