Is the midlife crisis just an excuse?

The malaise seems to hit employees earlier

SANTA BARBARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 10, 2014. Joline Godfrey, CEO of Independent Means Inc., poses for photographs at their offices.. Photo by: Ann Johansson.
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Commerce summer camps for teenagers

Holiday groups have found how to teach business to youngsters

A hacker mindset for accelerated success

Book review: Smartcuts by Shane Snow

SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 2, 2014. eHarmony founder and CEO Neil Clark Warren poses for photographs at the eHarmony offices. The wall behind him is covered with photographs of people who have met on eHarmony. Photo by: Ann Johansson.
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A heartfelt mission to end career hookups

Dating website founder wants to inspire more career monogamy

Feedback: Tired of long hours

The number of hours we spend in the office is something that weighs heavy on readers’ minds

...Working Lives: Lawyer Jenny Kennedy Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Not chasing ambulances

Personal injury lawyer Jenny Kennedy challenges the many fallacies about her profession

Strategies for calling it a day in the office

How companies can tackle a culture of overworking

James Foley, Head of editorial at Deezer. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Confessions of a music curator

Companies such as Deezer and Spotify have created opportunities

Judah Schiller

Fathers making parenthood pay

Having kids can be fruitful for men’s careers

Saher Paracha, CEO and publisher of OK magazine, Pakistan. Photographed at the Dorchester hotel, London this afternoon.
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Publish and be OK in Pakistan

Meet the young founder of the celebrity magazine’s local edition

Banks try to protect their young

Part 2 of FT Series: New recruits are now told to work less – but is it lip service?

Portrait of a young City banker

The first of two articles on those entering a scandal-hit sector

A case of jam today for teenage tycoons

Young entrepreneurs insist that they have not forgone adolescent fun by getting into business

Mindfulness beneath the waves

The deeper side of a professional diver’s daily grind

No pay? You must be joking

A rebellion is under way against the trend of working for free

On hand to enable a good death

A new vocation provides support at the end of people’s lives

Sweetness of being paid to taste

The discerning palates and noses that test chocolate, biscuits and coffee for a living

Pick of off-the-wall interview questions

How to raise a personable robot

Heather Knight is working on machines people can get on with

Cultural attaché to executives

Brad Grossman is in the business of keeping his clients informed


Emma Jacobs
Emma Jacobs' new column Working Lives takes a look at thriving and dying jobs amid the economic downturn. She also writes features and interviews across the paper, including for Weekend and UK news, but with a particular focus on Business Life, exploring business culture and entrepreneurship.

Jacobs has been at the Financial Times since 1999, working on UK news, companies, markets and

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