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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

Lego's billions, Apple's trillions and The London Clinic's hefty wage bill.

 
IAG profits soar above €1bn

IAG profits soar above €1bn

27 February 2015

As the airline turns its fortunes around, boss Willie Walsh ups the ante on its Aer Lingus bid.

 
 
Lloyds looks like the picture of health compared to RBS

Lloyds looks like the picture of health compared to RBS

27 February 2015

The bank is paying its first dividend in six years and has more than quadrupled profits.

 
 
The 10 highest-paying charities in the UK

The 10 highest-paying charities in the UK

26 February 2015

More than 32 charities paid their bosses more than £200,000, according to research by MT's sister mag Third Sector.

 
 
HSBC and the art of the public apology

HSBC and the art of the public apology

26 February 2015

HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver said sorry for the Swiss bank scandal yesterday, but what really makes a good apology?

 
 
Two NEDs say 'bye bye' to Tesco

Two NEDs say 'bye bye' to Tesco

26 February 2015

Severn Trent's Liv Garfield and Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker will both leave the supermarket's board by Saturday.

 
 
StanChart turns to JP Morgan alumnus after mass boardroom clearout

StanChart turns to JP Morgan alumnus after mass boardroom clearout

26 February 2015

Ex JP Morgan i-banking head Bill Winters is to replace Peter Sands as CEO of Standard Chartered. Chairman John Peace and three veteran NEDs are also out.

 
 
Do bookies have a future on the British High Street?

Do bookies have a future on the British High Street?

26 February 2015

Ladbrokes is closing 60 more stores amid falling profits and 'regulatory headwinds.'

 
 
RBS: The incredible shrinking investment bank

RBS: The incredible shrinking investment bank

26 February 2015

Slowly but surely, the legacy of Fred 'The Shred' Goodwin is being dismantled.

 
 
Lego was the toy of choice for 85 million children in 2014

Lego was the toy of choice for 85 million children in 2014

25 February 2015

Everything is awesome for Lego right now - even though it didn't win an Oscar.

 
 
Can AO World silence its critics?

Can AO World silence its critics?

25 February 2015

The white goods retailer's shares dived 47% this morning after a profit warning.

 
 
Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

25 February 2015

That's what the crazy Finnish wannabe entrepreneurs who attend the annual Polar Bear Pitchfest in Oulu have to do to prove they are hungry enough - endure trial by (cold) water.

 
 
Management: A corrupted art?

Management: A corrupted art?

25 February 2015

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

 
 
FTSE 100 parties like it's 1999

FTSE 100 parties like it's 1999

25 February 2015

The FTSE 100 index has finally surpassed the peak of the dot com boom, but what does that actually mean?

 
 
Sexism and Silicon Valley

Sexism and Silicon Valley

25 February 2015

Ellen Pao is accusing venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of discrimination.

 
 
Ex-Tesco gang tightens its grip on Morrisons

Ex-Tesco gang tightens its grip on Morrisons

25 February 2015

The supermarket has appointed David Potts, former boss of Tesco in Asia, as its new CEO.

 
 
Ethnic minorities are far less likely to get hired than white candidates

Ethnic minorities are far less likely to get hired than white candidates

24 February 2015

'Unconscious bias' is still a huge problem in recruitment.

 
 
It's all gone wronga for Wonga

It's all gone wronga for Wonga

24 February 2015

The payday lender is slashing half of its UK-focused staff.

 
 
Can Apple defy gravity and keep growing?

Can Apple defy gravity and keep growing?

24 February 2015

The world's biggest company is now twice the size of its nearest rival but, as Newton discovered, swollen apples tend to fall to earth.

 
 
Britain's oil industry is looking 'bleak'

Britain's oil industry is looking 'bleak'

24 February 2015

North Sea investment is draining away.

 
 
The minimum wage is set to be raised to £6.70

The minimum wage is set to be raised to £6.70

24 February 2015

But will the Government take heed of the Low Pay Commission?

 
 

Entrepreneurs

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.

 

Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

27 February 2015

Gem Misa has raised more than £800,000 to bring Cauli-Rice to market.

 

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?

 

Coca-Cola crushed: The real thing ain't what it used to be

23 February 2015

It used to be the global symbol of the American Dream, but now Coke's sales are plummeting, thanks to links to obesity and young consumers who prefer trendier, healthier options. Can it recover?

 

What Generation Y and California can teach us about switching off

23 February 2015

Taking time out to go tech-free isn't an airy-fairy hippy ideal, says Faisal Butt.

 

Waterstones' boss James Daunt on taking the fight to Amazon

23 February 2015

The chief exec of the UK's only national book chain has finally stemmed years of losses. So what's he going to do about his online rivals?

 

Can the British university stay top dog?

20 February 2015

Other countries are moving in on the UK's lucrative market in foreign students. Are our universities up to the challenge?

 

City Link's collapse shouldn't have been a surprise

20 February 2015

Suppliers to the failed delivery firm can't be blamed for not checking its books - financial reports have become bloated and unreadable, thanks to the FRC.

 

The man who united Britain's biggest alternative financiers

20 February 2015

Adam Tavener has scars from his time as a deck hand and once caused an IRA bomb scare with a bag of dirty laundry.

 

Hot-desking: hot or not?

19 February 2015

Hot-desking may be the height of fashion, but it could be sharpening elbows at work, says Peter Ames.

 
 

Advice

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.

 

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 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.

 

A collegue keeps stealing my glory

20 February 2015

Every time I come up with a good idea, one of my co-workers tries to take the credit.

 

Four reasons why you need a written business plan

17 February 2015

Entrepreneurs that put pen to paper will ensure their company can carry on without them, says Shweta Jhajharia.

 

How to prepare to sell your business

13 February 2015

Don't give a buyer any excuse to knock down the value of your life's work.

 
 

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