What can a construction company like Group Five do for the environment?


Currently, between 40 and 50 percent of global energy resources are used in the construction, maintenance and operation of buildings.

I propose that we turn off that light that we are not using and read about how the construction industry has organized itself to improve its impact on the ecosystem.

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Microsoft starts Crowdfunding Initiative for Student PCs

Business Initiative Directions

Over the last year or so, crowdfunding has taken off. It started with websites like kickstarter.com – where creative projects are pitched to the public, who in turn is able to help fund part of the venture.

The concept has spread to other arenas, such as micro-financing through kiva.org, or fundraising community projects through the likes of givealittle.co.nz. It can even be used to fund a wedding on crowdtilt.com, or just about anything else, for that matter.

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Company Culture and Customer Service


Everyone knows that customer services is one of the most important factors in a company’s success. Yet why is it that in most parts of the world, you still can’t ring your power/phone/insurance company without having to wait 10 minutes only to then get in an argument with a representative?

How many companies actually run quality assurance on their customer service? Judging from my general experience here in Madrid, I would say relatively few. Here is just one story of countless I could tell you

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3 Steps to better quality


When you have a dream or goal to reach, you generally give your best day in and day out. But giving your best doesn’t always equal achieving the best results, unfortunately.

Here are three ways you can increase the quality of your work to move closer towards better results.

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Hong Yuen Electronics Ltd., the electronic organs manufacturer in Hong Kong

Printed Circuit BoardWould you know how to define what’s in the image above?

It could be the version of Google Earth of the 22nd century, or a cutting-edge art sculpture, but it’s not. The photo pertains to a particular object that we’ll reveal by the end of this article. Continue reading