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10 things we learned this week

Japan's untold riches, Facebook's high-rolling hiring strategy, Tesco's foray into... Armenia.

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Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

Family businesses will contribute £218bn a year to the UK economy by 2018. As these firms show, keeping it in the family can be a recipe to success.

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AUTHOR Q&A: Wally Olins, Brand New

Wally Olins, the founder of one of the world's largest brand consultancies, has died aged 83. In March MT quizzed him about his new book and the shape of brands to come.

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OP-ED: Myners' plans are the only way to rescue the Co-op

A system designed to give members a vote on the organisation's leadership has created a democratic deficit, says the Institute of Directors' Dr Roger Barker. Time for a change.

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The 7 best tech hubs outside London

Innovation doesn't just centre around Silicon Roundabout, there are also of tech entrepreneurs setting up shop outside the capital.

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Editor's picks

20 QUESTIONS: Rob Law, Trunki

20 QUESTIONS: Rob Law, Trunki

18 April 2014

Best known for being summarily rejected by Dragons' Den, Rob Law's company now turns over £7m a year. He tells us why he originally wanted to call Trunki 'Magma', and why he doesn't trust the UK legal system.

 
 
People keep getting mugged for their Google Glass

People keep getting mugged for their Google Glass

17 April 2014

A man has been attacked with a Taser for his $1,500 wearable computer, just days after a journalist reports a similar crime

 
 
 

Latest news

Mulberry has finally realised its handbags are too expensive

Mulberry has finally realised its handbags are too expensive

17 April 2014

When you issue your second profit warning in three months, soon after your chief exec resigns, something has got to give.

 
 
Why China's anti-corruption drive is hammering Diageo and Remy Cointreau

Why China's anti-corruption drive is hammering Diageo and Remy Cointreau

17 April 2014

A Chinese government crackdown on wining and dining means less whiskey sales. The drinks giants need to guard against emerging market turmoil.

 
 
Round 2: Co-operative Group has made its biggest-ever loss

Round 2: Co-operative Group has made its biggest-ever loss

17 April 2014

After last week's disastrous results from the Co-op Bank, its parent company has announced losses of £2.5bn: 'the worst year in its 150-year history'.

 
 
Let's be honest: Google has still increased revenues 19%

Let's be honest: Google has still increased revenues 19%

17 April 2014

Revenues may not be what shareholders had hoped, but a company that posts multi-billion dollar quarterly profits isn't exactly in turmoil.

 
 
The average Google employee earns $127,000

The average Google employee earns $127,000

16 April 2014

If you want dollar, work for a tech company. In the US, Google pays the most and Goldman Sachs is the only bank.

 
 
The strong pound is causing trouble for Burberry

The strong pound is causing trouble for Burberry

16 April 2014

Asia has been an incredibly successful market for the heritage brand, but now success at home is causing trouble abroad.

 
 
The world is too fixated on China's GDP growth

The world is too fixated on China's GDP growth

16 April 2014

People need to be more concerned about slowing investment and a potential property bubble, but retail spending and rural incomes are filling some of the gap.

 
 
Unemployment rate falls below target but don't expect an interest rate rise any time soon

Unemployment rate falls below target but don't expect an interest rate rise any time soon

16 April 2014

Unemployment has fallen below the Bank of England's original 7% for the first time since 2009.

 
 

Features

MT EXPERT: Why 'seeing' your data is the key to understanding it

18 April 2014

Data visualisation is no longer a question off knocking up a few graphs. Modern techniques are vital for discovering patterns, unveiling trends and revealing unexpected insights, says James Eiloart.

 

9 epic gadget fails

17 April 2014

In the week Google launches its much-maligned Glass, MT looks at 11 gadgets that were supposed to change the world - but ended up slipping, unnoticed, into obscurity.

 

MT EXPERT: Heartbleed - why you only need to worry a bit

11 April 2014

Everyone's panicking about the flaw in internet security software, nicknamed Heartbleed, discovered earlier this week. Stay calm, says Martin Keegan. It's bad, but it's not that bad.

 

EDITOR'S BLOG: A sexist dinosaur pig writes...

11 April 2014

Matthew Gwyther got in a spot of bother at an MT event last night when he suggested being called 'one of the boys' is the greatest compliment a woman could be paid. Here, he defends himself...

 

20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

11 April 2014

Abi Wright, the founder of Spabreaks.com and a former 35 Under 35er, on sticky fingerprints, Sheryl Sandberg and 'stealing' money.

 

Social media marketing song: if you don't cringe, you're not human (video)

10 April 2014

Delegates at the 2014 Social Media Marketing World Convention were 'treated' to a song called 'Let's Get Social'. People with ears should probably avoid this

 

OPINION: Nepotism - old hat or the way of the world?

09 April 2014

Segolene Royal's appointment to the French cabinet suggests nepotism is still alive and well. But it's becoming increasingly unacceptable, says Gloria Moss.

 
 

The MT Interview

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods'

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods'

By Chris Blackhurst Thursday, 27 March 2014

The MT Interview: Attacked over gas bills, high pay and his second swimming pool, has the Centrica boss had enough?

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20 QUESTIONS: Rob Law, Trunki

20 QUESTIONS: Rob Law, Trunki

Best known for being summarily rejected by Dragons' Den, Rob Law's company now turns over £7m a year. He tells us why he originally wanted to call Trunki 'Magma', and why he doesn't trust the UK legal system.

 

MT EXPERT: Why 'seeing' your data is the key to understanding it

 

10 things we learned this week

 

The 7 best tech hubs outside London

 

9 epic gadget fails