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Football is the perfect barometer for British society

Football is the perfect barometer for British society

By Jim White Friday, 27 March 2015

As well as being an exciting, brilliantly researched exploration of English football, the superbly written The Game of our Lives is a vivid snapshot of 21st-century life.

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Will Hutton and Eve Poole's new books are arrogant left-wing tomes

Will Hutton and Eve Poole's new books are arrogant left-wing tomes

30 March 2015

These two polemicists of the left share the same self-satisfied worldview, although Hutton is acute about the digital revolution, says Chris Deerin

 
 
'You can be serious without a suit' - Laszlo Bock

'You can be serious without a suit' - Laszlo Bock

28 March 2015

Google's HR boss and author of Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google explains why accessible information doesn't stop at maps and cat videos.

 
 
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27 February 2015

The founder of the money-saving site is a fan of Paulo Coelho and a classic account of a brutal corporate takeover.

 
 
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Can PR win back our trust?

25 February 2015

The comms industry has had it, says the author. Not so, says Kitty Owen, so long as companies take advantage of new ways to reach out to people.

 
 
The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People - 15 years on

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People - 15 years on

25 February 2015

BUSINESS CLASSIC: 15 years and countless inferior imitations later, Stephen Covey's personal development book still stands up as a serious piece of work.

 
 
Why you should have several careers instead of one

Why you should have several careers instead of one

25 February 2015

The Second Curve's author may be 83 but he is still challenging our ideas about work and society. We should listen to his gentle, incisive voice.

 
 
The hard facts about half-truths

The hard facts about half-truths

04 February 2015

BUSINESS CLASSIC: After reading this, you won't trust your gut feeling until you've got some facts to back it up, says Stefan Stern.

 
 
Thor Bjorgolfsson: How I made and lost $4bn

Thor Bjorgolfsson: How I made and lost $4bn

02 February 2015

The autobiography of Iceland's first billionaire, ruined in the Landsbanki collapse, is a gripping and unsparing account of an entrepreneur's life, says Nick Leeson.

 
 
Why Michael Tobin abducted his staff

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30 January 2015

The former TelecityGroup boss and author of Forget Strategy, Get Results has a 'radical' approach to management. Here he explains it.

 
 
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Labour turned a golden age of culture into lead

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Publicly funded art lost its credibility thanks to Blairite neo-liberalism, claims the author of Cultural Capital. But that's no bad thing, says Stephen Bayley.

 
 
The human urge to hoard is not on the way out

The human urge to hoard is not on the way out

29 January 2015

It's an illusion that owning more things will fulfil us, argues Stuffocation. But, to Andrew Wileman, the acquisitive urge is better understood as an endless search for perfection.

 
 
Olympic rower Steve Williams' three top reads

Olympic rower Steve Williams' three top reads

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Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, on his favourite books of the year.

 
 
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Steven Pinker's The Sense of Style will get grammar pedants' knickers in a twist

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30 October 2014

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How to Speak Money: high finance demystified

How to Speak Money: high finance demystified

30 October 2014

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How Google Works is a must-read for any tech entrepreneur

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29 October 2014

Have Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg fallen for their own hype, wonders Rob Goffee.

 
 
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29 October 2014

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