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
- Image credit: Flickr/markie 37
- Image credit: Flickr/markie 37

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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