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  1. April 17, 2014

    The Collison brothers and $1.75bn online payments start-up Stripe

    For two young founders of a billion-dollar start-up, the Collison brothers are remarkably self-effacing. Patrick and John...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Graduates hunt for ‘search fund’ success

    Over wine and canapés in the Meredith Room, a small banquet hall at Harvard Business School, more than 100 students gathered...

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  1. April 14, 2014

    A map, a car, 8,000 miles and four MBAs

    Casey Gerald and Michael Baker have a great deal to do. The two Harvard Business School MBAs are talking to me from their...

  2. Nick Butler

    April 7, 2014

    The risks of a nuclear Saudi Arabia

    Life in the Middle East never stands still. The inexorable progress of Iran towards some form of nuclear capability has not...

  3. April 4, 2014

    Sir Alex Ferguson signs for Harvard Business School

    Sir Alex Ferguson has transferred from the English football Premier League to the American Ivy league with a job at Harvard...

  4. April 3, 2014

    Stein to step down as Fed governor

    Jeremy Stein is to step down as a governor of the US Federal Reserve in a move that strips the central bank of an...

  5. March 28, 2014

    Stanford edges out Harvard on admissions

    Stanford University edged out its rival Harvard University for the second year in a row to be the most selective academic...

  6. March 25, 2014

    Wharton and Harvard top latest UT Dallas research ranking

    US business schools continue to dominate business school research, with 25 of the top 30 schools based there, according to...

  7. March 17, 2014

    ‘Cosmic inflation’ data show Big Bang secrets

    Astronomers say they have found the first evidence of “gravitational waves”, ripples in the fabric of space-time, bolstering...

  8. FT Tech Hub

    March 14, 2014

    Bill Gates on the WhatsApp deal: wise, if expensive

    Bill Gates has a soft spot for Mark Zuckerberg. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that has just been published,...

  9. March 13, 2014

    Salesman puts skills to use building aspiration

    In a copse on his farm in Devon, Humphrey Walters has just planted tree 37. Each serves as a reminder of someone who has...

  10. March 9, 2014

    Moocs: Learning becomes a joy again

    Some people finish work and go to the gym, or hit the sofa and watch TV, or compose symphonies, paint portraits, create...

  11. March 5, 2014

    Global rivals pull regional universities down rankings

    Top universities in the UK’s regions are sliding down the international league table as the US institutions cement their...

  12. March 3, 2014

    IMD professors top Oscars of the business school world

    While all eyes in the film world are turned towards the Academy Award prize winners, the business school world has also just...

  13. March 2, 2014

    Anger can have its uses in the office

    Over the past decade, the phrase “desk rage” has joined other rages such as road rage, air rage and computer rage. There is...

  14. February 19, 2014

    If I was... using ‘silent interview technique’ to further my career

    Sarah Dudney is founder of Ignite, a career transition consultancy. Here, she puts herself in the position of someone using...

  15. February 18, 2014

    Opposition leader detained in Venezuela

    Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López surrendered to security forces to face charges of fomenting unrest as thousands...

  16. February 18, 2014

    Let schools compete and students will be winners

    Put a child of a cleaner from Shanghai or Singapore up against a scion of the western elite in a standardised test and guess...

  17. Off Message

    February 18, 2014

    Roger Angell and the secret of happiness

    Roger Angell is 93-years old. His body has “become sort of a table potato”. He is “a world-class complainer”. And his essay...

  18. MBA blog

    February 6, 2014

    Two classes to start my final semester at MIT Sloan

    After a solid month of work on the start-up over Independent Activities Period (IAP), it’s time to play the balancing game...

  19. February 5, 2014

    The likes and dislikes of Facebook

    Facebook turned 10 this week. To mark this momentous birthday the Financial Times offers this timeline (what else?) of its...

  20. February 5, 2014

    Emotions as a negotiating tool

    Nelson Mandela famously spent some of his time in prison studying Afrikaner history and teaching himself Afrikaans, the...

  21. FT Alphaville

    January 29, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Do high interest rates defend currencies against speculative attacks? - Are Harvard and Yale...

  22. January 28, 2014

    App translates English-language movies

    MyLingo is a smartphone app that enables non-English speaking film buffs to listen to a translation of the actors’ dialogue...

  23. January 26, 2014

    Big names dominate FT MBA ranking top spots

    The FT Global MBA ranking and the English football Premier League have one thing in common. Pundits may argue about who will...

  24. January 26, 2014

    Is an MBA worth the cost?

    Prospective students in their thousands pore over rankings tables when they research the relative merits of MBA programmes....

  25. January 26, 2014

    Endowments are of more than academic interest

    University endowments are of much more than academic interest. Indeed the biggest – led by Yale and Harvard – have long been...

  26. January 26, 2014

    Cambridge university seeks to emulate US Ivy League fundraising

    Cambridge university is preparing for a big fundraising drive that will seek to emulate the US Ivy League’s successes in...

  27. beyondbrics

    January 25, 2014

    Sandel, India, and the limits of markets

    Michael Sandel is the Harvard University political philosophy professor best known for his ideas on justice – but how well...

  28. January 24, 2014

    Second surprise exit for El-Erian

    Mohamed El-Erian’s surprise resignation this week as chief executive of Pimco, the world’s biggest bond investor, was not...

  29. The World

    January 24, 2014

    Davos thoughts: Secular stagnation

    Lawrence Summers (c) WEF On Thursday, I moderated a fascinating lunch-time discussion on “secular stagnation” with Lawrence...

  30. beyondbrics

    January 24, 2014

    Davos 2014: China's richest man shows pique to US critic

    It was quite the wake-up for attendees at the WEF debate on Chinese-American-European cooperation. After a “well meant...

  31. January 22, 2014

    World Economic Forum partners with edX to launch online courses

    The World Economic Forum, which meets in Davos every January, has announced its foray into professional education with the...

  32. The World

    January 20, 2014

    Does the 1914 parallel make sense?

    (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) “A spectre is haunting the world: 1914.” So writes Harold James, a professor of history at...

  33. January 19, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – Jan 20 Be creative ESCP Europe is hosting a conference on the international art market in London. The conference is...

  34. Gavyn Davies

    January 17, 2014

    How to detect a market bubble

    The FT’s “year in a word” series suggested that the spirit of 2013 could be captured in words like “taper”, “sequestration”,...

  35. January 10, 2014

    Trial of former SAC manager set to begin

    Mathew Martoma, the former SAC Capital portfolio manager on trial for insider trading, was expelled from Harvard Law School...

  36. FT Alphaville

    January 9, 2014

    Greenspan, the Keynesian

    Justin Fox at the Harvard Business Review has collated some interesting extracts from a conversation he had with Alan...

  37. January 7, 2014

    World champion Magnus Carlsen brings glamour to world of chess

    Watching Magnus Carlsen stroll between chessboards to defeat one London financier after another, it is not obvious why the...

  38. January 6, 2014

    $540m cancer research gift boosts ‘crumbling’ US science

    Cancer research in the US, which is under pressure amid significant cuts in government investment, will get a big boost on...

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