GIVEN that most UK businesses carefully avoid the political fray, JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon’s sally into the US debate on gay marriage may have been surprising.
THE CONCEPT of a “safe” City job that still pays well in the current market may seem to some a hopeless fantasy. But contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to make a trade off between your wage and job security.
But business schools are also offering alternatives to the traditional programme for high-ranking executives, argues Abigail Townsend
Being pragmatic over where you study could pay off in finding employment and in what you get from your course, says Abigail Townsend
Annabel Palmer meets Ben Warner, the original Pret franchisee and now founder of its hugely successful rival Benugo
IF I learnt one thing from Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards earlier this month, it’s that entrepreneurship comes in many forms.
Annabel Palmer talks golf, TV, and business at Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
NO ONE expected that taking a few photographs would cause a mini catastrophe. So me and a few guests on-board my boat, Terra Australis, gathered on the top deck, smiles out, tummies in, and posed for some group shots.
FOOD is big business. Food and drink is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, with an annual turnover of £76bn. And it's the kind of industry where new items, devised and manufactured by small producers, hit the shelves each day.
Annabel Palmer talks tobacco with Taz and Umer Sheikh: salesmen, business partners, and self-professed pioneers of the growing electronic cigarette industry
WHAT’S the biggest mistake you’ve ever made? A tough question perhaps? Mine is simple – it cost me about thirty five million pounds.
THE latest figures on Britain’s trade deficit are, on the face of it, broadly positive. From March to April 2013, the seasonably-adjusted monthly deficit dropped from £3.2bn to £2.6bn.
Adapting to increasing traffic may challenging
DIRECTOR UK ENTERPRISE, CISCO
Why is global internet protocol (IP) traffic predicted to grow so quickly by 2017?
SMOKING is a stupidity test. I do apologise, but there’s no other conclusion. Smoking reduces life expectancy by about 10 years and smokers have around a 50-50 chance of living past 70. Their early deaths are often slow and painful.
THE popularity of home offices, shared workspaces, and remote working has led many to pile into the assumption that where you base your business is irrelevant.
But be prepared for a cut in pay and loss of City relationships
Annabel Palmer talks to Tom Gearing, the Apprentice heartthrob who is transforming the wine investment industry
ENTREPRENEURSHIP in Britain has reached a tipping point. Or so says founder and chief executive of the StartUp Britain campaign Emma Jones. This is no glib remark.
Your education can have business benefits too
Annabel Palmer talks to Debbie Wosskow, the serial entrepreneur whose third venture is planning to change the way you holiday
ARE TOP sports stars just stupid? Sure, they’re good at what they do – catching, throwing, hitting, kicking or whatever, but are they perhaps just a little bit lacking in the old grey matter?
NOT all businesses are as successful as TransferWise. The London- based peer-to-peer international money transfer firm has just secured a $6m (£3.9m) investment round led by Valar Ventures, the fund set up by PayPal’s Peter Thiel.
Principled investors are cashing in as trust falls
The CFA’s latest offering aims to remove the educational barriers between the front office and supporting staff
Firms piloting the CFA Institute’s latest offering share their views on the impact it has made
CASE STUDY #1: AVIVA INVESTORS
Investors now want real-time information from their companies
MY DAUGHTER Jasmine, seven at the time, looked at me terrified, and I tried to reassure her. “It’s okay Jassy, you need to see a doctor. You’ve got a temperature and you feel like vomiting.
THE pop-up shop has (ironically) become an almost permanent fixture on the high street.
Seizing its potential will be the challenge
DIRECTOR UK ENTERPRISE, CISCO
Q How does the Internet of Everything represent a seismic cultural shift for business and IT?
Annabel Palmer talks tech with WANdisco’s founder David Richards
IT’S never been easier for a bricks-and-mortar retailer to get online. Countless marketplaces (eBay, Etsy etc) allow companies to upload products and sell them for a slice of the sales price.
Annabel Palmer speaks to Sarah Forsyth, the handbag designer who has bucked the trend by going from online to high street
YOU CAN’T cook an egg without an egg. Pretty simple, I guess, but all the same James had attempted to demonstrate his electronic egg cooker invention to five fiery dragons on Dragons’ Den and had forgotten to put an egg in it.
WHAT is the value of a network? The economist Paul Ormerod recently wrote a fascinating article for City A.M. on the subject, which tried to explain the relative poverty of northern cities compared to the urban south.
THE single tear slid down his cheek and dripped softly onto my dining room table. There I was, alone with a middle-aged man, a stranger, unwillingly watching him as his emotions overcame him.
WHERE next for crowdfunding? Individuals collectively pooling money to fund ventures isn’t a new phenomenon – the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty was partly paid for via crowd funds.
But the course may not be the best option for budding entrepreneurs in comparison to the school of life
Gold experts Georges Lequime and Paul Tustain, both speaking at City A.M.’s Active Trader Conference this year, give their perspectives on recent moves in the price, what drives the precious metal, and what will happen next
London depends on its ability to attract the very best talent
I LIKE people with strong views. Especially of course, when I agree with them. Here are a few of my own. They’re rather radical.
HOW do you define entrepreneurship? Perhaps not how you’d think.
Annabel Palmer talks with the App star of the moment, Summly’s founder Nick D’Aloisio
But if you’re looking for international business exposure, you may not need to look further than our own capital
Annabel Palmer talks to the energetic directors of the online community BusinessBecause
CONFESSIONS of a SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
The new General Anti Abuse Rule is creating damaging uncertainty
Annabel Palmer meets the duo behind Cad and the Dandy, the tailors with a modern approach