When managers withhold information, other narratives fill the void
©Lloyd Thatcher

How rumour and gossip oil office life

Back-channel chatter can have helpful and harmful consequences, writes psychotherapist Naomi Shragai

Business Education

Faced with thousands of applications, business schools are mixing up the courtship process
– Jonathan Moules
Various denominations of U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos are arranged for a photograph at a currency exchange in Mexico City, Mexico, on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Mexican bond returns have bolstered by the peso, whose 0.4 percent gain last week is the biggest since the period ended Sept. 19, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
Funding provisions vary by region but there are ways around high course fees
– Wai Kwen Chan
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FT data reveal the best courses for budding founders
– Laurent Ortmans

Does training help business founders?

There are start-up courses all over the world but nobody knows if they work, says Stephan Chambers

Final frontier for urge to laud failure

Elon Musk is unlikely to be seduced by the flawed idea that setbacks are to be celebrated

Obama’s mastery of rhetorical tools

The acclaimed eulogy for Clementa Pinckney drew on a range of public speaking devices

Coffe Baum

Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum, Leipzig

A taste of the mercantile city’s coffee drinking heritage

Dan Schulman, president and CEO of Paypal
©Thor Swift

Dan Schulman, PayPal: flip-flops or suit

The man who will lead the payments group after its eBay spin-off

Microsoft mission statement’s empty words

After a lot of posturing, Satya Nadella slips in two words that mean something — ‘tough choices’

Shun the corporate grind: be a consultant

Anyone can set up as a solo adviser but avoid pitfalls

Wearables craze: The Fitbit watch

Feedback: Lucy Kellaway on step-counters

Readers were irked at the attack on a tool for keeping fit

Peterson Feital. For Working lives.
©Charlie Bibby

The reverend on a showbiz mission

Peterson Feital’s grand plan for London’s creative workers