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Can Tim Cook convince investors Apple's best days are yet to come?

Can Tim Cook convince investors Apple's best days are yet to come?

Steve Jobs's anointed successor has a big challenge on his hands.

 
Who are the 10 highest-paid CEOs in the world?

Who are the 10 highest-paid CEOs in the world?

30 April 2016

Most self-made billionaires are entrepreneurs but there's still plenty of cash atop the corporate greasy pole.

 
 
How other start-ups can follow Etsy's lead on diversity

How other start-ups can follow Etsy's lead on diversity

29 April 2016

The ecommerce site has made significant improvements to gender parity in its workforce.

 
 
RBS, Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC have an even worse reputation than the Co-op

RBS, Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC have an even worse reputation than the Co-op

28 April 2016

Crystal meth and near-death can't compete with PPI and Libor.

 
 
Martin Sorrell defends his £70m pay package

Martin Sorrell defends his £70m pay package

28 April 2016

UPDATE: The WPP boss is used to shareholder revolts over his salary - but Sorrell says it's all justifiable because he's worth it.

 
 
Mark Zuckerberg's mobile-first strategy pays off for Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's mobile-first strategy pays off for Facebook

28 April 2016

Facebook's mobile revenues increase 82% year on year. Does this give the social network the edge over Google?

 
 
Volvo's driverless cars could be hitting your street next year

Volvo's driverless cars could be hitting your street next year

27 April 2016

The Swedish manufacturer is planning to test as many as 100 semi-autonomous vehicles on Britain's roads.

 
 
Is James Dyson's new £299 hairdryer more than hot air?

Is James Dyson's new £299 hairdryer more than hot air?

27 April 2016

The inventor has announced a surprise move into the haircare industry.

 
 
35 Women Under 35 2016: Last chance to enter!

35 Women Under 35 2016: Last chance to enter!

27 April 2016

Hurry, ladies. This is your last chance to enter 35 Women Under 35, MT's annual list of Britain's young female super-achievers.

 
 
These entrepreneurs are turning bamboo into bog roll

These entrepreneurs are turning bamboo into bog roll

26 April 2016

Cheeky Panda wants to save 'millions of trees'.

 
 
Will cultural challenges thwart Netflix's global ambitions?

Will cultural challenges thwart Netflix's global ambitions?

26 April 2016

CEO Reed Hastings is on a mission to dominate the world's TV watching with his streaming service.

 
 
Who is Standard Chartered boss Bill Winters?

Who is Standard Chartered boss Bill Winters?

26 April 2016

'Nuclear Winters' is busy wielding the axe at StanChart, but he made his name as Jamie Dimon's number two at JP Morgan and has a mean falsetto.

 
 
Would you bank at Goldman Sachs?

Would you bank at Goldman Sachs?

25 April 2016

Saving accounts from the vampire squid - whatever next.

 
 
Why BHS has gone into administration

Why BHS has gone into administration

25 April 2016

The chain is another nail in the coffin of the mediocre mid-market

 
 
Should brands ever 'pay tribute' to dead celebrities?

Should brands ever 'pay tribute' to dead celebrities?

22 April 2016

Prince's passing has set another bunch of social media managers up for a fall.

 
 
VW just posted its biggest annual loss since 1993

VW just posted its biggest annual loss since 1993

22 April 2016

The car maker has increased the amount put aside to cope with the crisis to £12.7bn.

 
 
Can Google keep growing forever?

Can Google keep growing forever?

21 April 2016

What goes up must come down, but Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt have other ideas.

 
 
Do consumers really care about ethics in fashion?

Do consumers really care about ethics in fashion?

21 April 2016

Food companies are always keen to trumpet their ethical credentials - why doesn't the apparel industry follow suit?

 
 
Mitsubishi's cheating scandal could be even bigger than VW's

Mitsubishi's cheating scandal could be even bigger than VW's

20 April 2016

The Japanese carmaker has admitted manipulating fuel consumption data for more than half a million vehicles.

 
 
Britain is addicted to external CEOs

Britain is addicted to external CEOs

19 April 2016

More than half of top bosses hired last year in the UK came from outside their business - bucking the global trend.

 
 
Half of business leaders would fiddle numbers to meet targets

Half of business leaders would fiddle numbers to meet targets

19 April 2016

Despite a string of high-profile accounting scandals, many execs wouldn't have qualms about adjusting financial performance.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

Hermann Hauser: 'An A team with C technology wins over a C team with A technology every time'

03 May 2016

YOU LIVE & YOU LEARN: Hermann Hauser on how he started Acorn Computers and why biosciences will be the next big thing.

 

The BHS blame-game is an ugly business

29 April 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: You might not like Philip Green's taste but a healthy economy needs his like.

 

Meet the former stripper who has Waitrose going wild for his noodles

29 April 2016

Ross Mendham's low-carb Bare Naked Foods are proving a hit with the health-conscious.

 

Method investing: be the business version of Daniel Day-Lewis

29 April 2016

Immersing yourself in your venture is the only way to know whether you're a good fit, says Faisal Butt.

 

Why Muslim entrepreneurs can give Islam a much needed image boost

29 April 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: There's a wealth of Muslim business talent out there. Perhaps they can help change British perceptions of Islam.

 

These businesses are cashing in on the cyber crime wave

28 April 2016

We're hearing more and more about the rising number of hacks and data leaks, but who's fighting back?

 

How would Brexit affect employment law?

28 April 2016

WORKPLACE RIGHTS: If the UK votes to leave the EU, it is unlikely that the government would change workplace legislation.

 

Italy's Northern Powerhouse

28 April 2016

The Italian economy might be in a bit of a mess, but the country's buoyant north-eastern corner has spawned a cluster of world-beating businesses, from Pinarello to Segafredo.

 

Islam means business: Meet the new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs

27 April 2016

From halal ready meals to dating and Ramadan apps, the UK has seen a host of innovative businesses serving the Islamic community. We report on the entrepreneurs combining commerce with religion.

 

Daniel Kahneman: The father of behavioural economics

27 April 2016

To mark 50 years of MT, here's the second in a series looking back at the best business brains since 1966.

 
 

Advice

How to win at office politics

03 May 2016

Don't think you can ignore the politics in your workplace. Here's how to deal with it and keep your principles.

 

My ex-girlfriend has applied for a role on my team. It's awkward - what should I do?

29 April 2016

Check whether she's out for revenge or simply wants to join your excellent team, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How can I persuade my husband to retire so we can go on a long cruise?

28 April 2016

A cruise might be a nightmarish prospect for your husband. See if you can persuade him to gradually reduce his hours instead, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

8 ways to reduce staff turnover

22 April 2016

CRASH COURSE: Recruiting new people is expensive and disruptive. Here's what you can do to help retain employees.

 

How can I stop my son using his inheritance to start a business?

05 April 2016

If you try to discourage him, he's likely to go ahead anyway, but may fail and not ask for help. Encouragement works better, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

We're having parking space wars at our new office. Can you help?

04 April 2016

You need to be firm and allocate spaces in the car park based on seniority, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I stop our firm's partners awarding themselves unaffordable bonuses?

01 April 2016

You need to warn the younger partners that these payouts are unsustainable and you fear for the future, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How to break bad habits

22 March 2016

Want to stop checking your phone constantly, procrastinating or being late? Here are ways to retrain your brain.

 

How can I stop my business partner from giving his wife a job?

03 March 2016

You need to ask to talk to his wife directly - and then explain why it might not be best for her, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

My boss refused my request for a pay rise. Should I try again?

02 March 2016

Yes, but don't threaten to resign unless you're prepared to follow through, says Jeremy Bullmore.