10 things we learned this week

Justin King's mum, darkpools, why sexual harassment is just another orientation.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 27 Jun 2014

1. When nearly-departed Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King accepted his job at the supermarket, his mum told him in no uncertain terms that ‘it’s shit’

2. Firing someone for sexual harassment is ‘almost like mocking someone’s sexual orientation in order to advance themselves’, reckons shamed American Apparel CEO Dov Charney. True - if ‘quite gropey’ counts as a sexual orientation…

3. Darkpools: not some mythical River Styx-type scenario, but real live trading platforms

4. Even Uber’s drivers have something to protest about

5. ‘Barker and Lowe’? Really, Wonga?

6. ‘Mesh’ networks: they’re the next big thing

7. The Queen owns the UK’s largest offshore windfarm

8. Luxembourg, France and even Greece are more entrepreneurial than the UK

9.  Floristry: surprisingly badly paid

10. Not only do Brits get up early – they’re actually quite keen on it


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