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20 years after the genocide: Rwanda - a country transformed The African republic has made an extraordinary turnaround since the horrors of the 1990s. But will its charismatic leader, Paul Kagame, give up power gracefully when the time comes?

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods' The MT Interview: Attacked over gas bills, high pay and his second swimming pool, has the Centrica boss had enough?

'Murdering scumbags': How did outsourcing get into this mess? Outsourcing firms seem to stagger from one scandal to the next, with even their Government paymasters putting the boot in at times. Can they turn their image around?

Sleeping with your business partner One in three family firms are run by couples. We talk to four pairs of high-fliers about how they make it work.

Digital dinosaurs are lurking in our boardrooms UK boardrooms are full of 'digital virgins,' says Baroness Kingsmill.

Smoke & Mirrors: Preparing for an AGM Smokehouse's AGM is always a magnet for the unhinged: this year, one of them is determined to come between the comms chief and his clanger-prone CEO.

MT EXPERT: Why 'seeing' your data is the key to understanding it

MT EXPERT: Why 'seeing' your data is the key to understanding it

By James Elioart Friday, 18 April 2014

Data visualisation is no longer a question off knocking up a few graphs. Modern techniques are vital for discovering patterns, unveiling trends and revealing unexpected insights, says James Eiloart.

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20 QUESTIONS: Rob Law, Trunki

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Best known for being summarily rejected by Dragons' Den, Rob Law's company now turns over £7m a year. He tells us why he originally wanted to call Trunki 'Magma', and why he doesn't trust the UK legal system.

 
 
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17 April 2014

Innovation doesn't just centre around Silicon Roundabout, there are also of tech entrepreneurs setting up shop outside the capital.

 
 
9 epic gadget fails

9 epic gadget fails

17 April 2014

In the week Google launches its much-maligned Glass, MT looks at 11 gadgets that were supposed to change the world - but ended up slipping, unnoticed, into obscurity.

 
 
OP-ED: Myners' plans are the only way to rescue the Co-op

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17 April 2014

A system designed to give members a vote on the organisation's leadership has created a democratic deficit, says the Institute of Directors' Dr Roger Barker. Time for a change.

 
 
MT EXPERT: Heartbleed - why you only need to worry a bit

MT EXPERT: Heartbleed - why you only need to worry a bit

11 April 2014

Everyone's panicking about the flaw in internet security software, nicknamed Heartbleed, discovered earlier this week. Stay calm, says Martin Keegan. It's bad, but it's not that bad.

 
 
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EDITOR'S BLOG: A sexist dinosaur pig writes...

11 April 2014

Matthew Gwyther got in a spot of bother at an MT event last night when he suggested being called 'one of the boys' is the greatest compliment a woman could be paid. Here, he defends himself...

 
 
20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

11 April 2014

Abi Wright, the founder of Spabreaks.com and a former 35 Under 35er, on sticky fingerprints, Sheryl Sandberg and 'stealing' money.

 
 
Social media marketing song: if you don't cringe, you're not human (video)

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10 April 2014

Delegates at the 2014 Social Media Marketing World Convention were 'treated' to a song called 'Let's Get Social'. People with ears should probably avoid this

 
 
Purity Brewing Company is changing the way we consume beer (video)

Purity Brewing Company is changing the way we consume beer (video)

08 April 2014

One of the UK's first craft ale breweries, Purity helped start the movement that transformed beer from drink of choice on a lads' night out to a lifestyle. MT visited the brewery to find out how it does it.

 
 
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04 April 2014

The IPCC's report on climate change was pretty apocalyptic, but the businesses that adapt now stand to make huge gains

 
 
20 QUESTIONS: Nick Appell, Casna

20 QUESTIONS: Nick Appell, Casna

04 April 2014

Former City boy Nick Appell took over his parents' small cleaning company Casna and turned it into a £14m-turnover business. Here's how he cleaned up.

 
 
MT EXPERT: How to target Super Shoppers

MT EXPERT: How to target Super Shoppers

03 April 2014

Super Shoppers make up 18% of consumers but account for 70% of retail spend. eBay's Tanya Lawler explains how brands can target this group (credit card companies, stay back).

 
 
Say cheers: beer, brews, pampering and fine food delivered

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03 April 2014

It's been a tough old recession for workers, many of whom put in longer hours as the downturn wore on. Considering saying thanks? MT has the perfect solutions...

 
 
What is thought leadership?

What is thought leadership?

28 March 2014

Think of Don Draper, star of the Mad Men TV series about Madison Avenue in the 1960s, whose creative genius wins new accounts and turns around marketing disasters.

 
 
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28 March 2014

The food writer and entrepreneur on a typical day at the office, where she has lunch, and why she hates long holidays.

 
 
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28 March 2014

You Live & You Learn: The CEO of Costcutter on moving from Starbucks to Clinton Cards, and why CEOs should tweet.

 
 
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28 March 2014

The founder of electronic cigarette brand E-Lites was an RAF pilot before setting up his own business.

 
 
MT EXPERT: How crowdsourcing can help you decide which IPOs to invest in

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27 March 2014

The wisdom of crowds isn't just for funding new businesses, says Brenda Kelly. It can be used to decide on which newly-listed companies to invest in, too.

 
 
20 QUESTIONS: Anna Bance, Girl Meets Dress

20 QUESTIONS: Anna Bance, Girl Meets Dress

27 March 2014

The ex-Hermes PR says working as a stylist's assistant during her university days helped inspire her designer dress rental business.

 
 
Sport lessons for business

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27 March 2014

Sporting analogies are beloved of speakers and consultants alike. But are they helpful?

 
 
Why is the UK being left behind in the innovation race?

Why is the UK being left behind in the innovation race?

27 March 2014

Given its outstanding engineering and scientific heritage, the UK isn't as good at coming up with new products at it should be.

 
 
MBAs the alternative way

MBAs the alternative way

27 March 2014

You don't have to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds to get a business education. Short or online courses might suit you better.

 
 
How to manage mavericks

How to manage mavericks

27 March 2014

A bloke in your office comes up with brilliant ideas. He's also a pain in the butt. How do you manage such people? Here's a crash course.

 
 
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27 March 2014

You can't be too rich or too lean: a good motto for modern business. What does it mean?

 
 
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27 March 2014

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26 March 2014

The maker of the smartphone hit Candy Crush could be the most valuable London-based tech IPO ever.

 
 
I'm a casualty of plagiarism

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25 March 2014

A designer who pitched to a local retailer discovers his work being used - even though the client turned him down.

 
 
I quit the City to start a business but I'm worn out

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25 March 2014

An entrepreneur who gave up her job to start a cake making business is exhausted. Should he go back to the City or stick it out?

 
 
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25 March 2014

A worker is tired of her colleague taking time off. How can she stop it?

 
 
20 questions: Alicia Navarro - Skimlinks

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21 March 2014

The founder of affiliate marketing website Skimlinks changed the business overnight after two years of struggling - and she doesn't regret it.

 
 
MT EXPERT: What really happens when your team is under pressure

MT EXPERT: What really happens when your team is under pressure

21 March 2014

Contrary to popular belief, people don't perform best when their backs are against the wall. It's up to their leaders to make them work well, says Virginia Eastman.

 
 
Measuring the Big Apple: making a whole city run smoother

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18 March 2014

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15 March 2014

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