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Meet the entrepreneur trying to turn pavements into power stations

Meet the entrepreneur trying to turn pavements into power stations

29 May 2015

Laurence Kemball-Cook's Pavegen uses the kinetic energy of walkers to generate electricity.

 
 
MT/eBay Digital Power List - Vote for the winner

MT/eBay Digital Power List - Vote for the winner

29 May 2015

Here are your eight finalists, but who will win out as the UK's digital startup superhero?

 
 
 

Latest news

10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

29 May 2015

A new tech bubble, Oxford's innovations, Harriet Green's keeping busy.

 
 
The internet in 2019 - 2 billion trillion bytes of data

The internet in 2019 - 2 billion trillion bytes of data

29 May 2015

By 2019, the internet will carry three times more data, and the great majority of it will be video, according to new research.

 
 
Brexit: why the EU can't make an exception for the UK

Brexit: why the EU can't make an exception for the UK

29 May 2015

If David Cameron thinks getting EU reform will be easy, he'd better think again.

 
 
Oxfordshire is the UK's 'most innovative' region

Oxfordshire is the UK's 'most innovative' region

29 May 2015

But reinventing the wheel means nothing if it doesn't equal more sales, profits and jobs.

 
 
You can now Shazam images - but only adverts

You can now Shazam images - but only adverts

28 May 2015

The company famous for music recognition is going toe to toe with fellow Brit tech companies.

 
 
Will divestment from coal make a difference to climate change?

Will divestment from coal make a difference to climate change?

28 May 2015

Norway's vast sovereign wealth fund prepares to ditch coal investments in the latest sign that action on climate change is hotting up.

 
 
Now Zuckerberg's got his mitts on a British VR startup

Now Zuckerberg's got his mitts on a British VR startup

28 May 2015

Facebook's foray into virtual reality could transform the way people interact with each other.

 
 
Harriet Green will give up £3.3m of her bonus over Thomas Cook scandal

Harriet Green will give up £3.3m of her bonus over Thomas Cook scandal

28 May 2015

The former Thomas Cook boss has faced criticism for the affair but insists her head is held high.

 
 
Time for FIFA's sponsors to get off the gravy train

Time for FIFA's sponsors to get off the gravy train

28 May 2015

The World Cup backers should do more than 'monitor' yesterday's sensational corruption charges if they want to save their brands.

 
 
Scotland is the biggest destination for foreign investment outside London

Scotland is the biggest destination for foreign investment outside London

27 May 2015

The UK held onto the top spot for FDI in Europe in 2014.

 
 
What the Queen's Speech means for British businesses

What the Queen's Speech means for British businesses

27 May 2015

The Government set out its plans for the coming parliament including deregulation and the EU referendum.

 
 
Only Ryanair stands between IAG and Aer Lingus now

Only Ryanair stands between IAG and Aer Lingus now

27 May 2015

The Irish government accepts the British Airways owner's £1bn offer for Aer Lingus, but the deal still hinges on Ryanair saying yes.

 
 
Snapchat's planned IPO is surely a long way off

Snapchat's planned IPO is surely a long way off

27 May 2015

The nascent startup's sky-high valuation ignores its lack of a proven business model.

 
 
Four personality traits of self-made billionaires

Four personality traits of self-made billionaires

27 May 2015

If you want to be super rich it helps to be determined, focused, curious and good at taking risks.

 
 
MT/eBay Digital Power List - Rachael White's picks

MT/eBay Digital Power List - Rachael White's picks

27 May 2015

The founder of giant-killing eBay shop Thingimijigs names her two favourite etail oppos in today's instalment of the MT/eBay Digital Small Business Power List.

 
 
EDF's 10-week holiday and the fight against France's 35-hour week

EDF's 10-week holiday and the fight against France's 35-hour week

26 May 2015

Francois Hollande's government is gradually moving away from one-size-fits-all socialism.

 
 
Smoking and drinking 'doesn't affect productivity' at work

Smoking and drinking 'doesn't affect productivity' at work

26 May 2015

But make sure you get a good night's sleep.

 
 
There's still life in Britain's cinema industry

There's still life in Britain's cinema industry

26 May 2015

The power of the web hasn't killed off the silver screen yet.

 
 
Busy-ness is on the increase - but at what cost?

Busy-ness is on the increase - but at what cost?

26 May 2015

In today's organisations people are caught in an activity trap, fuelled by the fear of falling behind

 
 
Why has Apple 'promoted' Jony Ive?

Why has Apple 'promoted' Jony Ive?

26 May 2015

The world's biggest company has given the man who designed the iPhone a swanky new job title.

 
 

Features

Not every business can be disrupted

29 May 2015

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Existing players rooted in the physical world are hard to disrupt through the use of new technology.

 

Why small businesses need to think about big data

29 May 2015

Our increasingly digital society presents big opportunities for data-driven companies.

 

Quotas are essential to get more women on boards

29 May 2015

Sexism in the workplace is to blame for the lack of women in senior positions.

 

'Own your whack' - Jack and Suzy Welch

29 May 2015

AUTHOR Q&A: Everyone is going to have a career disaster at some point but you can bounce back, say Jack and Suzy Welch.

 

Greater prosperity has not led to a more equal society

28 May 2015

In Inequality: What can be done, the author's prescriptions for a fairer society are bold but unlikely to be swallowed, says Howard Davies.

 

Lebanon opens for business

28 May 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: Lebanon might not seem the best place for start-ups. But with an enterprising culture and UK plc there to help, the country has a bright future.

 

Tech start-ups lead Lebanon out of the rubble

28 May 2015

Dynamic young Lebanese entrepreneurs are transforming a country that's been through some very tough times in recent decades - and the UK is helping them.

 

Dealing with jerks at work

27 May 2015

The No Asshole Rule delves into the problem of bad behaviour in the workplace and what it can cost your business.

 

Why the car is the ultimate consumer product

27 May 2015

Our love of cars is too irrational for us to hand over driving to a computer - even if it's made by Apple.

 

'Rapha probably isn't a good place if you're not obsessed with cycling' - Simon Mottram

27 May 2015

The founder of upmarket cycling-gear brand Rapha on hill climbs in 30-degree heat and weekly four-hour rides to the Home Counties.

 

Why we need a new deal for the public sector

27 May 2015

The authors of The Public Wealth of Nations have some novel ideas for making state-owned assets perform more efficiently, but will they work in practice?

 

Tennis becomes a global player

27 May 2015

From Wimbledon to the ATP World Tour Finals there's big money in the pro game now. But can the UK sport keep growing without nurturing its grass roots?

 

How to conquer bullying at work

26 May 2015

Discovering the reason why workplace aggression is happening will help you overcome it.

 

Where does the word 'balance' come from?

26 May 2015

WORDS-WORTH: Whether it's your accounts or managing work and life, it's important to keep a healthy balance.

 

'My co-founder and I were constantly at loggerheads' - Lisa Scott

26 May 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Gourmet Gadgetry overcame conflicts, cash-flow problems and stock delays to find a recipe for success.

 

Professor of networking Julia Hobsbawm's three top reads

26 May 2015

The founder of Editorial Intelligence is a fan of Herminia Ibarra and bestseller The Goldfinch.

 

Smoke & Mirrors: The CEO 'works from home'

26 May 2015

The comms chief unmasks the mischievous meddler who has been sending subversive emails around the company.

 

Review: Fiat 500C convertible

25 May 2015

It may be only a Panda under the skin, but this nippy runabout has cheek and charm to burn, says Matthew Gwyther.

 
 

The MT Interview

Poundland's Jim McCarthy: 'We don't sell £1 products. We sell incredible products.'

Poundland's Jim McCarthy: 'We don't sell £1 products. We sell incredible products.'

By Matthew Lynn Wednesday, 20 May 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: Poundland's CEO has reached a crucial point in his career, with a takeover of 99p stores underway and expansion abroad. Even the famous £1 price promise isn't sacred...


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