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Four months into my second pregnancy, I informed my boss in the Tokyo office of the fact that I would soon need to go on maternity leave. The natural course of conversation continued, with a discussion around the timing of my leave and how and when I would transition my client accounts. The unexpected, and perhaps unconventional part of this meeting was when I requested to go on an international assignment immediately after my maternity leave, and started to brief him on the reasons for the request and why I believed the business should let me go.
By Vladimir Trpkovski, Associate Director, Deloitte
Even though the ‘Blockchain’ concept has been around for a while, it really only made big news fairly recently; entering the mainstream psyche thanks to Bitcoin and its incredible media-frenzied surge over the last 12 months. It is however important to acknowledge that Bitcoin and Blockchain are not the same thing. Blockchain is the technology concept on which a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin is based, or in other words, Bitcoin is just one use case for Blockchain technology.
By Danny Taggart, Director, Deloitte
"So, you're off to Switzerland too now then? Alright for some! I'm into my second hour of ironing here". So went the late telephone conversation with my wife, as I sat in my hotel room in Stockholm.
On the evening of my first day in Sweden I had received a call from a colleague asking if I could step in at a meeting in Zurich. It meant re-routing from Sweden to Switzerland the following day and adding a day to my overall trip.