Chinese tycoon calls urbanisation top

‘Woman who built Beijing’ says most cities have been built

Self-doubt in snow boots: the Davos CEO

The World Economic Forum is designed to exacerbate executive angst, not confidence

The volunteer spirit that binds teams

What would you do to persuade your staff to work if you could not pay them?

Innovators not only see but do

A true business pioneer has vision and realises ideas

Gen X, boomers and why products fail me

The individual tailoring of goods and services is yet to find a mass audience

Sir Alcon Copisarow, former Mc Kinsey partner & chair of the Eden Project At his home in Kensington 26/11/14
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Memoirs of McKinsey and way beyond

Sir Alcon Copisarow, 94, is a case study in insatiable curiosity

Losing Yule magic in the supply chain

I’ll be home for Christmas but my presents may not

Sebastian James, Dixons Carphone chief executive, at their Oxford Street store. Credit: Daniel Lynch

The hard work after the merger fanfare

Dixons Carphone shows the complexity of managing an integration

The pricing challenge posed by oil’s fall

Too few companies brace themselves for commodity turbulence

Rising C-level hurts business environment

Too many ‘chiefs’ in a company can ultimately weaken the corporate ecosystem

Commuters’ pain is employers’ problem too

Businesses should do more to ease the angst of those who have long journeys to work

The Jesuits as a model for multinationals

The order’s structure has attracted business school plaudits

Innovation that exploits the past

Gambling that a rare flash of genius will generate a new, viable idea is expensive

Radical change starts with small steps

Only ‘top-down leaders’ are comfortable enough to liberate people to develop new ideas

Books that illuminate a turbulent decade

Learning from 10 years of award-winning business titles

Dissolving of boundaries lets in more competitors

The industry is having to adapt as technological changes redraw the landscape

Default mode for managers needs a reset

Too many managers prefer to stay within divisional silos, suspicious of ideas ‘not invented here’

The spy tale all bosses should read

The overlooked bank clerk Eric Roberts shows how companies underestimate their staff

What Lenovo can tell us about takeovers

An adaptable state of mind is more important than a fixed ‘way’

Can Royal Mail sort it?

Britain’s 500-year-old postal service, privatised a year ago, is under threat as letters dwindle and internet-shopping delivery becomes the new battleground


Andrew Hill Andrew Hill is an associate editor and the management editor of the FT. He is a former City editor, financial editor and comment and analysis editor. He joined the FT in 1988 and has also worked as New York bureau chief, foreign news editor and correspondent in Brussels and Milan.

Andrew was named Commentator of the Year at the 2009 Business Journalist of the Year Awards, where he also received a Decade of Excellence award.

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