HEADWAY Spring 2012



  • In this Year of the Dragon, we've news from AHEAD's partner office in Shanghai
  • Sarah Invernizzi's tips for negotiating in China
  • Why optimists have better jobs and earn more
  • Read what makes the employer brand of Triodos Bank so special
  • Is social networking your friend or foe?
  • And HEADWAY reviews that iconic book on Steve Jobs

Negotiating in China
AHEAD candidate Italian Sarah Invernizzi has almost two decades' experience of China's economic policy, regulatory affairs and business environment gained working both in the private sector and in the European Commission. Now working on a project on the development of renewable energy resources in the EU and in China, here she reflects on her experiences past and present...
Optimism pays
Happier people get better jobs…and make more money.‘When you wake up every day you have two choices’ says best selling author and motivational speaker Harvey Mackay1. ‘You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective.’
Triodos Bank: a sustainable employer brand
AHEAD is delighted to help Triodos Bank bring on board new talent in Belgium. ‘We are extremely proud to represent Triodos,’ enthuses AHEAD partner Muriel Malak. ‘They are unique. Their approach is very refreshing.’
Social networking: friend or foe?
A lie can travel half way round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes 
Mark Twain

The 21st century is the age of the internet. Every sixty seconds, there are 100 new Linkedin accounts; 320 new Twitter accounts; 98,000 tweets; and 168 million emails sent. So at a recent seminar organized by the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, public affairs and other professionals gathered to hear about the perils of social networking and how to avoid them.
Book review: Steve Jobs
People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

Walter Isaacson’s insightful book1 on Steve Jobs is based on more than forty interviews with Jobs and hundreds of people who have known the man who stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination.