By Adam Gale Friday, 06 May 2016
It's 50 years since MT was first published, so we've trawled the archives to bring you some gems from times gone by. The fourth in our series: 1991-95.
Peter Harris and Angus Thirlwell have floated the company today at a value of £167m. Will it be able to avoid the mistakes of Thorntons?
Entrepreneur Harriet Hastings doesn't think her biscuit delivery business will be crumbling anytime soon.
The CEO and founder of FreshMinds enjoys reading about the art of rhetoric, Paula Radcliffe and Genghis Khan.
YOU LIVE & YOU LEARN: Hermann Hauser on how he started Acorn Computers and why biosciences will be the next big thing.
EDITOR'S BLOG: You might not like Philip Green's taste but a healthy economy needs his like.
Ross Mendham's low-carb Bare Naked Foods are proving a hit with the health-conscious.
Immersing yourself in your venture is the only way to know whether you're a good fit, says Faisal Butt.
The ecommerce site has made significant improvements to gender parity in its workforce.
EDITOR'S BLOG: There's a wealth of Muslim business talent out there. Perhaps they can help change British perceptions of Islam.
We're hearing more and more about the rising number of hacks and data leaks, but who's fighting back?
WORKPLACE RIGHTS: If the UK votes to leave the EU, it is unlikely that the government would change workplace legislation.
The Italian economy might be in a bit of a mess, but the country's buoyant north-eastern corner has spawned a cluster of world-beating businesses, from Pinarello to Segafredo.
The inventor has announced a surprise move into the haircare industry.
From halal ready meals to dating and Ramadan apps, the UK has seen a host of innovative businesses serving the Islamic community. We report on the entrepreneurs combining commerce with religion.
To mark 50 years of MT, here's the second in a series looking back at the best business brains since 1966.
Cheeky Panda wants to save 'millions of trees'.
HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: Laurence Momann on moving to London from Afghanistan, epileptic fits and building a £1.6m security business.
THE MT INTERVIEW: There'll be no more hiding of Sage's light under a bushel, says the accounts software outfit's high-energy boss.
MT's ex-editor on why he's provoked the fury of both the left and the landed classes in his quest to rank the assets of the mega rich.
Britain might have a productivity problem, but that doesn't mean your firm has to.
Digital Mums wants to help small firms have better access to talent and tackle maternal employment all in one go.
The Chinese ecommerce company is hungry to expand in the on-demand market - watch out Just Eat.
Uniplaces is on a quest to become a global platform for students to find accommodation.
The ride-hailing app makes money on each ride in the US but its global expansion is burning through big bucks.
The managing director of VoucherCodes.co.uk on career breaks, 'date days' with her children and why computer science needs to get cooler.
Family firms contributed 26% of Britain's GDP in 2014, up 4%.
Don't think you can ignore the politics in your workplace. Here's how to deal with it and keep your principles.
Check whether she's out for revenge or simply wants to join your excellent team, says Jeremy Bullmore.
A cruise might be a nightmarish prospect for your husband. See if you can persuade him to gradually reduce his hours instead, says Jeremy Bullmore.
CRASH COURSE: Recruiting new people is expensive and disruptive. Here's what you can do to help retain employees.
If you try to discourage him, he's likely to go ahead anyway, but may fail and not ask for help. Encouragement works better, says Jeremy Bullmore.
You need to be firm and allocate spaces in the car park based on seniority, says Jeremy Bullmore.
You need to warn the younger partners that these payouts are unsustainable and you fear for the future, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Want to stop checking your phone constantly, procrastinating or being late? Here are ways to retrain your brain.
You need to ask to talk to his wife directly - and then explain why it might not be best for her, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Yes, but don't threaten to resign unless you're prepared to follow through, says Jeremy Bullmore.
CRASH COURSE: Here's how to find a CFO or FD who's more than just a high-powered bean counter.
Tell the chief executive that you won't feel you are earning your fee until your abilities are used to help improve the business, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Facing a complex, ambiguous situation? Don't leave it to others to make a decision. Here's how to take the lead.
If you're in a hurry to progress in your job, an MBA won't necessarily help you get to the top more quickly, says Jeremy Bullmore.
I've sold my start-up and work for the new boss under the earn-out terms. I hate it, what should I do?29 January 2016
Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Focus on the company's performance to make sure you get your earn-out cheque, says Jeremy Bullmore.
You need to clarify your sickness policy with a company memo, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Don't try and dodge the task, instead get colleagues to help you, says Jeremy Bullmore.
First work out what expertise and experience you can offer and then try local organisations, says Jeremy Bullmore.
No. You'll just make him feel bad and you could damage your working relationship, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Just thinking about doing something won't get results, it's what you actually do that counts. Here's how not to fall into the action-intention gap.
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