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Graphene could be used to make false teeth

Graphene could be used to make false teeth

By Jack Torrance Monday, 24 November 2014

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

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.

 
 
London startup Transferwise could be valued at $1bn

London startup Transferwise could be valued at $1bn

11 November 2014

The fintech firm is reportedly courting a $50m investment from Sequoia Capital.

 
 
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.

 
 
Fever-Tree fizzes on its stock market debut

Fever-Tree fizzes on its stock market debut

07 November 2014

It's drinks on the posh tonic maker's founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow.

 
 
Alternative finance is exploding

Alternative finance is exploding

07 November 2014

The sector will be worth £1.74bn this year - 161% more than 2013.

 
 
Jay-Z: 'I've got 99 businesses and champagne is one'

Jay-Z: 'I've got 99 businesses and champagne is one'

06 November 2014

The rap titan has bought Armand de Brignac from New York's Sovereign Brands.

 
 
Fever-Tree founders: 'We feel like we're just getting started'

Fever-Tree founders: 'We feel like we're just getting started'

04 November 2014

Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow say the upcoming IPO is exactly what they wanted.

 
 
22 CEOs' favourite books - ft. Jobs, Branson & Buffett

22 CEOs' favourite books - ft. Jobs, Branson & Buffett

03 November 2014

Ever wondered what chief execs and entrepreneurs keep on their bedside tables? Wonder no more...

 
 
Nikki King: 'Never promote out of loyalty'

Nikki King: 'Never promote out of loyalty'

03 November 2014

INSPIRING WOMEN: Nikki King, the world's first female MD of a truck manufacturer, on starting her career at 40 and why she's known as a 'different sort of chap'.

 
 
Jo Malone: 'I don't have a single qualification'

Jo Malone: 'I don't have a single qualification'

01 November 2014

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The perfume entrepreneur taught herself to make cosmetics and launched Jo Loves after selling Jo Malone to Estée Lauder.

 
 
Meet the startup that wants to change the way we deal with death

Meet the startup that wants to change the way we deal with death

31 October 2014

Steven Mitchell started Compare the Coffin to get back at a funeral director who ripped him off.

 
 
Future Fifty tech companies: A mixed first year

Future Fifty tech companies: A mixed first year

30 October 2014

The Government scheme for growing tech companies has had varied results.

 
 
Denise Kingsmill: Could you be an entrepreneur?

Denise Kingsmill: Could you be an entrepreneur?

30 October 2014

Starting a business has never been more fashionable, but how many of us have what it takes?

 
 

Advice

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.

 

MT EXPERT: The fall of Manchester United's David Moyes will send shivers around boardrooms

25 April 2014

David Moyes' exit 10 months into his job will resonate in the corporate world, where tenures of CEOs are falling as expectations rise. New leaders should be 'turbo-charged' from the start, says Mark Byford.

 
 

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