Product line a bit tired? Go masstige. This ghastly neologism is the fashionable strategy among manufacturers hoping to sell prestige goods in mass-market quantities. The motor industry is trying it with cars like the Jaguar X-type and Audi TT, scrubbed-up relatives of the Ford Mondeo and VW Golf respectively. But products acquire prestige by being scarce and exclusive. Masstige means selling them to anyone who can get a bank loan. Reconciling that contradiction may prove a hard trick to pull off.
MT tapped up a panel of entrepreneurs for the advice they wished they had before taking the plunge.
Caroline Casey is legally blind but worked as a top consultant without her bosses realising. She wants businesses to do more help their workforces overcome disability.
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The law is changing so that parents who have lost a child will be entitled to take paid leave.