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Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green quits despite transformation 'absolutely not done'

Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green quits despite transformation 'absolutely not done'

By Rachel Savage Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The travel company's chief exec told MT's Inspiring Women conference last week that the company's turnaround would take around six years, not two.

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What made Harriet Green escape via the emergency chute?

What made Harriet Green escape via the emergency chute?

26 November 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: The Thomas Cook boss has left in a serious hurry. What happened?

 
 
Susanna Dinnage: 'You know in your gut when you're in the right job'

Susanna Dinnage: 'You know in your gut when you're in the right job'

25 November 2014

The boss of Discovery Networks UK advises women to understand what makes them happy at work.

 
 
 

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Terry Leahy: Tesco et al can win from the middle

Terry Leahy: Tesco et al can win from the middle

26 November 2014

The big supermarkets haven't done enough to respond to customers, according to Tesco's feted former boss.

 
 
Spotify is in trouble

Spotify is in trouble

26 November 2014

The music streaming service's massive growth doesn't make up for profit problems.

 
 
Juncker's '£250bn' EU rescue plan explained

Juncker's '£250bn' EU rescue plan explained

26 November 2014

The European Commission president announces a major new investment, but how much is hot air?

 
 
Uber could be worth an uber $40bn

Uber could be worth an uber $40bn

26 November 2014

The taxi startup may have more than doubled in value since June. What controversy?

 
 
BG slammed for new CEO's 'inflammatory' £25m pay deal

BG slammed for new CEO's 'inflammatory' £25m pay deal

26 November 2014

The IoD's Simon Walker said the news was a 'red rag' to anti-capitalists ahead of the general election.

 
 
FIFA looks set to lose its £178m Sony sponsorship

FIFA looks set to lose its £178m Sony sponsorship

25 November 2014

World football's governing body has been hit by sponsor woes in the wake of the Qatar report.

 
 
Twitter's CFO accidentally tweets its secret M&A plan

Twitter's CFO accidentally tweets its secret M&A plan

25 November 2014

Finance chief Anthony Noto mistakenly tweets a private message about a mysterious takeover. Lol.

 
 
Argos is going Underground

Argos is going Underground

25 November 2014

The catalogue King is relinquishing its paper crown for click and collect.

 
 
Is Sir Ian Cheshire leaving Véronique Laury in a Screwfix?

Is Sir Ian Cheshire leaving Véronique Laury in a Screwfix?

25 November 2014

Kingfisher's third quarter profits fall almost 12%, a couple of weeks before Ian Cheshire hands over the hammer and nails.

 
 
Zoopla and Agents' Mutual clash over the future of property

Zoopla and Agents' Mutual clash over the future of property

25 November 2014

Zoopla CEO Alex Chesterman said its new competitor Agents' Mutual could alienate consumers.

 
 
Amazon and Royal Mail cosy up for 'click and collect'

Amazon and Royal Mail cosy up for 'click and collect'

25 November 2014

Royal Mail is letting Amazon make deliveries to post offices. If you can't beat 'em...

 
 
KPMG's Melanie Richards: Don't be anxious about taking risks

KPMG's Melanie Richards: Don't be anxious about taking risks

24 November 2014

The KPMG partner and vice chairman says that taking a chance is at the heart of being successful.

 
 
Graphene could be used to make false teeth

Graphene could be used to make false teeth

24 November 2014

The super-conductive material is one atom thick and 200 times stronger than steel.

 
 
Will Amazon conquer fashion?

Will Amazon conquer fashion?

24 November 2014

The online retail empire plans to build a fashion photography studio, a sign it has the nation's catwalks in its sights.

 
 
Mrs Moneypenny's guide to getting a pay rise

Mrs Moneypenny's guide to getting a pay rise

24 November 2014

Heather McGregor tells MT's Inspiring Women conference there's no point dropping hints if you want a promotion.

 
 
BT phones home with talks to buy O2 back from Telefonica

BT phones home with talks to buy O2 back from Telefonica

24 November 2014

The telecoms giant was roundly criticised for spinning out its mobile business in 2001.

 
 
Havas' Kate Robertson: 'Gratuitous sexism is the biggest challenge young women face'

Havas' Kate Robertson: 'Gratuitous sexism is the biggest challenge young women face'

24 November 2014

The advertising boss was against board quotas until she saw women passed over for board positions without good reason.

 
 
Christine Armstrong: Take risks in your twenties

Christine Armstrong: Take risks in your twenties

24 November 2014

The Jericho Chambers co-founder said it took her too long to realise you need to step up, volunteer and be prepared to fail.

 
 
It's Black Friday, Friday - the annual Christmas shopping orgy is here

It's Black Friday, Friday - the annual Christmas shopping orgy is here

24 November 2014

Amazon is already offering Black Friday deals. It's only Monday.

 
 
Annoushka Ducas' work-life secret: Spending 'as much time with my children as I can'

Annoushka Ducas' work-life secret: Spending 'as much time with my children as I can'

24 November 2014

The Links of London founder says exercise and family time are the keys to staying sane.

 
 

Features

At the limits of the known world

26 November 2014

This thrilling account of a 16th-century voyage across the top of Russia also excels at describing the birth of the modern company, says Mathew Lyons.

 

Howard Davies: Blue skies over Beijing as APEC hits town

26 November 2014

MT DIARY: Comfort gives the Dutch courage. Swiss politics is on a roll. Do your dim sums, Mr Osborne.

 

Why most New Year's resolutions fail

26 November 2014

About half of adults begin every year with some form of resolution. But why do they give up so easily?

 

How to get out of a rut

26 November 2014

Five quick tips to get your worklife going again.

 

How the European Space Agency stunned the world

25 November 2014

The story behind the Euro-quango whose Rosetta mission finally puts Nasa in the shade.

 

Luke Johnson: Self-employment isn't bad - and London is the best city in the world

25 November 2014

Young people have rejected the left-wing old guard's pessimistic outlook on starting a business.

 

'You're just not a real man unless you've got a chainsaw' - Giles English

25 November 2014

MY LIFE/STYLE: The co-founder of watchmaker Bremont loves flying his 1930s Gipsy Moth when he's not chopping down a tree or two.

 

How to fund your buying spree

24 November 2014

SPONSORED: On the acquisition trail and looking to free up cash? Here's how to fund your next phase of growth.

 

Class warriors are back on the streets

21 November 2014

There are deep divisions on the streets of Rochester and Blackpool and UKIP is making merry with them, says Matthew Gwyther.

 

Yes, non-techies can run great tech businesses too

21 November 2014

MT EXPERT: You don't have to be a coding god to run a tech start-up. In fact a little bit of judicious ignorance can be a good thing, says Wax Digital's Daniel Ball

 

How three female entrepreneurs bounced back from failure

21 November 2014

Rachel Lowe MBE, Sarah Walter and Katerina Skoberne all lost their businesses.

 

The 5 highest-earning dead celebrities

19 November 2014

Michael Jackson topped Forbes' rich list of deceased celebrities, but Bob Marley and his marijuana merchandise could be closing in.

 

Executive pay has nothing to do with company performance

18 November 2014

Shareholders are being fleeced by bureaucrats. They need to take the power back, says Banker's Umbrella.

 

Denise Kingsmill: Sex doesn't sell cars to women

17 November 2014

It's time the car industry - and advertisers - realised that women are their biggest customers

 

Jacqueline Gold: 'Now I want to empower women in the boardroom'

17 November 2014

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The Ann Summers boss has been poisoned, arrested and sent a bullet in the post, but nothing matches the pain of losing her son.

 

Ofgem's Scottish Power slapdown: Is the regulator fighting for its life?

17 November 2014

The much-maligned energy regulator is right to threaten the Big Six with sales bans for shoddy customer service, argues Vicky Lim.

 

Bristol's tech hub is booming

14 November 2014

It's not all about cider in the south west as it shoots from the hip in the battle of the digital clusters.

 

FIFA is a banana republic - it's time for Sepp Blatter to split

14 November 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: Money is poisoning football from the inside out and it will fall like Rome unless reformed fast, says Matthew Gwyther.

 
 

The MT Interview

Gatwick's Stewart Wingate is confident he'll get the new London runway

Gatwick's Stewart Wingate is confident he'll get the new London runway

By Andrew Saunders Thursday, 30 October 2014

THE MT INTERVIEW: Gatwick's CEO is lobbying hard for the green light to build London's new runway. Has he made locals an offer they can't refuse?


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