Vimal Shah, CEO of Bidco, is pictured overlooking Bidco factory buildings at the company's headquarters in Thika, Kenya, on March 18, 2014.
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Vimal Shah, chief executive of Bidco

The Kenyan consumer goods tycoon with ambitious aims

Business Education

Business education
Harvard students are hoping to help American entrepreneurs
– Emma boyde
Raina Brands from the London Business School Photograph: Rosie Hallam ©Rosie Hallam
Women are at a disadvantage when it comes to informal interactions at work
– Della Bradshaw
Heavyweight schools retain their hold at the top

The praise sandwich is stale but edible

The management technique offers food for thought, writes Adam Jones

Craft a cringe-free personal statement

Put more important stuff higher up, less important lower down

A class in joke-telling

Readers’ responses to Sam Leith’s thoughts on the use of comedy

Surviving the success of others

Salieri hated Mozart in the film ‘Amadeus’ but workplace envy can be managed

Time to let our phones roam free

Devices abroad have to act like furtive ‘illegals’, terrified of doing any useful work

The Korean Wave, by Yasue Kuwahara

A collection of writings that attempts to explain the cultural phenomenon

Embrace the ‘E’ word in all its diversity

Universal approval among political parties suggests that our views matter

A French mix of exotic high-tech

Raphaël Gorgé is updating his family’s industrial knowhow

An ego-free way of selling yourself

As a banker seeking to change career I have been turned down for having ‘too much ego’

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