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Andrew Saunders

Andrew Saunders

Deputy Editor

Andrew Saunders - Deputy Editor

Saunders has interviewed just about everyone who is anyone for MT, from entrepreneurs to captains of industry and even the odd (sometimes very odd) politician and sporting hero. Ken Clarke, Peter Mandelson and Sir Alex Ferguson standing out in his memory amongst the latter, despite the fact that he knows nothing about football and only marginally more about politics.

But it is business which remains his abiding professional interest, not least because of the growing influence which business and those who conduct it enjoy over the daily lives of so many of us 21st century ‘global citizens’.

Figuring out exactly how everything from a one-man start-up to a vast multinational works, and what makes their founders, leaders and employees tick, is what gets him out of bed in the morning. That and the demands of his small but strident six year-old daughter, Katy.

 

Latest Articles From This Author

How the European Space Agency stunned the world

- The story behind the Euro-quango whose Rosetta mission finally puts Nasa in the shade.

Ignorance is no defence against hackers

- MT CYBERSECURITY WEEK in association with Blackthorn: In the final part of our series, we look at how what you don't know really can hurt...

Collaboration - it's about trust as much as technology

- MT CYBERSECURITY WEEK in association with Blackthorn. When working with third parties the key question may well be 'Can we trust them?'

Real wages are rising - if you've got a career not a job

- A report from the Resolution Foundation suggests that pay is on the up at last - but only for those who have stayed in full-time jobs.

Would your good name survive a hacking?

- MT CYBERSECURITY WEEK in association with Blackthorn: The financial and operational costs of being hacked can be bad enough, but often the worst damage is reputational.

Why don't they talk tech in the boardroom?

- MT CYBERSECURITY WEEK, in association with Blackthorn. If boards don't 'get' cyber risk, it may be because too few directors have a good grasp of technology.

Do British companies really lead the world on transparency?

- According to a new report from a leading anti-corruption watchdog, British companies are among the most open in the world. Crikey.

Are you cyber-aware?

- MT CYBERSECURITY WEEK, in association with Blackthorn: Despite all the high-tech safeguards, many cybersecurity breaches are still caused accidentally by us humans.

Never mind celebs' saucy snaps, it's commerce that's really exposed to hackers

- MT CYBERSECURITY WEEK, in association with Blackthorn: Don't be deceived by all those 'personal' selfies half-inched from the cloud - businesses, not celebrities, are hackers' dream targets.

Gatwick's Stewart Wingate is confident he'll get the new London runway

- THE MT INTERVIEW: Gatwick's CEO is lobbying hard for the green light to build London's new runway. Has he made locals an offer they can't refuse?

KFC-owner Yum! is now eyeing up India

- The owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell now has more outlets than McDonald's. But has it had its chips in China?

Work you really shouldn't be taking home with you

- HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES: There are lots of positives to flexible working, but there are some things that even the most motivated need to leave behind.

Who will take over from Tesco's toppled chairman?

- So Tesco chairman Richard Broadbent has handed in his Clubcard and his red and white striped jersey. Who will take over?

Are you mobile and motivated or deskless and disengaged?

- HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES: Flexible working can be fun and freeing or dreary and dispiriting - the difference is mostly down to management.

Are you overworked, or just optimised?

- HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES: What is the best way to make sure there are enough people - but not too many - to do the job?

When is a sickie not a sickie?

- HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES: If you're too ill for the office but well enough to log on at home, are you present or absent from work?

Generation Y says no more 9-to-5

- HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES: In the first of a series of themed videos in association with consultants Kronos, this week MT asks if working 9-5 is dead.

Is Carl Icahn right that Apple shares will double in value?

- Activist shareholder and Apple fanboy Carl Icahn thinks Apple is 'seriously undervalued' and that the firm should buy back even more of its own stock, pdq.

Fifth exec sucked into Tesco's £250m black hole

- Another day, another senior boss at the store giant gets suspended. This time it's commercial director Kevin Grace.

Review: Tesla Model S Performance

- MT finds this fully electric saloon capacious, blisteringly quick and serious competition to Germany's finest.


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