A stepping stone links Tesco and Man Utd

Philip Clarke, CEO of Tesco's is pictured in central London FOR COMPANIES
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It may take one leader to start the turnround and a second to pursue the new course

Cool heads improvise in crisis and calm

Leaders and their teams who become too wedded to one approach may be doomed

Executives monitored like star athletes

Jamie Dimon’s curable cancer disclosure was textbook but gadgets can make transparency problematic

Name recognition: Andrew Hill, management columnist, centre, in the salon of hairdresser Andrew Hill, right
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The right to be noticed online

Forget the ‘right to be forgotten’ and raise your Google ranking

Share out surplus entry-level candidates

Details from recruitment drives would benefit other entities

Business

Andrew Hill picks his books of the year so far

Attack on disruption theory is a misfire

A broadside against the ideas of Clayton Christensen is misplaced

Rules alone will not stop bad behaviour

Lloyd’s has mastered a complex, self-regulating balancing act

Carey Eaton

The legacy of an African web pioneer

A recently deceased entrepreneur was convinced of the enormous promise of the continent he loved

Jonathan McHugh illustration
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Multinationals owe fealty to us all

Multinationals need to lay down roots wherever they grow

Why business cards are as popular as ever

As more people are connecting virtually, the networking value of a personal meeting increases

A new £15,000 book proposal award

Financial Times and McKinsey team up to encourage future authors

The power of peer-to-peer puts the corporate persuaders in their place

Brand management needs to keep evolving

Time for consiglieres not vain alpha CEOs

Teams sharing leadership will be more productive than those with a traditional status-based model

How young and old can rub along

While the notion of respecting your elders is dying, those elders are working for longer

‘The Frugal Innovator’

Charles Leadbetter offers an idealistic vision of shoestring innovation

The failures at Co-op are not a one-off

Executives should learn lessons from the UK mutual’s flaws

Why must financiers meditate in secret?

There is no reason for the industry to be coy about embracing ‘mindfulness’

Bigger, better brands

How has Sports Direct moved its branded products from the ‘good’ to the ‘best’ category?

Sports Direct’s rise to the premier league

Expansion has brought its unusual management style into focus

ABOUT ANDREW

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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