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Last Number: December 2009

Singapore Institute of Management
ISSN 0145-5540


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Making money on the Web: there is an amazing diversity of opportunities that are opening up for people to make money from blogging. These are some of the methods that bloggers are currently using to make money through blogs.

Cover story

Phoenix-like resilience: starting anew after a business failure: rebuilding after business failure is a difficult proposition for many entrepreneurs. Success is never a certainty. Learning from mistakes and putting into practice the lessons learnt from previous failures can help new ventures succeed.

Cover story

Seeking a respectable job after a retrenchment.

Cover Story

The case of the nurse who whistled: when Tracie Lui exposed the wrong doings at the hospital that she worked for, she was labelled as a whistle-blower and management victimised her. Study this whistleblower case and suggest how whistle-blowers could be protected.

MANAGEMENT MEMO

Emerging stronger from business failure: Bernie Utchenik, better known as "Botak Jones", was hailed the blue-eyed boy of the food and beverage scene in Singapore following his initial forays into the industry. After an ill-fated venture in Boat Quay, he has bounced back, wiser, and stronger, providing quality American fare at affordable prices to the HDB heartlander.

Botak Jones

Shouldering the isolation of leadership: the adage goes that it is lonely at the top. It isn't about not having enough friends or workmates. Top managers are finding out daily that the loneliness stems from the ability of not having anyone to confide in or talk to.

MANAGEMENT

The case of the boss held hostage: the French trade unions have a way to solve disputes with management. They call it "sequestration" which means hostage-taking. Study this case and send your solutions for publication.

MANAGEMENT MEMO

Women-centric marketing Web site attracts members: CozyCot.com, a women-centric Singapore Web site that has evolved from a hobby site to a full membership portal where users interact in the forum and by reviewing beauty products, and live events organised by the staff.

CozyCot.com

Bonita's trump card.

The Case of the Difficult Boss - Brief article - List

Showing the exit cordially.

Cover story

The case of the difficult boss: Bonita was unfortunate to work for an unreasonable boss. She should have resigned long ago but she needed the job. Read the case and see how you can assist her.

MANAGEMENT MEMO

The case of the worker who lost an eye: when Wangsa lost one eye at work, he was asked to lie that the accident happened after working hours. At a compensation hearing, the Commissioner of Labour denied him compensation. Study the case and decide what should be fair judgement in this case.

MANAGEMENT MEMO

Antidote works.

Letter to the editor

Compensation should be paid.

The Case of the Worker Who Lost an Eye - Brief article

Forego the interest.

Letter to the editor

Management by walkabout can show results: management by walkabout, or sometimes called visible management, is one of the essential tools a manager needs to have to get things done right and to do the right things at the workplace. This technique allows you to coach and mentor your staff in their job.

MANAGEMENT - 'managing by wandering around'new principal of management

The case of ungrateful relative: don't keep secrets from the spouse.

Letter to the editor

The manager in the modern workplace: to remain relevant, the new manager must accept innovation and take risks. The modern workplace is more stressful, moves at a faster pace, and is more demanding than before. However, for the survivors, the compensation packages can be very generous.

MANAGEMENT

Victim of employer's ploy.

The Case of the Worker Who Lost an Eye - Brief article

Bernstein's disappointment.

Letter to the editor

Compensation based on insurance policy.

The Case of the Worker Who Lost an Eye - Employee who lost his eye at work gets compensation - Brief article

Don't lend money to gamblers.

Letter to the editor

Honesty counts.

The Case of the Worker Who Lost an Eye - Brief article

Ignorance of workman's compensation law.

The Case of the Worker Who Lost an Eye - Brief article

Lend cash without regret.

Letter to the editor

The case of the teen beauty queen.

MANAGEMENT MEMO - Editorial

What a new manager must know: we are not born managers. In the complex business environment of today, the manager's job has been expanded. Have you the qualities to be a good manager? You have to change your mindset and learn to adapt to the new position of authority. You have to accept new challenges.

MANAGEMENT

Good corporate governance keeps the company on track: weak corporate governance weakens a company's potential and may lead to financial difficulties and fraud by certain officials who are in power. Many of the business failures we read in the newspapers can be attributed to poor corporate governance.

MANAGEMENT

Plan carefully before you hire: loyal employees are the best resource any company can have. The human resource department must have good hiring processes in place to ensure that the right applicants are hired.

HUMAN RESOURCE

Regaining productivity lost to workplace bullying and abuse.

HUMAN RESOURCE


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