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What are Scotland’s bosses reading on holiday?

From Churchill’s account of the Second World War to a page-turner about poker, Scotland’s bosses have packed some eclectic holiday reading material. Read on to find out their literary choices.

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MacRoberts corporate lawyer Michael Kelly. Picture: Contributed

Michael Kelly: Turning the corner

In the summer of 2008, it became clear that my dad’s business was in serious trouble.

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Entrepreneurial Spark's Glasgow office. Picture: John Devlin

ESpark shares out six-figure cash injection for start-ups

A selection of UK start-ups, including more than a dozen north of the Border, are to share a combined six-figure sum awarded by business accelerator programme Entrepreneurial Spark.

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Scotland's rental market has been robust in the face of Brexit, though it won't be smooth sailing. Picture: Getty Images

David Alexander: Rental market is still filling a need despite Brexit

Several months ago I put pen to paper and speculated on what effect Brexit might have on the residential rental market in Scotland and concluded it would mean very little.

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Bold businesses take calculated risks. Picture: PA

James Cardwell-Moore: Ambitions must be backed by bravery

When Business Stream began researching the concept of boldness, and its importance during challenging and uncertain times, we had no idea the UK would be facing so many questions following the EU referendum.

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Raymond O'Hare becomes chairman of ProjectScotland. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

ProjectScotland, the charity that helps young people get on in life through volunteering, has welcomed Raymond O’Hare as chairman.

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Graham Blair, regional director for Bank of Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Graham Blair: Growth on the agenda for manufacturers

Manufacturing is enjoying a period of renaissance across Scotland, with sectors such as textiles, automotive and chemicals performing well.

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From left: Yu Chunlei, chairman of Zhejiang Jiuding Investment Group, NetThings chief technology officer Conrad Chin, NetThings chief executive George McGhee and Su Jiancheng of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Picture: Contributed

Chinese entrepreneurs strengthen links with Scotland

Chinese entrepreneurs have jetted into Scotland to meet with a number of companies as part of a nine-day business tour aimed at developing international links.

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David Griffin, managing director of Griffin Webster Property Consultants. Picture: Contributed

David Griffin: Let’s have some calm after the EU vote

I don’t like the term Brexit – it actually sounds more like a breakfast cereal and implies nothing of the gravitas of Britain exiting the EU. I would have banned the term during the debate leading up to the referendum.

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James Stuart becomes managing director at Entrepreneurial Scotland. Picture: Robert Perry

New managing director for Entrepreneurial Scotland

Business network Entrepreneurial Scotland has appointed James Stuart to the new role of managing director.

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Tom Barclay, new director of property and development at Wheatley Group. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Wheatley Group has appointed Tom Barclay as its new group ­director of property and development.

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Enjoy the nibbles, but the latest spate of seminars will generate more heat than light

Bill Jamieson: Secret report makes you choke on the canapes

Stuck for places to go for free wine and canapés on the corporate circuit this summer? Worry no more: stand by for the breathless summons to the “Must Attend” Brexit Consequentials seminar.

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MacRoberts corporate lawyer Michael Kelly. Picture: Contributed

Michael Kelly: The challenges of family business

I am a corporate lawyer working at the Scottish law firm MacRoberts. Like most corporate lawyers, the vast bulk of my time is spent advising clients in relation to either selling or buying a business or investment work.

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Kris Flanagan

Kris Flanagan: All change for working culture among millennial generation

It used to be the case that young professionals in Scotland would follow very similar career paths.

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Mark McFall, managing director of Change Recruitment Group. Picture: Contributed

Mark McFall: The merits of solid values in a shifting world

Whether emblazoned on the wall of a corporate headquarters foyer, or more subtly identifiable in the way staff interact with each other and customers, it is rare for a company not to have identified its corporate values. And it is in times like these when they really come into play.

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Robbie Wilson joins Anderson Strathern from Drummond Miller. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Law firm Anderson Strathern has hired Robbie Wilson as a senior associate specialising in medical negligence to join its healthcare team.

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RSM's Stuart McCallum says Brexit could present a 'golden opportunity' for manufacturers. Picture: Contributed

Stuart McCallum: Vigilance is key after Brexit vote

The most obvious conclusion from the Brexit vote is that Scottish manufacturers now face a period of major uncertainty.

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Managing director Gerald Michaluk said Arran is also targeting expansion through acquisition. Picture: Contributed

Arran Brewery in funding drive to tap into overseas markets

Arran Brewery is launching a fresh funding drive as it rolls out new products and looks to tap into more overseas markets.

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SharedIn founder Jude Cook. Picture: Chris Watt

Monday interview: Jude Cook, chief executive of ShareIn

Established firms wanting to do their own crowdfunding are beating a path to ShareIn

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Norman Lamont leaves the Treasury on 16 September, 1992. Picture: Neil Munns/PA

Bill Jamieson: Echoes of Black Wednesday in Osborne’s move

Of all the humiliations that have rained down on the UK Government and its ministers in the past ten days, arguably the greatest is the official abandonment of its targets to balance the budget and curb the growth in debt.

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