Ray Tomlinson – the alpha email

WHEN Ray Tomlinson inadvertently invented the email, he had no idea his coding and revolutionary use of the ‘@’ sign would change the world...

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...

Strategy&: Gaining a Competitive Edge in Africa

Worldwide, companies have begun to make expansion across Africa a priority, recognising that – despite many problems – the continent is amongst the fastest-growing...

Sallie Krawcheck (CEO Ellevest): Pouring scorn on outdated ideas

BEING ousted from a company during ‘restructuring’ is never pleasant for anyone. For many, it’s a time handed over to duvet days, crises of...

The original Wolf of Wall Street

He was the man who Americans loved to hate, yet his achievements were revered. Selfish, unfriendly, single-minded and with a merciless desire to beat...

SME: Engineering Perfection

Perfection is often the outcome of fortuitous circumstance – not necessarily of a carefully traced design process. That’s how a West Sussex precision engineering...

Spotlight on Montenegro

Can the double-edged sword of this tiny country be finally sheathed by a merger into the European Union? IT isn’t entirely certain that Milo Djukanovic,...

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

As a monetary bludgeon wielded menacingly to impose a federalisation process on the reluctant nations of Europe, the euro has failed miserable. As a...