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Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh: The FTSE boss who used to drive a recycling truck

By Andrew Saunders Friday, 30 January 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: With commodity prices tumbling, Rio Tinto's CEO ought to be worried. But if he is, the unflappable Aussie isn't letting on.

How to make sure you get paid on time

How to make sure you get paid on time

30 January 2015

Don't be afraid to jog a customer's memory if you're still waiting on what you're owed.

 
 
Meet Terry Leahy's new business partner

Meet Terry Leahy's new business partner

30 January 2015

Jamie True has built several successful tech businesses - and his latest was on the shopping list of the former Tesco boss.

 
 
Why British entrepreneurs should jump on a plane to India

Why British entrepreneurs should jump on a plane to India

29 January 2015

President Obama used India's Republic Day to big up US businesses. A UK prime minister should be next on Modi's invite list, says Cobra Beer founder Lord Karan Bilimoria.

 
 
'I even put my mother's pension into one of our funds' - Patrick Ghali, Sussex Partners

'I even put my mother's pension into one of our funds' - Patrick Ghali, Sussex Partners

29 January 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The hard work we put in to win the trust of clients paid off, even after the financial crisis hit.

 
 
Ignoring depression is bad business

Ignoring depression is bad business

28 January 2015

The corporate world acts as if mental illness doesn't exist - and that doesn't solve anything, says Katarina Skoberne.

 
 
How a fledgling Chinese smartphone maker became the Apple of the east

How a fledgling Chinese smartphone maker became the Apple of the east

28 January 2015

COMPANY VITAE: Xiaomi's stylish, keenly priced phones and tablets are a runaway success in China.

 
 
How to sell ice to an Eskimo

How to sell ice to an Eskimo

28 January 2015

Five quick tips to make a hard sell easy.

 
 
Tesco closes Blinkbox Books after Waterstones fails to bite

Tesco closes Blinkbox Books after Waterstones fails to bite

27 January 2015

The digital streaming service is the latest casualty in the supermarket's turnaround battle.

 
 
Dr Richie Nanda: 'I guarded Michael Jackson for four days. I didn't sleep at all'

Dr Richie Nanda: 'I guarded Michael Jackson for four days. I didn't sleep at all'

26 January 2015

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The chairman of Shield Group and Topsgrup India will still step in and break up a fight if one kicks off.

 
 
What next for the toxic grocer?

What next for the toxic grocer?

26 January 2015

Tesco's troubles are deep-rooted and multiplying. Does new boss Dave Lewis have the beans to turn the retail giant around, asks Matthew Lynn.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

23 January 2015

Man U's millions, William Hill's error, Mark Carney's mission.

 
 
35 Women Under 35: Nominate now!

35 Women Under 35: Nominate now!

23 January 2015

MT is scouring the land for the country's brightest young businesswomen. Have you got what it takes to be part of this year's illustrious '35 Women Under 35' list?

 
 
Chris Deerin: 'I would have to learn to speak PR...'

Chris Deerin: 'I would have to learn to speak PR...'

23 January 2015

Our new regular columnist on learning to speak PR, the surfeit of democracy facing the Scots and how life in a start-up is full of choices

 
 
10 things we think will happen in 2015

10 things we think will happen in 2015

23 January 2015

Expect some answers to the English Question, a phone that can read your mind and a wave of young professionals flowing to the regions. And what about the oil price?

 
 
Meet the ex-Royal Marine bringing wearable tech to Harrods

Meet the ex-Royal Marine bringing wearable tech to Harrods

23 January 2015

Simon Weatherall's Glofaster range aims to help runners and cyclists monitor their performance.

 
 
How to raise money through crowdfunding

How to raise money through crowdfunding

23 January 2015

Turning fans into shareholders is an increasingly popular way to raise cash. Here's how to do it.

 
 
Google has invested $1bn in Elon Musk's plan to put internet on Mars

Google has invested $1bn in Elon Musk's plan to put internet on Mars

21 January 2015

The search giant's ambitions are somewhat more earthly than SpaceX's martian dreams.

 
 
Six of the UK's coolest offices

Six of the UK's coolest offices

19 January 2015

Confession booth meeting rooms, fake blue skies and a slide down to the office bar. Jealous, us?

 
 
You don't have to work all hours to be a successful entrepreneur

You don't have to work all hours to be a successful entrepreneur

16 January 2015

Claire Vero, founder of Aurelia Skincare, has built an impressive business but still has time for family life.

 
 
How to stop procrastinating and get in 'the zone'

How to stop procrastinating and get in 'the zone'

14 January 2015

You'll only be productive if you're truly present at work, says Natalie Campbell.

 
 
Does over-optimism cost CEOs money?

Does over-optimism cost CEOs money?

12 January 2015

A new research paper suggests that optimistic bosses end up getting paid less than their more pessimistic peers. The price of a positive outlook...

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

09 January 2015

Don't skip lunch, do eat caviar and Peter Thiel's penchant for cannabis.

 
 
'Our biggest competitor is work itself' - Adam Neumann, WeWork

'Our biggest competitor is work itself' - Adam Neumann, WeWork

09 January 2015

The startup office space provider is growing rapidly and was recently valued at $5bn.

 
 
James Dyson slams Theresa May's plan to kick out foreign students

James Dyson slams Theresa May's plan to kick out foreign students

05 January 2015

The entrepreneur is banging his drum again about the Government's 'shortsighted vote chasing'. Shame more don't join him.

 
 
Could 2015 be the year Snapchat proves its worth?

Could 2015 be the year Snapchat proves its worth?

02 January 2015

The publicity-shy startup discretely disclosed a $500m funding round late on New Year's Eve.

 
 
10 ways to turn business failure into success

10 ways to turn business failure into success

01 January 2015

This year, practice resilience, humility and being realistic and know when to cut your losses, says Katarina Skoberne.

 
 

Advice

Four ways to hang onto your best staff

16 January 2015

MT EXPERT: With the January job-hunting season in full swing, LinkedIn's Pierre Berlin recommends bigging up internal opportunities to calm those itchy feet.

 

The big grammar quiz of 2014

29 December 2014

Is your unofficial role at work to know your indefinite article from your ellipsis? Andrew Ingram and Tom Freeman offer some advice.

 

The six biggest risks international investors need to watch out for in 2015

22 December 2014

MT EXPERT: If you're thinking of investing abroad next year, check out the local borders but don't overestimate IS, says Charles Hecker.

 

Why storytelling is so powerful in business

19 December 2014

MT EXPERT: People are highly receptive to hearing stories, because that's how we make sense of the world, says Travis Wentworth.

 

Six ways to stop middle management blocking innovation

12 December 2014

MT EXPERT: Unless you reward your middle managers for innovating, your company's big ideas are going nowhere, says Harvey Wade.

 

10 tips for conquering public speaking nerves

05 December 2014

MT EXPERT: Even Prince Harry admits he finds public speaking nerve wracking, but there are ways to get through the fear, says Robin Kermode.

 

How to ace those meetings

03 December 2014

Ask senior executives where they spend their least productive hours and they'll tell you it's in meetings, says Miranda Kennett.

 

My star salesman rubs everybody up the wrong way

02 December 2014

My top-performing salesman is a pain. Can I afford to get rid of him? Jeremy Bullmore advises.

 

I want to reward my staff but money's tight

01 December 2014

My staff have worked really hard. How can I show my appreciation without busting the budget? Jeremy Bullmore advises.

 

My married boss just snogged me at the Christmas party

28 November 2014

I don't want it to happen again so how can I avoid awkward scenes at work?

 

Six tips for changing career

28 November 2014

MT EXPERT: Many people chowing down at Christmas will start thinking about a change of career in the New Year, but how do you avoid jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire?

 

Three dos and don'ts for women who want to get onto the board

07 November 2014

MT EXPERT: Practice, network with your goal in mind and never, ever say sorry, says CMI chief executive Ann Francke.

 

Is Nasa right to keep outsourcing rocket launches?

31 October 2014

MT EXPERT: Despite the explosion this week, Nasa shouldn't jump into bringing them back in-house, says Renaud Durand.

 

How to take criticism on the chin

17 October 2014

MT EXPERT: Figure out what you want from feedback and don't get defensive, says Claire Bremner.

 

7 ways to bid for contracts and win

10 October 2014

MT EXPERT: Get to know clients ahead of time and prepare for tough questions, says Scott Keyser.

 

Why LGBT equality is a business no-brainer - and what you can do to support it

03 October 2014

MT EXPERT: Training, tackling unconscious bias and setting up an LGBT network will help your staff be their very best, says Stonewall chair Jan Gooding.

 

The pros & cons of startup incubators

26 September 2014

MT EXPERT: If you're after networking and advice an accelerator can be invaluable, but do you really want to give up equity?

 

How to manage your boss

23 September 2014

You've had a new boss for a few months and you don't really click. He or she is aloof, you keep getting things wrong and it feels as if your contribution isn't valued. What can be done?

 

Workplace Rights: Holiday pay claims

23 September 2014

Important cases are pending before tribunals and courts concerning workers' statutory holiday pay. In particular, should it be calculated to include overtime and commission?

 

Intrapreneurship: What's the big idea?

23 September 2014

How we can preserve 'skunk works' from the dead hand of corporate conformity

 
 

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