‘Future Fifty’ start-ups enjoy bumper year

Tech City success but some high-profile companies struggle

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

Agents to stars can teach motivation

Like other professional service firms, such as lawyers, they need to keep clients happy

Picture By Jim Wileman 17/10/2014 Chris Dawson, founder of The Range, pictured at the HQ in Plymouth, Devon.
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Range thrives as ‘poor man’s John Lewis’

Plymouth’s Del Boy sees discount chain boom through slowdown

Lorenzo Zonin

A taste for wider horizons

A wine management programme helped a vintner’s marketing strategy

Minecraft

Big tech start-ups bypass Silicon Valley

Research into new groups shows that 60% from outside Bay Area

Silicon Valley joins quest to ‘cure’ ageing

Google has invested hundreds of millions of dollars through secretive start-up Calico

Banks invest in cyber security start-ups

Backers hope to reap rewards from fight against hackers

Cyber start-up Illumio gets more funding

High-profile investment reflects growing worries about attacks

Jakarta: ripe for a tech start-up take-off

Ventures so far are relatively small, but the potential is big

CAIRO EGYPT - September 30: Ramzi Nasrallah, and Hala Freiji are part of the Wadi Group CAIRO, EGYPT on September 30. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)
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Children, outsiders and family businesses

Egypt’s Wadi Group offers a case study in the challenges of growth

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