Visionaries

Eliot House, Harvard University

Drop-outs made good: Harvard is still the alma-mater to have

NEW research reveals that three drop-outs from Harvard University are now worth a combined $300bn plus. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz all dropped...
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The easy sell: retail is the best industry for start-ups

RETAIL is — statistically — the best industry in which to start a business in the UK. Analysis by cloud accounting company Ember shows that...
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Home or office? Future is hybrid, say HR heads

MOST HR professionals — 65 percent of them — believe workers will divide their time between office and home after pandemic restrictions have been...
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No beer, no problem! Programme that beats poor habits is blooming

A MOVEMENT to change the world’s relationship with alcohol, One Year No Beer, saw its biggest intake last year. Which is odd, because if ever...
Women's Day graphic

Embracing the ‘Mama Bear Moment’: Gender-equality is moving on apace

On International Women’s Day, TEODORA GAVRILUT looks at how things are changing – mostly for the better AGAINST the backdrop of 2020’s challenges, there has...
All male board

Company boards ‘flounder on diversity and inclusion’

A REPORT by the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Diversity and Inclusion points to a lack of trustee board diversity in the UK. It...
Jeff Bezos, wind turbine, champagne

Bezos stepping-down — ish: a new role for Amazon head

JEFF BEZOS is stepping-down as chief executive of Amazon, but "this isn't about retiring,” he has announced. The billionaire, who founded the e-commerce giant some...
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2021: Outlook, advice for the UK’s employers

ALEKSANDRA TRACZYK, a solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, traces a brief trail into the fresh Brexit landscape DECEMBER 31 marked the end of 2020, a year...
King's College London

Stereotypes of entrepreneurs ‘preventing problem-solving’

OUTDATED and negative stereotypes could be preventing people from recognising entrepreneurial qualities in themselves at a time when these skills are needed most, a...
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Free counselling for workers fearing anew for future of their jobs

PUSH, a UK wellbeing and performance company, will be offering free one-to-one mental health support sessions to those struggling with the challenges of coming...