California dreaming with Google’s HR policy

IT IS said that you are more likely to win a place at Harvard or Yale than land a job with Google. The company’s...

Vance reveals essence of Musk

Book Review: Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future) - by Ashlee Vance CREDIT where it’s due. When someone puts together a...

The bottle of Hastings

The driving force behind the success of Netflix. IF Reed Hastings didn’t have a healthy fear of the uncompromising wrath of his wife, he might...

Case study: Jeff Bezos

Amazon boss gives peers a tactical lesson in how you can achieve growth while going for broke NESTLED on the outskirts of a former coal...

The Power of Incremental Change and the Quest for Perfection

Toyota spends in excess of $10bn annually on automotive research and development. That pile of money buys the company incremental improvements in nearly all...

Can Australia’s richest woman stay under the radar?

VERY little is known about the reclusive Vicky Teoh, and only a handful of people even know what she looks like, but the veil...

SANGU DELLE (CEO Golden Palm Investments): Entrepreneurial capitalism with a conscience

LIKE many successful businessmen, Sangu Delle’s career as a relentless money spinner began in the school playground. Unlike his contemporaries, for whom a pop-up...

Navigating the maze of red tape

Legislation and bureaucracy have been sticking in the gizzard of commerce for decades. With one piece of frustrating paperwork after another getting in the...

Samir Amin: From Dakar with Love

A self-described creative Marxist, Samir Amin (84) is a French-Egyptian economist who lives in Senegal and firmly believes that world capitalism – defined as...

From Russia, with very little love

For all its new-found wealth, has the Russian bear suddenly become cornered by a volatile oil market and a damaged economy? RUSSIAN business is fighting...