Executive Update

Executive Update eNewsletter

The fortnightly newsletter for thought leaders 15th July 2011

In this issue

Labour’s tax policy announcement yesterday has once again sparked worthwhile debate about the merit of capital gains tax… the latest GDP figures show that while many other economies are stuttering, ours is recovering at much faster pace than anyone expected… the seven personality traits of top performing salespeople… and six key things businesses looking to make an impression on Facebook need to know.
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Capital gains tax debate heats up

A proposal to introduce capital gains tax, formally confirmed in Labour’s tax policy announcement yesterday, would appear to have the support of the new head of the Government’s economic adviser, The Treasury. Its new secretary Gabriel Makhlouf says such tax would rebalance distortion in the economy that favours property investment, as Executive Update’s economic correspondent Bob Edlin reports.
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NZ back on its feet

The twice-delayed release of GDP growth figures for the March quarter, finally tabled yesterday, took everyone by surprise with the economy growing by an impressive 0.8% – well above what even the most optimistic forecasters had plumped for.
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Seven personality traits of top salespeople

Given the same sales tools, level of education, and propensity to work, why do some salespeople succeed where others fail? The evidence suggests that the personalities of truly great salespeople play critical role in determining their success.
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Facebook faux pas: Six things businesses need to know

Most marketers understand how Facebook works very well from personal standpoint – but some of the recent rules and changes that Facebook has made in how it treats business users make it easy to commit Facebook faux pas.
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Capitalising on green growth opportunities


New Zealand can turn global interest in “green growth” into economic growth by responding effectively to fundamental changes now occurring around the world in consumer preferences, business strategies and government policies.
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Business benefits of privacy

Privacy Week (13-17 May) is a great time to consider the importance of privacy and to help ensure you and your company have good privacy practices in place, writes Privacy

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