10 things we learned this week

Well, actually, it's nine things we learned this week, and one thing we didn't....

by Emma Haslett

1. Even high street retailers reckon they can get away with flogging handbags at a cool £395

2. Carolyn McCall’s advice on getting a payrise is good. Very good

3. ‘Smart-timer’: it’s how the cool kids refer to part-timers. Maybe

4. Between them PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG audit 90% of UK PLCs

5. Pig semen. That’s all, really

6. The government owns a 40% stake in Eurostar

7. Apple has only ever had one go at social networking – and it flopped

8. Shares in the Daily Mail’s parent company have risen by 72.5% in the past year

9. Recently-departed Diageo chief exec attributes his company’s success to ‘promoting our product responsibly’. Hmm

… and one thing we didn’t learn this week:

10. What exactly a ‘major liquidity event’ is

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