From Serena’s socks to rabbits’ feet – superstition is all around

HAVE you ever worn your “lucky” shoes to a job interview, or knocked on wood after saying something hopeful? Experts aren’t surprised… SUPERSTITIOUS actions aren’t...

Convertible for you? Classifieds and fintech join forces for vehicle sales

Don’t buy a lemon: UK fintech scale-up partners with US car-sales site for a fully transactional marketplace IN A fightback against social media disruptors –...

Gender pay-gap: women undervalue their own contributions, study finds

Expectations play a part in unequal rewards system – and women appear less pushy when it comes to negotiating a salary WOMEN often find themselves...

Charity begins at home; blockchain plan ensures it goes the distance

Commit Good lives up to its name with technology to track donations from source to recipient IS THE money you just donated to that children’s...

Inefficient supply chains ‘cost UK businesses £1.5bn a year’

The processing of shipments ties up 50,000 jobs in procurement and freight administration – and Brexit could make matters worse, report says SUPPLY chain inefficiencies...

Profits ‘close to zero’ for John Lewis Partnership this year

A rough first six months means closure for some UK Waitrose stores FIVE British Waitrose outlets – four convenience shops and a supermarket – are...

The benefits of benign neglect: Sometimes nothing is actually the optimal thing to do

In this collection of articles, members of the Kellogg School of Management faculty discuss various aspects of investing. Read on – because an informed...
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Want to speed-up your start-up? An accelerator may be the answer

Successful participants in this scheme could evolve into $100m-evaluated companies, under the guidance of experts. THE Holt Accelerator team is on the search for the...
Currencies paying for ICO

IC… oh, dear! Initial coin offerings can, and do, go wrong, so ‘caveat investor’

Do some Google research on ICOs and you will immediately hear the faint, but unmistakable, clang of warning bells. Bells that almost – but...
DIY disaster

DIY projects can go wrong – as Wesfarmers finds out in Britain

Home and hardware chain Homebase is sold for the princely sum of £1 – with strings attached… By HAL WILLIAMS THE UK DIY chain Homebase has...