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Redundancies are up -- but so are salaries

Economic turmoil is creating a complicated picture for ambitious executives. Managers in the UK are more than twice as likely to be made redundant this year as they were in 2007, but at the same time salaries are rising and demand for skilled staff is high.

Children's entertainment

CNN's Andrew Stevens talks to Paul Field, managing director of "The Wiggles" about how they tailor to a child's mindset.

updated Wed Jul 30 2008 07:28:50

Redundancies are up -- but so are salaries

Economic turmoil is creating a complicated picture for ambitious executives. Managers in the UK are more than twice as likely to be made redundant this year as they were in 2007, but at the same time salaries are rising and demand for skilled staff is high.

updated Fri Jul 25 2008 21:53:38

Toddler rock: Paul Field

This is not just child's play, it's big business. "The Wiggles" are a hit among the toddler set. But that wasn't always their intended audience. The group initially tried their hands at rock -- under a different name -- in their native Australia.

updated Thu Jul 24 2008 02:43:21

Which came first -- the word or the image?

In print advertisements, which comes first -- the word or the image?

updated Wed Jul 23 2008 02:07:55

About The Wiggles

The Wiggles have been officially wiggling for 17 years now, entertaining children with music, television, videos and films that have become modern classics.

updated Wed Jul 23 2008 02:05:33

10 answers by Paul Field, of The Wiggles

1. I owe my success to... my father and mother. My mother instilled a love of music and had all of her seven children taught a musical instrument. My father put family first but worked very, very hard.

updated Tue Jul 22 2008 08:34:30

Children's entertainment

CNN's Andrew Stevens talks to Paul Field, managing director of "The Wiggles" about how they tailor to a child's mindset.

updated Sun Jul 20 2008 23:45:48

Facing down the pirates

"How do you protect the work you publish from piracy, especially when so much digital content is available for download on your own site?"

updated Sun Jul 20 2008 23:42:19

Using online sources to push physical sales

"How does Naxos' online ubiquity contribute directly to bringing in more business?

updated Sun Jul 20 2008 20:54:42

Wiggling their way to the top

CNN's Andrew Stevens speaks to Paul Field, managing director of Australian children's phenomenon the Wiggles.

updated Mon Jul 14 2008 23:11:28

Harmonious technologist: Greg Waldorf

Those looking for a bit of harmony in their romantic lives need look no further than the web, according to eHarmony CEO Greg Waldorf. Just one of countless online dating services, e-Harmony is very clear in its ultimate goal for its users: marriage.

updated Mon Jul 14 2008 22:53:26

Edward Dolman profile

Edward Dolman is Christie's first chief executive officer to have been a specialist, who understands the pressure and the nature of valuing art. Part of his mission is attracting other highly motivated specialists into their business.

updated Mon Jul 14 2008 15:20:41

eHarmony CEO talks marriage

eHarmony is clear in its ultimate goal for its users: marriage. CNN's Maggie Lake talks with eHarmony's CEO.

updated Fri Jul 11 2008 07:07:39

eHarmony CEO meets controversial success

Greg Waldorf never imagined he would be running an Internet dating service. As a young boy it was technology that fascinated him. So much so that Waldorf started a software consulting company before he even began high school. He clearly had drive and a head for business, but matchmaking? It is not as far off as it may sound.

updated Thu Jul 10 2008 06:56:00

Christie's specialist CEO: Edward Dolman

Despite concerns about a global slowdown, business for Ed Dolman is better than ever.

updated Thu Jul 10 2008 06:54:20

The value of art

Edward Dolman talks to CNN about his passion for art, business lessons and sport.

updated Wed Jul 09 2008 05:55:14

How to cast wide in recruiting

Due to recent expansion, we are in the process of a recruitment drive. But how do we ensure that we cast our nets as widely as possible to attract talent?

updated Tue Jul 08 2008 05:12:27

How is advertising influenced by ethics?

How do you balance ethical issues when designing seductive advertising campaigns for potentially hazardous products such as alcohol or tobacco?

updated Tue Jul 08 2008 02:25:17

Christie's facts

Christie's is the world's leading art business with global auction sales in 2007 that totalled $6.3 billion, marking the highest total in company and in art auction history.

updated Mon Jul 07 2008 00:54:07

The Boardroom: Christie's CEO

CNN's Andrew Stevens speaks with Christie's International CEO Edward Dolman in this edition of "The Boardroom."

updated Sun Jun 29 2008 22:54:57

Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Nissan and Renault

CNN's Benjamin Todd speaks with Nissan and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn in this edition of "The Boardroom."

updated Fri Jun 20 2008 01:28:13

Who's king -- customer or employee?

"Which is more important -- the customer being king or the employees being highly motivated (keeping in mind reduction of operating expenses and being competitive)?" - Ronald Mahondo, I&M Bank, Kenya

updated Thu Jun 19 2008 06:09:55

Rugby rigor: John O'Neill

In a country that demands excellence on the sporting field, John O'Neill has achieved the equivalent, off it.

updated Thu Jun 19 2008 06:08:18

How to attract Generation Y

Our organization has a high proportion of older staff, many of whom are nearing retirement. How can we attract younger managers to achieve a wider age range across the workforce in the future?

updated Thu Jun 19 2008 06:05:55

Growth of world rugby

CNN's Andrew Stevens talks with Australian sports executive John O'Neill.

updated Wed Jun 18 2008 04:13:55

Always innovating, always listening to the market

"Do successful businesses follow the market surveys and offer what the customers want, or do they innovate and show their current and prospective clients what's best for them? How do you balance?" - Ronald Mahondo, I&M Bank, Kenya

updated Mon Jun 16 2008 04:16:03

The True Story of Carlos Ghosn

Not many businessmen can claim the superstar status of Carlos Ghosn. But then not many businessmen are at the helm of not one, but two of the world's biggest car makers.

updated Mon Jun 16 2008 03:48:39

Australian Rugby Union: history

Rugby Union formally began in Australia with the formation of the first clubs, the oldest of which is the Sydney University Club, formed in 1864. By 1874 there were enough clubs to form a Sydney Metropolitan competition, and in that year the Southern Rugby Union was established.

updated Sun Jun 15 2008 20:57:19

The Boardroom: John O'Neill

CNN's Andrew Stevens talks with Australian sports executive John O'Neill in this edition of 'The Boardroom.'

updated Sat Jun 14 2008 04:18:19

A remarkable turnaround

Ghosn's turnaround of Japan's Nissan Motor, a company at the time of Ghosn's appointment, was roughly $20 billion in debt.

updated Sat Jun 14 2008 04:18:04

Future predictions

Carlos Ghosn gives his outlook for the future of the automotive industry and gives concrete advice for future business leaders.

updated Thu Jun 12 2008 09:31:57

Searching for talent

Carlos Ghosn tells CNN about how he develops his workers and searches for talent.

updated Thu Jun 12 2008 09:28:48

Leadership practice

Carlos Ghosn explains his theory of practicing leadership.

updated Wed Jun 11 2008 07:23:01

Zippy house-hunter: Joseph P. Lashinsky

Joseph P. Lashinsky wants to move you to a new home at the click of a button. He's the CEO of ZipRealty, an online house-hunting service with annual sales of more than 100 million dollars. The company maintains an online database of homes for sale in more than 30 metropolitan areas for both buyers and sellers. And while you'll hear plenty about how tough the U.S. housing market is right now, Lashinsky is optimistic.

updated Mon Jun 09 2008 04:52:21

Starting up with angel investors

"How do you raise funds to fulfil a project that you are 100 percent sure of making very good returns -- without financial backup or security? After being short-changed, how do you source an honest partner, either locally or internationally?" - Samuel Kiiru Mugambi, Nairobi

updated Mon Jun 09 2008 02:11:01

ZipRealty facts

ZipRealty is a full-service residential real estate brokerage firm which uses the Internet, proprietary technology and employee real estate agents to provide home buyers and sellers with value-added online service.

updated Mon Jun 09 2008 02:10:00

Joseph P. Lashinsky profile

Joseph P. Lashinsky is the present chief executive officer and president of ZipRealty, having served on the Board of Directors since June 2007. He previously held the positions of Executive Vice President of Product Strategy and Development, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, and Vice President of Sales.

updated Mon Jun 09 2008 02:07:21

CEO stays upbeat during downturn

CEO of ZipRealty, Joseph Patrick Lashinsky, has his work cut out for him. At the helm just one year, he is trying to grow the online realty company during one of the worst housing downturns in decades.

updated Sun Jun 08 2008 21:31:33

Joseph Lashinsky, ZipRealty

CNN's Maggie Lake talks with Joseph Lashinsky, CEO of ZipRealty, in this edition of ''The Boardroom.''

updated Tue Jun 03 2008 22:43:59

What makes a viral ad?

How do you create something that people want to spend more time with, and also want their groups of friends or social community to spend more time with?

updated Sun Jun 01 2008 23:50:54

Mining with a mission: Marius Kloppers

Marius Kloppers is a man on a mission. Last October, at the age of 45, he became CEO of one of the world's biggest companies, mining giant BHP Billiton. Less than two months later, he launched what would be one of the biggest corporate takeovers in history -- an estimated 150 billion dollar megabid for rival Rio Tinto. The Boardroom's Andrew Stevens met the soft-spoken South African at BHP's global headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.

updated Sun Jun 01 2008 22:38:03

Marius Kloppers, BHP Billiton

CNN's Andrew Stevens sits down with Marius Kloppers, CEO of BHP Billiton, in this edition of ''The Boardroom.''

updated Fri May 30 2008 04:19:32

How to retain talent

In the current business climate, retaining talent is one of our key objectives. What things should we be focusing on in terms of organizational benefits?

updated Fri May 30 2008 02:16:04

BHP Billiton facts

As a global company, BHP Billiton is one of the industry leaders in major commodity businesses including aluminum, energy coal and metallurgical coal, copper, manganese, iron ore, uranium, nickel, silver and titanium minerals, with substantial interests in oil, gas, liquefied natural gas and diamonds.

updated Fri May 30 2008 02:14:59

Marius Kloppers profile

Marius Kloppers was born in South Africa on August 26, 1962.

updated Mon May 26 2008 00:06:59

Spicy, feisty: Jocelyn Chng

Jocelyn Chng's parents set up the business in the 1970s. Fast forward to the early '90s... And at the age of 21 -- with the business faltering, and her father passing away -- Jocelyn took control. She talks to The Boardoom's Andrew Stevens.

updated Sun May 25 2008 22:55:18

Jocelyn Chng, Sin Hwa Dee

CNN's Andrew Stevens talks with Jocelyn Chng, managing director of Sin Hwa Dee, in this edition of ''The Boardroom.''

updated Fri May 23 2008 05:41:57

The Boardroom: Jocelyn Chng

Jocelyn Chng talks to CNN's Andrew Stevens about her impact since taking over the family business.

updated Fri May 23 2008 04:49:19

Sin Hwa Dee facts

Sin Hwa Dee began operations in the 1970s as a cottage industry in the former soya sauce-producing enclave of Kim Chuan Road, in the Paya Lebar area of Singapore.

updated Mon May 19 2008 06:46:48

Master Class with Mel Karmazin

As part of an effort to share the best practices of modern business among organizations across the globe, CNN is talking to some of the world's top executives.

updated Mon May 12 2008 05:14:12

How to prepare your workforce for the next decade

In terms of our long-term business planning, what sorts of trends can we expect to see in the workforce over the next 10 years?

updated Mon May 12 2008 05:07:11

DuPont: Since 1802

Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

updated Mon May 12 2008 05:00:17

Charles Holliday: profile

As chairman and CEO of DuPont since 1999, Charles (Chad) Holliday is the 18th executive to lead the company in the past two centuries since it was founded.

updated Mon May 12 2008 04:58:13

People person: Charles Holliday

Charles Holliday may not have known what he was getting himself into when he joined DuPont in the summer of 1970 as a mere intern. Little did he know that only a few decades later, he'd be in charge of the world's second-largest chemical company, boasting some 60,000 employees.

updated Sun May 11 2008 22:38:37

Charles Holliday, CEO, DuPont

CNN's Maggie Lake sits down with Charles Holliday Jr., CEO of DuPont, in this edition of 'The Boardroom.'

updated Tue May 06 2008 17:13:32

Ron Sim, CEO, OSIM

CNN's Andrew Stevens speaks with Ron Sim, CEO of OSIM, in ''The Boardroom.''

updated Mon May 05 2008 00:01:08

Entrepreneur at heart: Ron Sim

Ron Sim is an entrepreneur at heart. As a child, he sold noodles on the streets of Singapore for pocket money. In the early 1980s he set up a trading company selling household goods and appliances. Over time, that evolved into Osim, which today generates most of its 380 million dollar annual revenues from high-end massage chairs, as well as a host of other healthy-lifestyle products. The Boardroom's Andrew Stevens caught up with Ron Sim at his Singapore headquarters.

updated Fri May 02 2008 04:51:04

Noodles in the street

Ron Sim tells CNN about his early days of selling noodles in the street to make some pocket money.

updated Wed Apr 30 2008 04:05:44

Ron Sim profile

Ron Sim Chye Hock is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Osim International Ltd.

updated Wed Apr 30 2008 04:03:26

Osim International facts

Best known for its luxury massage chairs, Osim opened its first commercial outlet in the Philippines in February 2003.

updated Mon Apr 28 2008 03:44:40

The Fred Factor: Fred Hassan

If your drug company is on its death-bed, this is the man you want as your corporate doctor. He's Fred Hassan, the CEO of drug giant Schering-Plough. In the past 25 years, he has turned around his fair share of ailing pharmaceutical firms, including the recovery and subsequent 56 billion dollar sale of Pharmacia. He's so renowned within his industry that they coined a phrase for his brand of management: "The Fred Factor." Hassan tells The Boardroom's Maggie Lake how he is able to assess, diagnose and cure.

updated Mon Apr 28 2008 03:43:44

Fred Hassan profile

Fred Hassan is chairman of the board and CEO of Schering-Plough Corporation.

updated Mon Apr 28 2008 03:42:10

Schering-Plough facts

Based in New Jersey, USA, Schering-Plough is a pharmaceutical company that employs some 55,000 people, operating in more than 140 countries worldwide. Conducting research in the areas of cardiovascular disease, central nervous system disorders, immunology and infectious disease, oncology, respiratory diseases and women's health, its best-selling products are Vytorin, Zetia, Remicade and Nasonex.

updated Mon Apr 28 2008 00:46:51

Harmonizing concert, broadcast and recorded music

"How do live concerts, radio broadcasts and pre-recorded music complement each other in the successful marketing of classical music?

updated Sun Apr 27 2008 22:58:26

Fred Hassan, CEO, Schering-Plough

CNN's Maggie Lake gets advice from Fred Hassan, CEO of Schering-Plough, in ''The Boardroom.''

updated Tue Apr 22 2008 01:34:59

Sirius Satellite Radio in pictures

Operating from its corporate headquarters in New York City's Rockefeller Center, Sirius Satellite Radio broadcasts over 130 digital-quality channels, including 69 channels of commercial-free music, plus exclusive channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data to more than 7.1 million subscribers.

updated Tue Apr 22 2008 00:42:59

How to approach Corporate Responsibility

There is often a lot of confusion around Corporate Responsibility and what organizations need to do to account for their actions. What are the key facets of a good Corporate Responsibility policy and how exactly will it benefit the business?

updated Tue Apr 22 2008 00:09:00

Media maverick: Mel Karmazin

He's a media maverick. A man who has been shaking the establishment for much of his career. Mel Karmazin began his professional life in radio in New York City, and over the next 40 years built a coast-to-coast business, ran the CBS network, and more recently became a driving force in one of America's newest media ventures, satellite radio.

updated Sun Apr 20 2008 23:39:07

Mel Karmazin, CEO, Sirius Satellite Radio

CNN's Andrew Stevens gets advice from Mel Karmazin, CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, in ''The Boardroom.''

updated Tue Apr 15 2008 09:38:28

Bob Jeffrey, Worldwide CEO of JWT

JWT is the largest advertising agency in the United States and the fourth-biggest in the world. With clients ranging from spirit-makers to sports equipment manufacturers, it has stayed cutting-edge in this fiercely competitive, creative and rapidly changing industry. CNN's Todd Benjamin caught up with CEO Bob Jeffrey and began by asking him about the future of advertising.

updated Tue Apr 15 2008 00:11:04

Distributing music independently online

"What is a viable business model for distributing music independently via the Internet?"

updated Mon Apr 14 2008 04:48:54

Klaus Heymann profile

Klaus Heymann may not know how to read music or play a musical instrument, but he has been attending classical concerts with his parents since he was 9 years old. Today he is best known as a successful entrepreneur, who is a classical music amateur.

updated Mon Apr 14 2008 03:11:24

JWT facts

JWT was originally founded by William James Carlton in 1864, renamed after James Walter Thompson in 1877, and finally relaunched as JWT in 2005.

updated Mon Apr 14 2008 01:32:43

Bob Jeffrey, Worldwide CEO, JWT

CNN's Todd Benjamin talks with Bob Jeffrey, Worldwide CEO of JWT, in ''The Boardroom''

updated Fri Apr 11 2008 01:19:12

Business maestro: Klaus Heymann

From piano concertos to violin masterpieces, Klaus Heymann knows his classical music -- and the classical music business.

updated Thu Apr 10 2008 18:30:24

The Boardroom: James Koch

CNN's Maggie Lake sits down with James Koch, CEO of Boston Beer Company, in this week's edition of 'The Boardroom.'

updated Sun Apr 06 2008 22:49:52

Johan Eliasch, chairman, Head group

Searing summer temperatures, melting polar ice-caps and extreme weather have all been attributed to climate change.

updated Sun Apr 06 2008 22:46:28

Head facts

Head N.V. is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium sports equipment. It is a technology-driven company, with the motto "Superior performance through superior technology."

updated Sun Apr 06 2008 22:41:00

Johan Eliasch profile

Johan Eliasch has served as Chairman of the Management Board of Head N.V. and Group Chief Executive Officer since September 1995.

updated Sun Apr 06 2008 21:04:02

Johan Eliasch on 'Cool Earth'

CNN's Todd Benjamin talks with Johan Eliasch, Chairman of the HEAD group, in this edition of ''The Boardroom.''

updated Mon Mar 31 2008 04:57:27

Naxos facts

Budget classical music label Naxos is named after the Greek island, home to the legend of Ariadne on which Richard Strauss based his opera "Ariadne auf Naxos" in 1912.

updated Sun Mar 30 2008 20:43:54

Klaus Heymann, founder of Naxos

CNN's Andrew Stevens talks with Klaus Heymann, founder of Naxos, in this edition of ''The Boardroom.''

updated Mon Mar 24 2008 05:43:31

Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel

Mo Ibrahim is a man who believes in Africa; and the continent has been good to him.

updated Mon Mar 24 2008 05:36:26

Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel

CNN's Todd Benjamin talks with Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel, in this edition of ''The Boardroom.''

updated Fri Mar 21 2008 12:52:32

Be a better boss with the Institute

"In the last few years, there has been considerable media attention around the potential dangers to a business, such as flooding or the breakdown of IT systems. How do I make sure that our business continuity is robust and fit for purpose?"

updated Fri Mar 21 2008 12:50:03

Mo Ibrahim profile

Mohamed Ibrahim is the founder of Celtel, one of Africa's leading mobile telephone companies, with networks in 15 countries on the continent.

updated Fri Mar 21 2008 12:47:42

Celtel facts

The company began life in 1989 as MSI Cellular Investments, a telecommunications consultancy company based and operating in Africa. It was founded by Dr Mo Ibrahim.

updated Mon Mar 17 2008 06:03:21

Craig Barrett, Chairman of the Board, Intel

One might call him the "Chairman of the Chips."

updated Mon Mar 17 2008 00:04:12

The Boardroom: Craig Barrett

CNN's Maggie Lake talks with Craig Barrett, Chairman of Intel, in this edition of ''The Boardroom.''

updated Fri Mar 14 2008 10:59:53

Craig Barrett profile

Dr. Craig Barrett joined Intel as a technology manager in 1974, and was with the company during most of its major developments.

updated Fri Mar 14 2008 10:59:19

Intel facts

The company was founded in 1968 by Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore, two of the original brains behind one of the major players in early computer chip development, Fairchild Semiconductors.

updated Fri Mar 14 2008 10:58:55

Be a better boss with the Institute

"We have a long-hours culture in our organization but I often feel that the extra time managers are putting in is not generating better results. How do we address this issue to make sure that, where individuals do work excessive hours, input equals output?"

updated Mon Mar 10 2008 12:47:22

Sol Trujillo, CEO, Telstra

They don't come much more Australian than Telstra. The former state-owned monopoly which literally linked Australians together, across a harsh and unforgiving continent.

updated Mon Mar 10 2008 05:27:15

Sol Trujillo profile

Soloman Trujillo was made CEO of Telstra in July, 2005 and has been leading an end-to-end transformation of the company, continuing to develop the company as a media communications organization.

updated Sun Mar 09 2008 22:58:50

The Boardroom: Sol Trujillo

CNN's Andrew Stevens talks with Sol Trujillo, CEO of Telstra, in this edition of ''The Boardroom.''

updated Fri Mar 07 2008 13:09:50

Telstra facts

Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, with customers throughout the country.

updated Fri Mar 07 2008 02:39:10

Golden rules of marketing

Sirius Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin tells CNN's Andrew Stevens the secrets of success.

updated Fri Mar 07 2008 02:38:53

Karmazin on his controversial career

Sirius Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin discusses the controversy surrounding his career.

updated Fri Mar 07 2008 02:38:47

Serious about Sirius

Mel Karmazin on becoming the CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio.

updated Sun Mar 02 2008 21:08:39

The Boardroom: Nancy McKinstry

CNN's Benjamin Todd talks with Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer in this edition of "The Boardroom."

updated Mon Feb 25 2008 06:06:49

Ivan Pictet, senior managing partner, Pictet & Cie

They've been in the banking business for more than 200 years, Pictet and Company came to prominence when Europe was booming, specializing in personalized, discrete banking services.

updated Sun Feb 24 2008 20:54:24

The Boardroom: Ivan Pictet

CNN's Andrew Stevens talks with Ivan Pictet of Pictet and Cie in this edition of "The Boardroom."

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