By Jack Torrance Friday, 28 November 2014
Twitter's CFO mishap, Willy Wonka's elevator, Zoopla's forthcoming battle.
There's no shortage of businesses seeking to cash in on the Pooch Pound.
Boris Johnson hailed the capital's place at the 'forefront of financial innovation.'
HOW WE BEAT THE ODDS: Getting Italian men to take orders was just one of many challenges for a female wine-maker.
With independent fragrance stores blossoming around the country, the UK's artisan scent industry is experiencing its 'punk rock' moment. Oliver Bennett reports.
The taxi startup may have more than doubled in value since June. What controversy?
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 CEO Alex Chesterman said its new competitor Agents' Mutual could alienate consumers.
Young people have rejected the left-wing old guard's pessimistic outlook on starting a business.
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.
The super-conductive material is one atom thick and 200 times stronger than steel.
The Jericho Chambers co-founder said it took her too long to realise you need to step up, volunteer and be prepared to fail.
The Links of London founder says exercise and family time are the keys to staying sane.
Uber's big mouth, Taylor Swift's surprising fanbase, a mission to the moon.
Sex still sells, but it has to be empowering, the Ann Summers boss said at MT's Inspiring Women conference.
Sir James said his company needs to 'relentlessly invent' to maintain long-term success.
Rachel Lowe MBE, Sarah Walter and Katerina Skoberne all lost their businesses.
The woman who brought sex to the British high street told MT's Inspiring Women conference that success is all about tenacity.
A senior exec at the $18.2bn taxi startup floated smearing a critical female journalist.
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.
The accounting firm has created a £25m startup fund, but will completely own any successful companies.
G4S gets hoaxed, Sainsbury's makes peace with the Germans, Tim Geithner's colourful language.
It's not all about cider in the south west as it shoots from the hip in the battle of the digital clusters.
The fall of Moshi Monsters is the latest example of a gaming company struggling to repeat a one-hit wonder.
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.
Like Frank Underwood, never underestimate the power of your network, says Faisal Butt.
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?
MT EXPERT: Practice, network with your goal in mind and never, ever say sorry, says CMI chief executive Ann Francke.
MT EXPERT: Despite the explosion this week, Nasa shouldn't jump into bringing them back in-house, says Renaud Durand.
MT EXPERT: Figure out what you want from feedback and don't get defensive, says Claire Bremner.
MT EXPERT: Get to know clients ahead of time and prepare for tough questions, says Scott Keyser.
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.
MT EXPERT: If you're after networking and advice an accelerator can be invaluable, but do you really want to give up equity?
MT EXPERT: Develop your own staff and get them on board as you sniff out new blood, says Shaun Thomson.
MT EXPERT: The best boards are diverse, well trained and have that magic mix of skills, says the IoD's Dr Roger Barker.
MT EXPERT: Agile is for more than just yoga gurus, says Black Pepper Software's John Cooke.
MT EXPERT: To get customer service right, companies need to be both real and realistic, says Nick Peart.
MT EXPERT: You're not paranoid - they really are out to get you, says Simon Smith of IBM Security Systems.
MT EXPERT: Running an international business? Charles Hecker lists the 10 things you need to look out for.
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.
Landed a new role? Chris Meredith explains how to impress your new colleagues.
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.
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.
There's plenty of interview advice for grads, says Jane Rankin. But no one ever tells people at the top how to prepare.
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
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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