Can we avoid client-poaching covenants?

Roger Beale cartoon

Interviewee promised to bring new clients with her

Regulars

Alison Davis-Blake
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
Biz Life: Susan Cropper, Founder and owner of Loop and Yarn in North London. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Knitting’s love-hate affair with the web

A low-tech hobby is cleverly using the internet

Tech tycoons are not what countries need

Britain’s failure to create a behemoth says little about its ability to prosper, writes Giles Wilkes

Mojang AB is a Swedish independent video game developer founded in May 2009. Mojang's company headquarters is in Stockholm. The popular game Minecraft. Picture: Carl Manneh as CEO. photo: Johan Jeppsson
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Mojang: maker of smash-hit ‘Minecraft’

The Swedish start-up behind the low-tech graphics game

When the time comes to fire the founder

As a company grows, its very success often exposes the founder’s lack of managerial skills

Tech Beat: The new Markits

Exchanges and banks become venture capital suppliers to start-ups

Entreprenor Peter Thum in the Flat Iron District in New York
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Entrepreneur who wants to make an impact

Kellogg MBA Peter Thum believes his strategy is one that works

Roger Beale illustration

Should I pay holiday commission?

European Court ruling will affect your pay rules

A view of the Empire State Building
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Ex-Wachovia chief joins Funding Circle

Bob Steel has worked for New York mayor and in Washington

Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, talks about his company's products Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the offices of Evernote, in Redwood City, California. Thor Swift for the Financial Times
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Evernote faces up to smartwatch challenge

App’s boss must adapt ‘extra brain’ for smaller, simpler devices