'It wasn't the best extension of our brand,' said the Microsoft spokeswoman, pulling the plug on the iLoo. It certainly wasn't: but neither was it a hoax, as originally claimed. The UK division really was planning an internet-enabled portable toilet. When a brand was a burnt mark on a cow, everyone knew what it meant. Brand extension, which turns the company's identity into a mystical veil draped over all manner of objects, is hard to manage. Especially if your slogan is 'Where do you want to go today?'
Working mums are paying a 'motherhood penalty', missing out on pay rises and promotions.
Attacking a politician is risky business.
Doubling your team overnight might sound like a start-up's dream, but it can very quickly turn into a nightmare if you're not careful, says digital marketing entrepreneur Guy Levine.
UPDATE: The discounters continue to expand market share, but there's a glimmer of hope for Tesco. Asda not so much.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford is getting rid of bonuses, claiming they can cause the wrong kind of behaviour.
EDITOR'S BLOG: The romantic stories of Daley Thompson and Steve Ovett wouldn't get a look-in today.