Review: ‘The Second Curve’ by Charles Handy

A radical manifesto from a prescient thinker

Harness lone wolves in law and accounting

Professional services firms win when they persuade ‘rainmaker’ partners to share expertise

Green’s shame is a setback for ‘purpose’

Large companies falling short of their lofty aims damages the rest

Seven strategy lessons from Staples deal

Latest bid shows fragility of competitive advantage but ‘category killer’ notion is not dead

When digital selling becomes stalking

The ‘creepiness quotient’ is a vital sales and marketing metric

Promotion: you can learn to manage tasks to make more room for the elements of the job you enjoy most
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An action-packed guide to leadership

Insead professor’s fine primer on how doing trumps philosophising

Who trains ‘plug and play’ generation?

CEOs are transfixed by the prediction that US millennials are likely to have 15-20 jobs

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 but also realises ideas

Gen X, boomers and why products fail me

Individual tailoring of goods is yet to find a mass audience

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; my presents might not be

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 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


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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