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Sallie Krawcheck (CEO Ellevest): Pouring scorn on outdated ideas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

Alexa von Tobel (CEO LearnVest): Smart move for a dropout

FINANCIAL planning is rarely considered an activity that attracts passion. Yet for one entrepreneur, it delivered enough fervour to warrant dropping out of Harvard...

Tannoy: At Home in Country Manors, Concert Halls, and Race Tracks

To tannoy – verb; to make an announcement, particularly at a public venue. Tannoy – noun; public address system. Whenever a brand becomes so ubiquitous that...

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...

Rolls-Royce: Powering Flight Since 1914

Though the company has issued five profit warnings in less than two years, Rolls-Royce remains one of the world’s largest and most successful manufacturers...

Asia Pacific: China – Beijing Leaves Washington in the Dust with New Multilateral Bank

Washington missed the boat on the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Both the United States and Japan declined to join the new multilateral...

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...

Blowing the Whistle on Subprime Banks: Alayne Fleischmann

Whistle blowers revealing corporate wrong-doing can pay a high personal price for acting with integrity. History is littered with examples of organisations determined to...

Middle East: Qatar – Speak Softly and Carry a Large Bag of Cash

Looking to buy up a fair chunk of the world around it, Qatar has set its sights on Asia and the US as it...

Micro Credit the American Way

Being short on cash is an expensive proposition: ask the Greeks or anyone whose luck has run out. The cash-strapped often spend more on...