Haunted by the past, in digital form

Chris Wild, Retronaut founder
©David Parry

Archivists make businesses from forgotten photos

©FT illustration/Lloyd Thatcher

LinkedIn seeks to embrace blue-collar workers

Careers network site expansion shows how jobseeking is changing

Rise of the armchair terrorist tracker

As jihadis exploit social media, bloggers are observing from afar

©David Levene /Eyevine/ Rick Pushinsky

The lessons learnt by early high flyers

What is it like to achieve extraordinary success at a tender age?

BIZ LIFE: Jon Baddeley, MD of Bonhams at his auction house in Knightsbridge. Photograph: Rosie HallamBIZ LIFE: Jon Baddeley, MD of Bonhams at his auction house in Knightsbridge. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
©Rosie Hallam

Auctioneer laments a lost drama

From silver cleaner to managing director at Bonhams

A year in a word: Vlogging

For fame-hungry teens, vlogging is the latest route to stardom

The secret lives of elves

Moonlighting as Santa’s helper requires patience and perkiness

Picture shows Manj Weerasekera. Photograph for Biz Life. PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIEL JONES 2014 07815 853503 info@danieljonesphotography.co.uk www.danieljonesphotography.co.uk

The man who mends careers and hearts

Coaching executives with problems in love and work

BIZ LIFE Dick Mullender a former policeman and hostage negotiator who is now a business coach. Credit: David Parry/ FT
©David Parry

A hostage negotiator’s business tips

From mediating the release of captives to training executives

Kew for Working Lives. Dr Maria Vorontsova, Grass Taxonomist, studies Andropogon itremoensis Voronts. Collected in Madagascar in 2012, the existence of this species is evidence in favour of the natural origin of central Madagascan grasslands. Before it was thought the grasslands were anthropogenic

The joy of discovery for plant hunters

Careful botanists have replaced the adventurers of the past

Mission to bring US glitz to UK football

Mullin helps sports franchises build relationships with fans

Global army hot on the trail of trolls

Content moderators that go to the dark side of web

Advertisers’ ageing dilemma

The ad industry is noticing differences among older consumers

Three generations in one office

Millennial, Generation X and baby-boomer colleagues on their jobs

From Waitrose to Whitehall

Ursula Brennan and Mark Price bonded through a public-private exchange

The benefits of being a real fraudster

Frank Abagnale has put his audacious teenage escapades to good use

A thirst for ancient wine and beer

Patrick McGovern reconstructs what our ancestors drank – for sale as well as study

Mannequin makers with a head for figures

Proportion’s owner-managers see a future for skilfully made models

How to market brand Beyoncé

The R&B megastar is fond of risky commercial decisions

Book review: ‘Leading The Life You Want’

Springsteen is saluted for integrating work and personal life


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 FT.com.

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