Comment & Analysis

Power shift

Simon Daniel / 02 Dec 2010

From the Irish bailout to the EU inquiry into Google, we are seeing an increasing power shift away from sovereign nations.

Marriage of inconvenience?

Nick Britton / 24 Nov 2010

Employers may greet the impending nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton with mixed feelings.

Stormy waters

Paul Luen / 11 Nov 2010

I like to think of myself as the kind of guy who's up for a challenge, but I've got to admit that getting through the recession was tough.

Tidy desk, tidy mind?

Nick Britton / 11 Nov 2010

There are two schools of thought about tidy people.

Hand of reality

Simon Daniel / 04 Nov 2010

Tony Blair felt the hand of history on his shoulder. Following the spending review, there is a growing sense that the hand of the coalition is closing in on our wallets.

Emerging trends

Nick Britton / 27 Oct 2010

Ambitious companies from across the globe have made AIM their home.

Cut and thrust

Nick Britton / 21 Oct 2010

Most businesses are backing George Osborne's spending cuts, but there will be more pain before the benefits are felt.

Shoot from the hip

Michael Jackson / 13 Oct 2010

If the upturn isn’t coming quickly enough and you’re still being squeezed by a shrinking customer base and the pricing policies of competitors, it may be time to make additional cuts.

Misadventure capital

Nick Britton / 06 Oct 2010

A new fund backed by six major banks is to be launched to support growing businesses. The trouble is, confusion reigns over the details.

The only way out

Simon Daniel / 29 Sep 2010

Companies often hire management consultants to break bad news, issue lay-offs and have someone external to blame. The Conservatives have the Liberal Democrats.

Brain drain

Nick Britton / 23 Sep 2010

The Brits are always dreaming up inventions. The trouble is, it doesn't usually go beyond the dreaming stage.

The new optimism

Nick Britton / 16 Sep 2010

We've spoken to 50 CEOs of fast-growing companies over the past few weeks. Here's what they had to say.

Dysfunctional teams

Chris Ingram / 08 Sep 2010

I can’t get away from this idea that football is a goldfish bowl for demonstrating the best – and worst – in management practice.

What they don't teach you

Nick Britton / 02 Sep 2010

Graduates have unrealistic expectations and are ill-equipped for work. At least that's the view of many employers.

Summer funding

Simon Daniel / 25 Aug 2010

Being a European entrepreneur in the summer is a lonely occupation.

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