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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

Buffett's unhealthy tastes, Preston's unwholesome high street, office workers' sedentary habits.

 
Google is paying its new CFO $70m

Google is paying its new CFO $70m

27 March 2015

Google is 'compensating' its new CFO Ruth Porat $70m over two years. And we thought Carolyn McCall was well paid...

 
 
Britain's workers are 'sitting down too much'

Britain's workers are 'sitting down too much'

27 March 2015

The British Heart Foundation wants workers to, ahem, stand up to heart disease.

 
 
Co-op Bank narrows losses... to £264m

Co-op Bank narrows losses... to £264m

27 March 2015

Cutting jobs, going ethical and slashing its bad debt pile are helping the battered bank recover, but there's clearly still a long way to go.

 
 
Barratt chief executive Mark Clare is stepping down after nine years

Barratt chief executive Mark Clare is stepping down after nine years

27 March 2015

The boss of Britain's biggest housebuilder is going out on top.

 
 
How is Mike Ashley's Sports Direct run?

How is Mike Ashley's Sports Direct run?

26 March 2015

A friendly chat between Sports Direct's chairman and a Commons select committee sheds some light on the inner workings of Mike Ashley's empire.

 
 
Mapped: Britain's 'unhealthiest' high streets

Mapped: Britain's 'unhealthiest' high streets

26 March 2015

Preston is apparently the UK's 'unhealthiest' high street, but it all feels rather judgmental

 
 
Sutherland unveils plans to put the super back into Supergroup

Sutherland unveils plans to put the super back into Supergroup

26 March 2015

The former Co-op boss has landed a deal with Idris Elba and taken back control of the brand's American operations.

 
 
Ed Miliband is the only party leader living in a 'mansion'

Ed Miliband is the only party leader living in a 'mansion'

26 March 2015

But rising property prices mean Cameron and Clegg will soon be hit by any 'mansion tax'.

 
 
BT just can't wait to get into mobile

BT just can't wait to get into mobile

25 March 2015

The telco has launched sim-only contract deals ahead of its planned buyout of EE.

 
 
What are the alternatives to HS2?

What are the alternatives to HS2?

25 March 2015

The Lords have slammed the proposed £50bn rail link, saying the government has yet to make a convincing case for it - but the other options aren't much better.

 
 
Balfour Beatty makes Olympic-sized £59m loss, scraps dividend

Balfour Beatty makes Olympic-sized £59m loss, scraps dividend

25 March 2015

After a string of disastrous profit warnings, the construction firm's annual results are in - and there's no succour for long suffering shareholders.

 
 
What the Kraft-Heinz merger says about all-American food

What the Kraft-Heinz merger says about all-American food

25 March 2015

The deal is backed by Warren Buffett and the ketchup company's Brazilian private equity owner 3G. Heinz definitely means business.

 
 
Monitise ditches its founder

Monitise ditches its founder

25 March 2015

Alastair Lukies, who launched the company back in 2003, has stepped down as co-CEO.

 
 
FTSE 100 boards are now nearly 25% women

FTSE 100 boards are now nearly 25% women

25 March 2015

Lord Davies' latest report is out and 23 FTSE 250 companies still don't have any women on their boards.

 
 
Morrisons's new CEO is taking no prisoners

Morrisons's new CEO is taking no prisoners

24 March 2015

David Potts has ditched five senior directors after his first week in the job.

 
 
Can House of Fraser crack China?

Can House of Fraser crack China?

24 March 2015

Having a Chinese owner can't hurt.

 
 
Tesco's own shareholders could sue it for billions of pounds

Tesco's own shareholders could sue it for billions of pounds

24 March 2015

A group of lawyers has said it plans to bring a claim against the supermarket for overstating its profits.

 
 
Time for Greece and Germany to kiss and make up?

Time for Greece and Germany to kiss and make up?

24 March 2015

It's all smiles and handshakes in Berlin as Merkel and Tsipras meet, but that doesn't mean an end to their Euro-threatening standoff over Greek fiscal reforms.

 
 
French Connection to Foot Locker: 48 companies 'named and shamed' for not paying minimum wage

French Connection to Foot Locker: 48 companies 'named and shamed' for not paying minimum wage

24 March 2015

Big companies have been pulled up too, but it's small businesses that are really shortchanging workers.

 
 
Myanmar's first social network plans to float in London

Myanmar's first social network plans to float in London

23 March 2015

MySquar is chaired by Bell Pottinger founder Piers Pottinger.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

How the entrepreneurs behind Concrete Canvas pivoted to survive and thrive

27 March 2015

Sometimes entrepreneurs need to compromise on their vision in order to build a successful business.

 

How to give your company a spring clean

26 March 2015

Take time away from working in your business to work on it, says Jo Haigh.

 

Entrepreneur lands £5.2m investment on day his wife goes into labour

22 March 2015

Dan Gandesha, CEO and founder of Property Partner, has had a busy month.

 

How to manage change in a fast-growing business

20 March 2015

Your company needs to evolve as it takes on more staff and clients.

 

Meet the Welsh dairy farmer who's milking China

20 March 2015

Laurence Harris has built his family farm into a multi-million pound business.

 

Tech bubble 2.0: Pinterest's $11bn valuation

17 March 2015

The scrapbook site has raised more than $1.1bn from investors.

 

JustPark has raised £3.7m in one of the biggest crowdfunding rounds ever

17 March 2015

The BMW-backed parking app attracted so much interest it had to turn money away.

 

Dyson is investing $15m in a battery startup

16 March 2015

It's Sir James Dyson's first ever external investment.

 

How to get started with exporting

13 March 2015

Don't be afraid to take a leap into international markets - but do your research first.

 

Meet the British entrepreneur taking on Uber

13 March 2015

Nicko Williamson is hoping Bounce will prove more of a hit with cabbies than its American rival.

 
 

Advice

How to convince investors to part with their cash

27 February 2015

Know your market, put a good pitch together and treat your potential investor like a human being.

 

Three ways to write like Warren Buffett

27 February 2015

Warren Buffett's annual letter is gospel to investors - but beneath the numbers it's also a master class in management communication.

 

How to give and receive feedback

27 February 2015

Many people fear both giving and getting feedback - so they don't make the most of their own and others' careers.

 

The 4 rules of passive-aggressive management

26 February 2015

Fake smiles, break promises and pretend to care about feedback if you want to get ahead at work.

 

Management: A corrupted art?

25 February 2015

Management has become a byword for incompetence in many organisations. That needs to change.

 

Workplace Rights: Obesity at work

24 February 2015

Where do employers stand legally with obese staff?

 

My boss said he'd give me a pay rise then disappeared

24 February 2015

My boss is on long-term sick leave. How do I bring up the pay rise he promised me with his replacement?

 

How to organise a hackathon

24 February 2015

Innovation seems to be a very slow process in your organisation; teams work on a problem for months without getting any tangible results. Maybe you should try a hackathon and see what that yields?

 

How can I sell hot desking to the older generation?

23 February 2015

The old guard like their own things in their own place. But I want to move to a smaller office where we share workspaces. How can I persuade them?

 

How to maintain your company culture in a fast-growing business

20 February 2015

Don't let corporate realities crush your startup vibe.

 
 

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