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Dave Lewis' Tesco woes: Are we all turnaround CEOs now?

Dave Lewis' Tesco woes: Are we all turnaround CEOs now?

FROM THE ARCHIVE: With the shortening of CEO tenures to an average of 18 to 24 months, the skills increasingly required in the role are effectively those of a turnaround CEO.

 
Sex and the City: Jimmy Choo to stride onto London Stock Exchange

Sex and the City: Jimmy Choo to stride onto London Stock Exchange

23 September 2014

The luxury shoemaker's £800m listing is one of the first floats of autumn.

 
 
Cheers or jeers over EU nuclear subsidy U-turn?

Cheers or jeers over EU nuclear subsidy U-turn?

23 September 2014

A last minute change of heart in Brussels appears to give the go-ahead to Britain's first new nuclear power plant in a generation. But is it good news?

 
 
Tesco sales turn stale as it loses yet more market share

Tesco sales turn stale as it loses yet more market share

23 September 2014

It's going from bad to worse for Britain's largest supermarket, as shoppers flee for Aldi and Lidl.

 
 
How do I expand my business without cash?

How do I expand my business without cash?

23 September 2014

SPONSORED: Your turnover has plateaued. Your main supplier won't extend your line of credit. You're desperate to expand. What do you do?

 
 
Tesco share price falls to 11-year-low as new CFO Alan Stewart starts three months early

Tesco share price falls to 11-year-low as new CFO Alan Stewart starts three months early

23 September 2014

Parachuting the former Marks and Spencer finance boss in ahead of plan hasn't stopped the supermarket's share price falling even further.

 
 

Apple's Tim Cook: Martyr or visionary?

23 September 2014

Steve Jobs' suited successor, Tim Cook, may not excite the same quasi-religious fervour, but those who lament that Apple's heyday is behind it may yet be proved wrong.

 
 
A quarter of small businesses are predicting zero growth

A quarter of small businesses are predicting zero growth

22 September 2014

A man driving a cab into the Thames says small companies are still finding the economy challenging. Of course, it has to be Virgin.

 
 
Apple's iPhone 6 is smashing sales records

Apple's iPhone 6 is smashing sales records

22 September 2014

More than 10m of the uber-expensive handsets were shifted on their first weekend - and they're not even on sale in China.

 
 
An 18-year-old school dropout could be the next CEO of Nisa

An 18-year-old school dropout could be the next CEO of Nisa

22 September 2014

Harris Aslam has launched an audacious bid to lead the £1.6bn grocery giant.

 
 
Final call for 2014's part-time power workers

Final call for 2014's part-time power workers

22 September 2014

The entries for this year's Power Part Time List close one week from today, so get your last-minute nominations in now.

 
 
Business isn't happy about Ed Miliband's plan to hike minimum wage

Business isn't happy about Ed Miliband's plan to hike minimum wage

22 September 2014

The CBI and British Chamber of Commerce have warned Labour's minimum wage hike could hurt business.

 
 
These are the FTSE 100 Twitterati

These are the FTSE 100 Twitterati

22 September 2014

Burberry is striding out ahead of the rest, while 10 companies aren't even on Twitter.

 
 
Missing Ultrasonic boss 'lost his mobile phone'

Missing Ultrasonic boss 'lost his mobile phone'

22 September 2014

The shoemaker's magic act continues as vanished chief executive reappears. Ta da!

 
 
Tesco shares plummet as it suspends four execs over £250m profit overstatement

Tesco shares plummet as it suspends four execs over £250m profit overstatement

22 September 2014

Things are going from bad to worse for the embattled supermarket, but it means Dave Lewis can dole out some shock therapy.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

19 September 2014

Betfair's swagger, Phones 4u's emoji emotions and Jack Ma's Malibu escape.

 
 
10 things you may not know about Alibaba's Jack Ma

10 things you may not know about Alibaba's Jack Ma

19 September 2014

The man behind the record $170bn tech IPO was rejected by KFC, held at gunpoint by a US gangster and is a big fan of the Lion King.

 
 
GlaxoSmithKline apologises as it's given a £300m fine for bribery in China

GlaxoSmithKline apologises as it's given a £300m fine for bribery in China

19 September 2014

The UK pharmaceutical company has been embroiled in a bribery scandal for the past year.

 
 
Lloyds, RBS, Standard Life lead FTSE north after Scots say nae

Lloyds, RBS, Standard Life lead FTSE north after Scots say nae

19 September 2014

Banks and insurers based north of the non-border see shares rise as Scotland votes 'nae' to independence.

 
 
Sterling and FTSE 100 rally as Scotland votes No to independence

Sterling and FTSE 100 rally as Scotland votes No to independence

19 September 2014

Currency worries may now be gone, but questions remain for businesses over the extent of devolution.

 
 
Who has the best perks at work? You decide

Who has the best perks at work? You decide

18 September 2014

What motivates you at work? How do companies show that they care? What employee benefits really make a difference? MT talked caring companies with Unum #healthybiz

 
 

Entrepreneurs

Janvi Patel: 'If it's not on the spreadsheet it's not happening'

19 September 2014

POWER MUMS: The founder of law firm Halebury and mother of three commutes between LA and London and admits to being a control freak. She talks about learning to let go and being bossy.

 

'When you really want something you make it happen' - Hannah Rhodes, Hiver

19 September 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The honey beer entrepreneur and 35 Under 35-er wants to move her business from London to Hull and thinks politicians should cut ties with the media.

 

Failure: it destroys careers, and shreds company images

05 September 2014

But is there any way to avoid it?

 

Dyson could be about to launch a robotic vacuum cleaner

29 August 2014

The ever-inventive engineer has released a mysterious video announcing a product launch on September 4th. What could it be...?

 

'I was checking emails in the labour room' - Anthony Eskinazi, JustPark

29 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the parking app talks about his 'property porn obsession' and why he offers his staff infinite holidays.

 

Faisal Butt: The power of serendipity

28 August 2014

Serendipity is more than luck. Entrepreneurs need to be able to recognise and seize opportunities, says Faisal Butt.

 

'Launching in America was the best decision we ever made' - Robyn Exton, Dattch

22 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the women-only dating app talks about her plans to move to the US and why she wants to rename her business.

 

Och no: Two-thirds of small Scottish businesses want to stay in the UK

21 August 2014

More than half of small Scottish businesses think independence would be a threat to the country's economic growth.

 

Stelios wants to shake up the car rental market (again) with EasyCar Club

18 August 2014

The serial entrepreneur wants to grab a slice of the sharing economy with peer-to-peer car rental platform EasyCar Club.

 

'Star investor' Neil Woodford has just bet £7m on online estate agent Purplebricks

18 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The 'disruptive' estate agent has raised £10m already this year, after launching in April.

 
 

Advice

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.

 

10 ways to ace a media interview

15 September 2014

Before you face journalists or get grilled by MPs, make sure you prepare and practice, says Bob Leaf.

 

8 easy steps to build the perfect board

29 August 2014

MT EXPERT: The best boards are diverse, well trained and have that magic mix of skills, says the IoD's Dr Roger Barker.

 

Talking to techies: a guide to Agile software development

22 August 2014

MT EXPERT: Agile is for more than just yoga gurus, says Black Pepper Software's John Cooke.

 

How can your business avoid a social media storm? By being more human

15 August 2014

MT EXPERT: To get customer service right, companies need to be both real and realistic, says Nick Peart.

 

6 ways hackers are trying to steal your data

01 August 2014

MT EXPERT: You're not paranoid - they really are out to get you, says Simon Smith of IBM Security Systems.

 

The 10 biggest risks to your business right now

25 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Running an international business? Charles Hecker lists the 10 things you need to look out for.

 

Entering the twilight zone: how to deal with impending insolvency

04 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Insolvency is a terrifying prospect for any business owner - but if you enter it gracefully, there's a good chance you'll come out the other side, says Caroline Benham.

 

MT EXPERT: How to win at your first week in a new job

20 June 2014

Landed a new role? Chris Meredith explains how to impress your new colleagues.

 

MT EXPERT: Business lessons from Roy Hodgson

13 June 2014

The man tasked with leading Eng-er-land to victory this summer has a management style completely at odds with his predecessors, says Garry Veale. Here's what you can learn from him.

 
 

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Dave Lewis' Tesco woes: Are we all turnaround CEOs now?

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: With the shortening of CEO tenures to an average of 18 to 24 months, the skills increasingly required in the role are effectively those of a turnaround CEO.

 

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