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    1. October 20, 2014

      The quiet art of being a good listener

      Scott Cook spends much of his time coaching and mentoring colleagues as well as overseeing product performance reviews at...

    2. October 15, 2014

      London ranks poorly for small businesses to make a living

      Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the UK economy but they are finding it increasingly hard to make a...

    Special Reports

    1. Education in the Arab World

      Literacy rates are low across the region and young people lack the skills their econom...
    2. 50 Top Business Ideas

      The FT puts the spotlight on which inventions and innovations have helped to create to...
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    1. October 7, 2014

      Obesity levels draw attention to muffin and coffee habit

      Grabbing a muffin and a coffee on the way to work is one reason why Britain is becoming a nation of muffin-tops,...

    2. October 7, 2014

      Keep UK borders open to future Nobel laureates

      Few countries pack quite the academic punch of Britain. Only the US, with five times the population, enjoys greater...

    3. October 6, 2014

      Work on brain’s ‘inner GPS’ system wins Nobel medicine prize

      The discovery of an “inner GPS” in the brain has won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for a British professor and a...

    4. October 3, 2014

      Funding boost for UK bioscience studies

      Postgraduate students of bioscience in the UK are to receive a £125m funding boost. The money will help support research in...

    5. September 21, 2014

      Evaluating emotional intelligence can be testing

      Last year the head of Google’s HR department – dubbed its “people operations” division – suggested that traditional...

    6. September 7, 2014

      Women in Business – Kate Battle, MBA student

      Kate Battle is an MBA student on Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business cross continent MBA programme and team leader of...

    7. September 5, 2014

      Critics fume over WHO call for curbs on ecigarette sales

      The debate over the safety of electronic cigarettes – and how they should be regulated – intensified on Friday as a panel of...

    8. September 1, 2014

      Mind tricks at work

      There are many ways of dealing with extreme stress at work: chatting around the water cooler with colleagues or sharing the...

    9. August 8, 2014

      UK universities offer cash and memberships to lure bright students

      British universities are competing to attract the brightest students with offers of laptops, cash prizes and sports club...

    10. July 6, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – July 7 Consider an MBA MIT Sloan on the Road presentations arrive in Paris. Each year the US business school hosts...

    11. June 18, 2014

      Five-year-olds encouraged to set up businesses

      Children as young as five are to be encouraged to set up mini-businesses under Downing Street proposals to inject...

    12. May 20, 2014

      Angry economics students are naive – and mostly right

      Students of economics are in revolt – again. A few years ago, even before the crisis, they established an “autistic...

    13. May 16, 2014

      Economics: Change of course

      When Yuan Yang began her economics course in autumn 2008, she was shocked that within the cloisters of Balliol College,...

    14. May 15, 2014

      Upwardly mobile - pop-up stores rise to retail challenge

      Standing inside a converted shipping container, Paul Hurley, the founder of Dum Dums Donutterie, talks customers through his...

    15. May 12, 2014

      Brain science fires up the neurons of managers

      Every day David Amodio comes face to face with prejudice − not in the form of insults and put-downs – but as hotspots and...

    16. April 29, 2014

      English National Opera aims to lure masses with musicals and meals

      Facing calls to bolster its finances and cut its reliance on subsidies, English National Opera hopes to generate fresh funds...

    17. Money Supply

      April 22, 2014

      A post-crash manifesto to rebuild economics

      Undergraduate economics teaching has taken a (deserved) bashing since the crisis from some high-profile names in academia...

    18. April 8, 2014

      Students’ hopes dashed over ‘crash’ course in economics teaching

      The international financial crisis has sparked calls for a radical rethink of economics teaching, with critics calling for...

    19. April 3, 2014

      How to cheat a psychometric test

      The plight of the Co-operative Bank and the fall of Paul Flowers, its chairman, who faces allegations of buying illegal...

    20. March 30, 2014

      Capital ideas: London’s new Tech Cities

      Clerkenwell The Vibe: Fashionable tech. Clerkenwell attracts companies that have outgrown their space in Shoreditch – or are...

    21. March 28, 2014

      Big data: are we making a big mistake?

      Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific...

    22. March 27, 2014

      Novo Nordisk joins fight against diabetes epidemic in cities

      Novo Nordisk is to team up with some of the world’s biggest cities to find ways of tackling diabetes, amid warnings that the...

    23. March 26, 2014

      Gut instinct beats psychometric testing

      Faced with a plethora of tools to evaluate job candidates, recruiters appear to be throwing up their hands and going with...

    24. March 21, 2014

      Nice to rethink valuations of drugs for NHS

      A looming review of how the NHS values drugs will be closely watched as a test of whether the UK can find a way to balance...

    25. March 21, 2014

      No high-speed line to an oasis of prosperity

      “HS2 chief envisages benefits across north ” Financial Times, March 18 I’m buzzin’ for high-speed rail, like the rest of...

    26. March 12, 2014

      How to manage technophobes (or survive as a Luddite)

      When it comes to technology, the business world is high on neophilia. We laud early adopters and dismiss those with a more...

    27. 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...

    28. February 28, 2014

      ‘Muddling through’ is the new politics

      “New Poll Finds Americans View Death of Close Relative More Favorably Than Congress,” headlined the American satirical...

    29. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2014

      Guest post: Back to the future with Scottish currency

      The following is a guest post from Chris Cook, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Security and Resilience Studies...

    30. February 6, 2014

      Circassia to raise £175m in biggest UK biotech float in years

      An Oxford-based company, developing a cure for hay fever and cat allergies, is set to launch the biggest UK biotech float...

    31. January 29, 2014

      Japan team discovers new technique to make stem cells

      Researchers in Japan have discovered a remarkably simple new way to make embryo-like stem cells: by exposing blood cells...

    32. January 28, 2014

      Medical advances at risk from attacks on patent system

      Advances in medical science risk being slowed by attacks on the global patent system, UK experts have warned, amid growing...

    33. January 27, 2014

      Google makes £400m move in quest for artificial intelligence

      What do you get if you combine the insights of a neuroscientist, an artificial intelligence programmer, a computer games...

    34. January 27, 2014

      Google buys UK artificial intelligence start-up

      Google has made its largest European acquisition yet with the purchase of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence start-up...

    35. January 24, 2014

      World Bank climate change envoy Rachel Kyte on her new mission

      On a wintry morning in Washington DC (the area is awaiting a fresh blast of Arctic air and a 40F plunge in temperatures)...

    36. January 5, 2014

      Use your head when going with your gut

      In his book Blink, Malcolm Gladwell asserted that snap decisions could be better than decisions made slowly and with...

    37. January 3, 2014

      How to win, lose and use money in a novel way

      Money – and the unfairness of its distribution – is much on our minds at the moment. Particularly, it boils the minds of the...

    38. January 2, 2014

      Encouraging entrepreneurs keeps companies forever young

      Encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit among staff is vital to keeping companies forever youthful, according to experts in...

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