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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

By Jack Torrance Friday, 28 November 2014

Twitter's CFO mishap, Willy Wonka's elevator, Zoopla's forthcoming battle.

Doggy ice cream and animal aftershave: The entrepreneurs taking pet products upmarket

Doggy ice cream and animal aftershave: The entrepreneurs taking pet products upmarket

28 November 2014

There's no shortage of businesses seeking to cash in on the Pooch Pound.

 
 
Investment in London fintech firms trebled this year

Investment in London fintech firms trebled this year

28 November 2014

Boris Johnson hailed the capital's place at the 'forefront of financial innovation.'

 
 
'Bob Dylan asked us to make him his very own wine' - Georgina and Antonio Terni

'Bob Dylan asked us to make him his very own wine' - Georgina and Antonio Terni

28 November 2014

HOW WE BEAT THE ODDS: Getting Italian men to take orders was just one of many challenges for a female wine-maker.

 
 
UK perfume's sweet smell of success

UK perfume's sweet smell of success

27 November 2014

With independent fragrance stores blossoming around the country, the UK's artisan scent industry is experiencing its 'punk rock' moment. Oliver Bennett reports.

 
 
Uber could be worth an uber $40bn

Uber could be worth an uber $40bn

26 November 2014

The taxi startup may have more than doubled in value since June. What controversy?

 
 
At the limits of the known world

At the limits of the known world

26 November 2014

This thrilling account of a 16th-century voyage across the top of Russia also excels at describing the birth of the modern company, says Mathew Lyons.

 
 
Zoopla and Agents' Mutual clash over the future of property

Zoopla and Agents' Mutual clash over the future of property

25 November 2014

Zoopla CEO Alex Chesterman said its new competitor Agents' Mutual could alienate consumers.

 
 
Luke Johnson: Self-employment isn't bad - and London is the best city in the world

Luke Johnson: Self-employment isn't bad - and London is the best city in the world

25 November 2014

Young people have rejected the left-wing old guard's pessimistic outlook on starting a business.

 
 
'You're just not a real man unless you've got a chainsaw' - Giles English

'You're just not a real man unless you've got a chainsaw' - Giles English

25 November 2014

MY LIFE/STYLE: The co-founder of watchmaker Bremont loves flying his 1930s Gipsy Moth when he's not chopping down a tree or two.

 
 
Graphene could be used to make false teeth

Graphene could be used to make false teeth

24 November 2014

The super-conductive material is one atom thick and 200 times stronger than steel.

 
 
Christine Armstrong: Take risks in your twenties

Christine Armstrong: Take risks in your twenties

24 November 2014

The Jericho Chambers co-founder said it took her too long to realise you need to step up, volunteer and be prepared to fail.

 
 
Annoushka Ducas' work-life secret: Spending 'as much time with my children as I can'

Annoushka Ducas' work-life secret: Spending 'as much time with my children as I can'

24 November 2014

The Links of London founder says exercise and family time are the keys to staying sane.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

21 November 2014

Uber's big mouth, Taylor Swift's surprising fanbase, a mission to the moon.

 
 
Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold is a feminist - just not the 'bra burning' kind

Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold is a feminist - just not the 'bra burning' kind

21 November 2014

Sex still sells, but it has to be empowering, the Ann Summers boss said at MT's Inspiring Women conference.

 
 
Dyson investing £1bn to launch 100 products in next four years

Dyson investing £1bn to launch 100 products in next four years

21 November 2014

Sir James said his company needs to 'relentlessly invent' to maintain long-term success.

 
 
How three female entrepreneurs bounced back from failure

How three female entrepreneurs bounced back from failure

21 November 2014

Rachel Lowe MBE, Sarah Walter and Katerina Skoberne all lost their businesses.

 
 
Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold: 'Why do we feel the need for validation? Men don't'

Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold: 'Why do we feel the need for validation? Men don't'

20 November 2014

The woman who brought sex to the British high street told MT's Inspiring Women conference that success is all about tenacity.

 
 
Uber is investigating its top New York exec for 'God View' privacy invasion

Uber is investigating its top New York exec for 'God View' privacy invasion

19 November 2014

The $18.2bn taxi startup has all of sudden revealed it has a privacy policy.

 
 
Uber executive suggests digging into journalists' personal lives

Uber executive suggests digging into journalists' personal lives

18 November 2014

A senior exec at the $18.2bn taxi startup floated smearing a critical female journalist.

 
 
Jacqueline Gold: 'Now I want to empower women in the boardroom'

Jacqueline Gold: 'Now I want to empower women in the boardroom'

17 November 2014

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The Ann Summers boss has been poisoned, arrested and sent a bullet in the post, but nothing matches the pain of losing her son.

 
 
Deloitte is offering staff the chance to be their own boss

Deloitte is offering staff the chance to be their own boss

17 November 2014

The accounting firm has created a £25m startup fund, but will completely own any successful companies.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

14 November 2014

G4S gets hoaxed, Sainsbury's makes peace with the Germans, Tim Geithner's colourful language.

 
 
Bristol's tech hub is booming

Bristol's tech hub is booming

14 November 2014

It's not all about cider in the south west as it shoots from the hip in the battle of the digital clusters.

 
 
Mind Candy loses its head over shift to mobile gaming

Mind Candy loses its head over shift to mobile gaming

14 November 2014

The fall of Moshi Monsters is the latest example of a gaming company struggling to repeat a one-hit wonder.

 
 
'Tis the season: 6 tips for exporting abroad this Christmas

'Tis the season: 6 tips for exporting abroad this Christmas

14 November 2014

MT EXPERT: There's a big slice of mince pie to be had if you speak the language and offer speedy shipping, says eBay's Murray Lambell.

 
 
Machiavellian management: Business lessons from House of Cards

Machiavellian management: Business lessons from House of Cards

11 November 2014

Like Frank Underwood, never underestimate the power of your network, says Faisal Butt.

 
 

Advice

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?

 

Six ways to avoid a bad hire

19 September 2014

MT EXPERT: Develop your own staff and get them on board as you sniff out new blood, says Shaun Thomson.

 

8 easy steps to build the perfect board

29 August 2014

MT EXPERT: The best boards are diverse, well trained and have that magic mix of skills, says the IoD's Dr Roger Barker.

 

Talking to techies: a guide to Agile software development

22 August 2014

MT EXPERT: Agile is for more than just yoga gurus, says Black Pepper Software's John Cooke.

 

How can your business avoid a social media storm? By being more human

15 August 2014

MT EXPERT: To get customer service right, companies need to be both real and realistic, says Nick Peart.

 

6 ways hackers are trying to steal your data

01 August 2014

MT EXPERT: You're not paranoid - they really are out to get you, says Simon Smith of IBM Security Systems.

 

The 10 biggest risks to your business right now

25 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Running an international business? Charles Hecker lists the 10 things you need to look out for.

 

Entering the twilight zone: how to deal with impending insolvency

04 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Insolvency is a terrifying prospect for any business owner - but if you enter it gracefully, there's a good chance you'll come out the other side, says Caroline Benham.

 

MT EXPERT: How to win at your first week in a new job

20 June 2014

Landed a new role? Chris Meredith explains how to impress your new colleagues.

 

MT EXPERT: Business lessons from Roy Hodgson

13 June 2014

The man tasked with leading Eng-er-land to victory this summer has a management style completely at odds with his predecessors, says Garry Veale. Here's what you can learn from him.

 

MT EXPERT: The three things you need to know to make a merger work

06 June 2014

Now M&A activity is picking up again, it's time for business leaders to revisit the three fundamentals of merger integration, says Niamh Dawson.

 

MT EXPERT: Here's what you should know before you're interviewed for a CEO job

30 May 2014

There's plenty of interview advice for grads, says Jane Rankin. But no one ever tells people at the top how to prepare.

 

MT EXPERT: How to part with your partner

23 May 2014

Ending a business partnership is a lot like ending a marriage. Your priority should be protecting your children - your staff, customers and suppliers, says Andrew Morris

 

MT EXPERT: Protecting your intellectual property shouldn't be a chore

09 May 2014

Us Brits see it as a chore - but protecting your IP should be part of your marketing strategy, says Jeff Shieh.

 
 

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