Mission to bring US glitz to UK football

Mullin helps sports franchises build relationships with fans

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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

Andrew Ballheimer, Sara Pickersgill and Claire Coppel (blonde hair) from Allen & Overy. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Three generations in one office

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

Ursula Brennan of the Ministry of Justice.
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From Waitrose to Whitehall

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

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The benefits of being a real fraudster

Frank Abagnale has put his audacious teenage escapades to good use

Patrick McGovern,Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia....Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia. Dr McGovern in his office.
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A thirst for ancient wine and beer

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

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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

Persuasion for the time-pressed executive

Robert Cialdini believes that thinking small can play a large role in winning people over

Is the midlife crisis just an excuse?

The malaise seems to hit employees earlier

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

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

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

Confessions of a music curator

Companies such as Deezer and Spotify have created opportunities

Fathers making parenthood pay

Having kids can be fruitful for men’s careers


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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