The philosophy behind InfoWorks is that smart, inquisitive professionals ask important questions – not just about business, but about the political and cultural realms in which businesses operate. InfoWorks brings its readers what’s new, what’s intelligent, and what’s useful in business, while also exploring current events and research from other industries that affect businesspeople.

InfoWorks is an outgrowth of InfoWorks® International, a corporate training and consulting firm co-founded by Denise Gifford that helps businesspeople be smarter about business. For over twenty years, InfoWorks International has consulted with companies worldwide to build better business knowledge and skills. The training products offered by InfoWorks help businesspeople develop skills ranging from project management and leadership to finance, sales, marketing, consulting, customer service, teambuilding, process improvement, and supervisory skills.

During her decades-long tenure working with training processes and techniques, Denise noticed a common trait amongst her most successful clientele: an openness to learn. Smart, successful businesspeople are inquisitive. They know that winning in business, like in so many other fields, requires an ability to adapt, grow, and to recognize that businesses do not exist in a bubble. Businesspeople, no matter their role or industry, operate within a fluid, dynamic, unstable world. The smartest businessperson, therefore, isn’t curious only about business. They’re also curious about politics, economics, psychology, international policy, and the myriad other topics that affect the day-to-day happenings in the business world.

With that in mind, Denise developed the InfoWorks blog, an informational hub where business news and smart analysis converge. Along with curated current event updates, InfoWorks offers how-to articles, editorials, and think pieces from its talented roster of guest bloggers. Join us at InfoWorks as together we strive to be smarter about business.


About Denise

Denise Gifford is the co-founder of InfoWorks International, a corporate training and consulting firm founded in 1990. Prior to heading InfoWorks, Denise worked in sales and marketing, as a consultant in the financial services industry, and as a corporate banker. Denise holds her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.