The trouble with too much seed capital

For start-ups, sometimes less can be more

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Michigan’s Alison Davis-Blake on the Ross school and women on boards
– Della Bradshaw
Dean’s column
Theodore Levitt’s intellect was both sharp and inspirational
– John Quelch, Ceibs
Should a company’s employees have a say in who manages them?
– Simon Caulkin

Don’t be sidetracked in board meetings

Keep the numbers down to a handful if possible and impose a two-hour limit

Minecraft

Microsoft in $2.5bn Minecraft deal

Co-founder says sale is not about money but ‘about my sanity’

I'm the new intern.

How do I handle an internship?

Interns can legally be considered workers

Chicken supremo of America’s malls

Truett Cathy, fast food entrepreneur, 1921-2014

Cambridge backs high-tech ventures

University sinks £2.7m into early-stage start-ups

Pradeep Paunrana for the Financial Times...Pradeep Paunrana, Managing Director of ARM Cement, stands for a portrait at his factory in Athi River, outside Nairobi on Friday, 1 August, 2014. (Pete Muller for the Financial Times)
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A mix of fortunes for Kenya’s ARM Cement

The producer is made of strong stuff, having suffered shaky times

A Netflix for indie fans

The demise of the DVD has opened the door to a start-up offering extras

MBA serves up a slice of the snack market

Harvard entrepreneur Ron Shaich started a chain of restaurants

Nyc Mayor Bloomberg at the Bloomberg family foundation's building in New York
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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Keeping a founder in charge, rather than appointing a CEO, is more fashionable today