10 things we learned this week

Ryanair grows up (boo, hiss), National Sickie Day and why Ocado had a stellar 2013.

by Emma Haslett

1. Michael Cawley, Ryanair’s deputy chief executive and the man who has replaced Michael O’Leary as the airline’s spokesman, is about as much fun as a romantic weekend on the Somerset Levels

2. Monday was National Sickie Day

3. Ocado was the best-performing share in Europe last year

4. Toyota has recalled a staggering 20 million cars in the past two years

5. Mark Zuckerberg: he’s totes emosh

6. New Microsoft CEO (also totes emosh) is 46. He’s been married for 22 years and has three kids. Many who know him say he is also defined by his curiosity and thirst for learning. He buys more books than he can finish. He signs up for more online courses than he can complete. We know all this because he told us so…

7. Former RBS boss Stephen Hester owns a £350m pile in Oxfordshire

8. You can’t blame George Osborne for wanting to ditch the name ‘Gideon’. Not even his mum liked it

9. Bombardier’s new Crossrail trains will be 600 ft long when they hit the line in 2018

10. The age of the Twitterati is over: usage has actually plateaued…

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