Marathon runners make us competitive

Running - Stock Image

The rise of online fundraising has added career-enhancing sponsorship opportunities

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Finding a new life after Westminster

Losing a seat means an abrupt end to a consuming livelihood. What do MPs do next?

The company that is on constant alert

International SOS gives medical help to workers across the world

Marc Goodman photographed near Covent Garden for Biz Life feature. PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIEL JONES 2015 07815 853503
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Taking on the smart criminals

Marc Goodman identifies the high-tech crimes of the future

Review: The Power of Being Yourself

Behind a gushing promotion of authenticity in business lies a harder message about life

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Career advice for the second machine age

Five experts on work trends outline tips for future-proofing jobs

The case of the vanishing secretary

Administrative jobs are in decline thanks to technology

King & McGaw of Newhaven.King & McGaw of Newhaven. Gyr King, founder
©Charlie Bibby

A poster boy for dogged resilience

Gyr King rebuilt his art prints business after a fire but advances in technology require constant vigilance

ActionAid campaigners Natasha Adams and Tom Barns are guides for 'Show me the Money - A Tax Treasure Hunt'. This is ActionAid's tax justice walking tour of Mayfair, running from Piccadilly Circus to Bond Street.

On a tax avoidance tour of London

ActionAid’s guided walk leaves out the usual sights

FeeLancer Union's founder Sarah Horowitz in the Brooklyn's Quakers’ 19th Century meetinghouse in Brooklyn New York
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Workers of the gig economy, unite!

Champion of freelancers says a collective identity is key

Blackwell’s weathers storm in a bookshop

CEO would still recommend the trade to his children

Editors-for-hire on Wikipedia

The writers paid to make entries sparkle, dismaying amateurs

When stay-at-home fathers go back to work

Men feel disadvantaged after taking time off to care for their children

Hearing yourself in the machine

The odd world of the people who loaned their voices to Siri

The joys of being a newspaper agony aunt

‘Dear Deidre’ and her staff respond to every fretful message

Vow of silence amid Twitter’s outrage

I have decided to sit on urge to express half-ideas and feelings

Night at the nursery that does not close

A childcare facility that offers care 24 hours a day for the children of shift workers

Haunted by the past, in digital form

Archivists make businesses from forgotten photos

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


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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