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Terry Leahy: Tesco et al can win from the middle

Terry Leahy: Tesco et al can win from the middle

The big supermarkets haven't done enough to respond to customers, according to Tesco's feted former boss.

 
Spotify is in trouble

Spotify is in trouble

26 November 2014

The music streaming service's massive growth doesn't make up for profit problems.

 
 
Juncker's '£250bn' EU rescue plan explained

Juncker's '£250bn' EU rescue plan explained

26 November 2014

The European Commission president announces a major new investment, but how much is hot air?

 
 
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?

 
 
BG slammed for new CEO's 'inflammatory' £25m pay deal

BG slammed for new CEO's 'inflammatory' £25m pay deal

26 November 2014

The IoD's Simon Walker said the news was a 'red rag' to anti-capitalists ahead of the general election.

 
 
Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green quits despite transformation 'absolutely not done'

Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green quits despite transformation 'absolutely not done'

26 November 2014

The travel company's chief exec told MT's Inspiring Women conference last week that the company's turnaround would take around six years, not two.

 
 
Susanna Dinnage: 'You know in your gut when you're in the right job'

Susanna Dinnage: 'You know in your gut when you're in the right job'

25 November 2014

The boss of Discovery Networks UK advises women to understand what makes them happy at work.

 
 
FIFA looks set to lose its £178m Sony sponsorship

FIFA looks set to lose its £178m Sony sponsorship

25 November 2014

World football's governing body has been hit by sponsor woes in the wake of the Qatar report.

 
 
Twitter's CFO accidentally tweets its secret M&A plan

Twitter's CFO accidentally tweets its secret M&A plan

25 November 2014

Finance chief Anthony Noto mistakenly tweets a private message about a mysterious takeover. Lol.

 
 
Argos is going Underground

Argos is going Underground

25 November 2014

The catalogue King is relinquishing its paper crown for click and collect.

 
 
Is Sir Ian Cheshire leaving Véronique Laury in a Screwfix?

Is Sir Ian Cheshire leaving Véronique Laury in a Screwfix?

25 November 2014

Kingfisher's third quarter profits fall almost 12%, a couple of weeks before Ian Cheshire hands over the hammer and nails.

 
 
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.

 
 
Amazon and Royal Mail cosy up for 'click and collect'

Amazon and Royal Mail cosy up for 'click and collect'

25 November 2014

Royal Mail is letting Amazon make deliveries to post offices. If you can't beat 'em...

 
 
KPMG's Melanie Richards: Don't be anxious about taking risks

KPMG's Melanie Richards: Don't be anxious about taking risks

24 November 2014

The KPMG partner and vice chairman says that taking a chance is at the heart of being successful.

 
 
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.

 
 
Will Amazon conquer fashion?

Will Amazon conquer fashion?

24 November 2014

The online retail empire plans to build a fashion photography studio, a sign it has the nation's catwalks in its sights.

 
 
Mrs Moneypenny's guide to getting a pay rise

Mrs Moneypenny's guide to getting a pay rise

24 November 2014

Heather McGregor tells MT's Inspiring Women conference there's no point dropping hints if you want a promotion.

 
 
BT phones home with talks to buy O2 back from Telefonica

BT phones home with talks to buy O2 back from Telefonica

24 November 2014

The telecoms giant was roundly criticised for spinning out its mobile business in 2001.

 
 
Havas' Kate Robertson: 'Gratuitous sexism is the biggest challenge young women face'

Havas' Kate Robertson: 'Gratuitous sexism is the biggest challenge young women face'

24 November 2014

The advertising boss was against board quotas until she saw women passed over for board positions without good reason.

 
 
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.

 
 
It's Black Friday, Friday - the annual Christmas shopping orgy is here

It's Black Friday, Friday - the annual Christmas shopping orgy is here

24 November 2014

Amazon is already offering Black Friday deals. It's only Monday.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

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.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 91= - Nigel Piercey, CliniMed

26 October 2014

The healthcare entrepreneur is worth £175m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 57 - Tim Steiner, Ocado

26 October 2014

The online retail entrepreneur is worth £90m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 1 - Victoria Beckham

26 October 2014

The Spice girl turned fashion entrepreneur is worth £210m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 34= - Ayman Asfari, Petrofac

26 October 2014

The oil services entrepreneur is worth £750m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 99 - Rajbir Singh Manak, Akaal

26 October 2014

The construction entrepreneur is worth £45m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 68 - Gregory Darling, Gardline

26 October 2014

The offshore services entrepreneur is worth £205m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 67 - Ian & Nicola Warhurst, Melett

26 October 2014

The car parts entrepreneurs are worth £73m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 34= - Graeme and Yvonne Brooks, Avtrade

26 October 2014

The aviation entrepreneurs are worth £75m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 34= - Zuber and Mohsin Issa, Euro Garages

26 October 2014

The petrol station entrepreneurs are worth £100m.

 
 

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?

 

Workplace Rights: Holiday pay claims

23 September 2014

Important cases are pending before tribunals and courts concerning workers' statutory holiday pay. In particular, should it be calculated to include overtime and commission?

 

Intrapreneurship: What's the big idea?

23 September 2014

How we can preserve 'skunk works' from the dead hand of corporate conformity

 

How to manage your boss

23 September 2014

You've had a new boss for a few months and you don't really click. He or she is aloof, you keep getting things wrong and it feels as if your contribution isn't valued. What can be done?

 

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.

 
 

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