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30 January 2018
Gerry Reilly, Senior Teaching Fellow
The happiest countries in the world are mainly in Northern Europe, with Denmark coming out top. The highest scores for happiness did not come from income alone, but...

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22 January 2018
Dr Richard Bunning, Teacher
One of my best bosses, ever, was Judith, a woman who over the years had made her way from departmental secretary to vice president within a major pharmaceutical...

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15 January 2018
Jane Priest, Teaching Fellow
Half a year has passed since I properly began work on my PhD at Edinburgh Business School so this seemed like a good time to reflect on progress and share some...

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12 December 2017
Jane Priest, Teaching Fellow
How many people in your country own their home? Or have a smartphone? Or diabetes? What percentage of people aged 25 to 34 live with their parents? Or are under the...

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29 November 2017
Gerry Reilly, Senior Teaching Fellow
Income tax was introduced by William Pitt to the United Kingdom in 1799 to help meet the huge costs of fighting a war against Napoleon Bonaparte’s France. A...

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20 November 2017
Colin Garvie, Assistant Professor
Tangible or intangible asset – does it matter? In the first blog in this series, I discussed the issue of distinguishing capital from revenue expenditure in a...

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13 November 2017
Charlie Bingham
My name is Charlie Bingham and I started the full-time MBA at Heriot-Watt University in September 2017. Over the past 19 years since graduating in Business Studies and...

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16 October 2017
Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean
I spoke to a thousand people on Saturday; I have spoken to similar sized, and even larger, audiences before but not very often, so it was pretty scary. My three rules...

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29 September 2017
Louisa Osmond, Teaching Fellow
Facial recognition has hit the headlines over the past few weeks for a couple of reasons. The first – as I’m sure almost everyone will be aware of &ndash...
 
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