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Business Book Challenge: episode 8

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six top reads to bring solace and advice in turbulent times. In the eighth episode of our second series, Work and Careers editor Helen Barrett and contributing editor Michael Skapinker discuss ‘Henry IV Part 2’ by William Shakespeare



Lucy Kellaway’s top 10 columns

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:21:17 GMT

As Lucy prepares to leave the FT, we asked readers to pick their favourites



Why business should stop trying to win back trust

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:56:52 GMT

After scandals did away with public faith, the answer lies in honesty and competence



Be careful with social media — employers are watching

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:00:39 GMT

Your teenage drunken exploits are not necessarily private



Silence breaks through the noise of success

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:05:48 GMT

Businesspeople are paid to think, but are given little time to do so



How I lost my 25-year battle against corporate claptrap

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:49:47 GMT

The exponential rise of guff in business shows no sign of abating



Bruce Hemphill, Old Mutual CEO: breaking up the group

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 08:59:07 GMT

The chief executive on dismantling the FTSE 100 company and axing his own job



Review: Nest’s sharp upgrade to home security camera

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:03:00 GMT

Face recognition and other features mark the Cam IQ out over its predecessor



Recruiters turn to AI algorithms to spot high-fliers

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:11:27 GMT

Humans hire people in their own image, but can machines do any better?



The surprising origins of May’s ‘strong and stable’ slogan

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:44:49 GMT

Most oratory lacks originality and is replete with quotation or near-quotation



Business Book podcast: ‘Working’, by Studs Terkel

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:01:05 GMT

Sarah O’Connor and the team discuss the 1974 classic and its relevance to today



Financial Times business books of the month: July edition

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:57:08 GMT

Bite-sized reviews



The myth of the German jobs miracle

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:15:14 GMT




Why clever people live the longest

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:07:45 GMT

Radical theory suggests unseen hand of genetics is behind a higher IQ and longevity



Start-Up Stories: Entrepreneurs tell their tales

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:16:27 GMT

Company founders share their experiences in podcast series



Business school: Middle managers as captains

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:17:12 GMT

Can you provide an example of sporting leadership that has a lesson for business?



Business Book Challenge: episode 7

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:53:53 GMT

To celebrate the FT's Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend top reads to bring solace and advice in these turbulent times. In the seventh episode of our second series, FT columnist Andrew Hill and employment correspondent Sarah O'Connor join columnist and commentator Miranda Green to discuss Studs Terkel’s classic book 'Working'.



Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on conquering Europe

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 18:08:07 GMT

The entertainment boss runs his online streaming company like a champion sports team



Why you shouldn’t overlook middle managers

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 11:23:44 GMT

In business, they are the team captains on the field



Elmwood chairman Jonathan Sands on classic cars and a jukebox

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 10:35:49 GMT

How a Rolls-Royce, an Austin-Healey and Wings relieve a brutal schedule



Lucinda Chambers and the art of being sacked

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 04:00:44 GMT

There is no disgrace in losing your job, though the aftermath might turn ugly



Science communication: a graduate’s guide to a growth industry

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:02:17 GMT

A centuries-old tradition becomes a necessity in an age of shrinking research budgets



Start-ups get the hang of opportunities in China

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:25:08 GMT

From mobile games to wacky chocolate, global entrepreneurs head to Hangzhou



Making a fortune out of Scandinavian cool

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:00:51 GMT

Danish mid-century furniture is in vogue, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs



What has happened to the quality of our leaders?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:23:38 GMT

In an age of political vacuousness, finding great politicians is a serious problem