Business Features


Friday 15 August 2014
I was in LA last week to receive a brief from a well known rebellious soft drink company.
Friday 15 August 2014
Business life doesn’t always lend itself to novel ways of questioning, but doing so is vital.  
Thursday 14 August 2014
It’s annoying, but corporate jargon can often serve a useful purpose.  
Wednesday 13 August 2014
When it comes to wanting mentoring in the workplace, you’re not alone. Our recent research has found that one in five employees are not currently mentoring or being mentored, but would like to be.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
It’s vital to understand the future in rational, but also emotive terms.  
 PowerMeeter Global on Seedrs
Monday 11 August 2014
All Star Minerals 12 per cent; 540-day convertible loan A listed UK mining company focused on the Queensland area of Australia. Current focus is on two near-term production copper-gold mines.
Chris Hirst
Monday 11 August 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to Chris Hirst, chief executive of ad agency Grey London.  
Luck and Pattni
Monday 11 August 2014
Without the regulatory constraints imposed on our housing market, between 1974 and 2008, average house prices would have risen from £79,000 to £147,000, rather than to £226,000.
Angela Ahrendts
Monday 11 August 2014
Most of us intend to climb the career ladder, and there’s no shortage of advice about the skills you need to succeed as a leader. But which ones matter most, and how can you ensure you keep improving them?  
Friday 08 August 2014
But the trusty inbox isn’t set to disappear in the near future.  
Vilfredo Pareto
Thursday 07 August 2014
The Pareto principle is a rough rule of thumb, not a silver bullet.  
Wednesday 06 August 2014
It’s important to manage your emotions and have an achievable goal.  
Roger Federer
Tuesday 05 August 2014
A lack of humility can blind individuals to their weak spots.  
Penelope Trunk's blog
Monday 04 August 2014
The Entreprenurial Mind
Dotmailer’s Tink Taylor
Monday 04 August 2014
How long could you survive without email? Estimates of how many are sent globally every year range from 100bn to 200bn. And every year, dotmailer’s founder Tink Taylor gets asked the same thing: is the death of email just around the corner?
Sally Weavers
Monday 04 August 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to Sally Weavers, UK managing director of IPG Mediabrands’s Initiative agency.  
Monday 04 August 2014
It can be a fair reason to be shown the door, explains Matt Gingell, so know your rights.  
Friday 01 August 2014
It boosts your career and your profile, but also makes you more innovative, says Judith Perle.  
Richard Branson
Thursday 31 July 2014
Be ruthless and think small – but don’t forget to include the unusual and personal niggles.  
Wednesday 30 July 2014
You might be surprised how many older volumes make the cut.  
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Think lengthways, and start experimenting in your current position.  
Ben Pugh
Monday 28 July 2014
In the time it’s taken FarmDrop founder Ben Pugh to discuss his company with me, it crowdfunded £13,000.
start-up business
Monday 28 July 2014
Apart from the risk of shocks from geopolitical crises, the outlook for the economy looks a whole lot brighter than it has for a long time.
Mark Browning
Monday 28 July 2014
Most people know ITN as the producer of ITV and Channel 4 news, or as the maker of heavyweight investigative shows like Dispatches.
Jeff Bezos
Monday 28 July 2014
Regularly reflecting on past failures and triumphs is what makes an organisation great.  
Nelson Mandela
Friday 25 July 2014
Authenticity is crucial for leaders. If you don’t believe what you’re saying, you won’t convince anyone. Worse, people may see your lack of conviction, realise the falsity of your words and mistrust your motives.
Aldi sign
Thursday 24 July 2014
As another CEO falls on his multi-million pound sword this week; the convenient simplification of the problem into pricing and the ram
Larry Page
Thursday 24 July 2014
Shyer staff have different needs, so cut down on background noise.  
Wednesday 23 July 2014
A new book lays bare the pitfalls of complex decision-making.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Retaining experienced staff is becoming a challenge. With the Prime Minister clearing out older men to promote younger women in the Cabinet reshuffle last week, older employees will no doubt be questioning their position in the workplace.
Chantal Coady
Monday 21 July 2014
Luxury chocolatiers weren’t a common sight in 1983 England. Stalwarts like Thorntons and Prestat were around but, save imports from the continent, it was a market waiting to be tapped. And 24- year old Chantal Coady realised this.
Monday 21 July 2014
Monday 21 July 2014
Summer holidays – a time for rest, relaxation and a regular supply of cocktails on the beach. Unfortunately, the demands of a full-time job have a nasty habit of creeping in.
Friday 18 July 2014
  Find a career mentor and don’t get caught up in the day-to-day  
Thursday 17 July 2014
  We must fire on all cylinders for gender equality to happen.  
Thursday 17 July 2014
  Remember the three Cs and you could see a boost in productivity.  
Wednesday 16 July 2014
It's all too easy to put the words “social media” and “career” together and immediately think “disaster”.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
  You don’t need everyone to be a star player for your business team to be successful.  
Mikkel Svane
Monday 14 July 2014
  Harriet Green talks IPOs, big data and radical taxis with Zendesk’s founder Mikkel Svane.  
Monday 14 July 2014
  ECorner Stanford University’s free resource for entrepreneurs, with over 3,000 podcasts featuring leading businesspeople and experts. There’s also a free app you can download.
CIA seal
Monday 14 July 2014
  Be frugal with adjectives – nouns and verbs do the heavy lifting.  
Friday 11 July 2014
  Profit margins may suffer, but accountability is likely to increase.  
Thursday 10 July 2014
  Take a leaf out of Mozart and Tiger Woods’s book – practice like hell.  
Wednesday 09 July 2014
  Worrying about being seen as a slacker is holding Londoners back.  
Tuesday 08 July 2014
  Start clustering your responses – even relegate your boss.  
Simon Hay
Monday 07 July 2014
  Liam Ward-Proud talks to Dunnhumby chief executive Simon Hay.