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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

Dixons Carphone's stateside gambit, the benefits of an afternoon nap, the rise of the machines?

 
Britain's startups are 'much more diverse than Silicon Valley'

Britain's startups are 'much more diverse than Silicon Valley'

03 July 2015

Startup bosses in the UK are five times more likely to be female than in the US, a report claims.

 
 
Has BP finally put the Deepwater spill to rest?

Has BP finally put the Deepwater spill to rest?

03 July 2015

BP settles with US authorities over its 2010 Gulf spill, but it will be a long time before it can leave it behind completely.

 
 
UK tech sector smashes funding record

UK tech sector smashes funding record

03 July 2015

London's fintech startups are leading the charge.

 
 
Jaguar Land Rover's plans to outsource might not be so bad for Britain

Jaguar Land Rover's plans to outsource might not be so bad for Britain

02 July 2015

The car maker has agreed a deal for some of its models to be produced in Austria.

 
 
The problem with Greece's negotiating strategy

The problem with Greece's negotiating strategy

02 July 2015

Tsipras has done some wild things to get what he wants, thus far to no avail. Is he smart, stupid or just plain crazy?

 
 
Can Dixons Carphone make it in the US, where so many others have failed?

Can Dixons Carphone make it in the US, where so many others have failed?

02 July 2015

The electronics retailer has signed a deal with Sprint to open as many as 500 stores.

 
 
Volkswagen's 'killer robot' doesn't mean machines are about to take over

Volkswagen's 'killer robot' doesn't mean machines are about to take over

02 July 2015

The death of a factory worker was probably a tragic industrial accident, rather than evil AI.

 
 
Facebook wants to read your mind

Facebook wants to read your mind

01 July 2015

Mark Zuckerberg predicts we'll be able to send each other more than just emoticons and cat videos in the future.

 
 
Napping at work could help you be more productive

Napping at work could help you be more productive

01 July 2015

A new study extols the virtue of midday power naps for perking up the tetchy worker.

 
 
Davies Report finally touches down - at Heathrow

Davies Report finally touches down - at Heathrow

01 July 2015

Almost three years in the making, the Davies report into where to build a new runway has plumped for Heathrow. Will the Government agree?

 
 
France charges Uber bosses over 'illegal' practices

France charges Uber bosses over 'illegal' practices

01 July 2015

French resistance to the taxi-hailing app intensifies, but Uber remains defiant.

 
 
The finance sector's 'Uber moment' is long overdue

The finance sector's 'Uber moment' is long overdue

01 July 2015

Banks and insurance companies will not be able to rely on old business models in the future.

 
 
One of my recruits has become a shirker: what can I do?

One of my recruits has become a shirker: what can I do?

01 July 2015

Don't let this drag on - begin a formal process of potential dismissal, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 
Amazon is now offering one-hour deliveries in central London

Amazon is now offering one-hour deliveries in central London

30 June 2015

The e-commerce giant is expanding its 'Prime Now' service outside the US.

 
 
London Live takes only £1.3m in six months

London Live takes only £1.3m in six months

30 June 2015

London's local broadcaster hasn't quite lived up to expectations.

 
 
Sunny days - UK car makers turnover £69.5bn, consumer confidence at 15 yr high

Sunny days - UK car makers turnover £69.5bn, consumer confidence at 15 yr high

30 June 2015

The weather's looking up and so is the UK economy. Turnover at domestic carmakers hit a record high last year and consumer confidence is back at 2000 levels, too.

 
 
Does default mean Greece has to leave the Euro?

Does default mean Greece has to leave the Euro?

30 June 2015

As its European bailout expires, Greece is defaulting on its IMF debt today. But what does that mean for its membership of the Euro?

 
 
Morrisons isn't giving up without a fight

Morrisons isn't giving up without a fight

30 June 2015

The ailing grocer has gained market share for the first time since 2011.

 
 
Where does the word 'auditing' come from?

Where does the word 'auditing' come from?

30 June 2015

WORDS-WORTH: When did financial records start being audited?

 
 
Meet the new Director General of the CBI

Meet the new Director General of the CBI

29 June 2015

Carolyn Fairbairn has the unenviable/super exciting task of steering the business lobby group through the EU referendum.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

'It has been a really amazing journey' - Michelle Mone reflects on 15 years of 35 Women Under 35

03 July 2015

The Ultimo founder looks back on her time in business since she featured in the original 35 Women Under 35, ahead of this year's list being unveiled next week.

 

Meet the tech entrepreneur who wouldn't look out of place in Game of Thrones

03 July 2015

Jason Kingsley has built an £11m turnover games business. He's also a practicing knight.

 

'I put on eight stone growing my business, but now I've lost it all' - Michelle Mone

02 July 2015

The founder of lingerie brand Ultimo gets into the zone with a diet of juices and tough training sessions.

 

Why BT is investing £20bn in TV and mobile

02 July 2015

The phone giant is reinventing itself with its bid for EE and splurging money on TV content to see off rivals Sky and Virgin.

 

Why Heathrow got the backing of Gatwick's biggest customer

01 July 2015

Carolyn McCall has taken easyJet to new heights in her five years in charge. So what does the future hold for the low-cost airline? Slots at an expanded Heathrow? Matthew Gwyther spent a day with the CEO and her team to find out.

 

Sainsbury's Mike Coupe: 'I'm not especially anxious when things don't go well'

30 June 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: With dipping sales figures, the rise of the discounters and a charismatic predecessor to live up to, you would have thought the new CEO of Sainsbury's might be a little daunted. But you'd be wrong.

 

'Climate change is like a religion... and I'm a believer' - Sara Bell

29 June 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The CEO of Tempus Energy has worked insane hours, changed the course of her business and learned how to take risks.

 

Rage against the machine: the trouble with self-service

29 June 2015

From swiping groceries to printing boarding passes, companies increasingly make us do more for ourselves. But who benefits from self-service, and is the aggro worth it?

 

Can Crowdcube defy its critics?

26 June 2015

The crowdfunding platform is booming, but investors are still waiting for a chance to recoup some cash.

 

The most entrepreneurial country in the world is... Uganda?

25 June 2015

Start-ups may be super cool in developed countries, but in poorer parts of the world many are forced to go it alone.

 
 

Advice

How to be a better leader

02 July 2015

Seven simple ways to maximise your leadership potential.

 

Three tips for women wanting to get promoted

04 June 2015

Take credit, manage upwards and be visible.

 

Why small businesses need to think about big data

29 May 2015

Our increasingly digital society presents big opportunities for data-driven companies.

 

How to conquer bullying at work

26 May 2015

Discovering the reason why workplace aggression is happening will help you overcome it.

 

My employee keeps coming in late: What should I do?

21 May 2015

You can't solve all your problems with a simple solution, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Employers can't afford to be passive about e-smoking

20 May 2015

WORKPLACE RIGHTS: The electronic cigarette market is hotting up. What line should employers be taking on the phenomenon?

 

How to get your product listed by a big retailer

15 May 2015

Buyers are busy people so make sure you stick in their mind.

 

How to deal with political fall-outs at work

01 May 2015

As the election climaxes there's the potential for workers to clash over their beliefs.

 

How can I get over my nerves about presenting?

27 April 2015

Help! I have just got a promotion that involves addressing large groups but public speaking terrifies me. Any tips?

 

How to get your website to the top of Google

24 April 2015

SEO lore is packed with myths but getting found online is a pretty easy process.

 
 

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