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  1. April 16, 2014

    Alex Ferguson to raise £3m from sale of reds (and whites)

    The Reds of Manchester United may have declined in value after a torrid season, but the reds in the private cellar of former...

  2. April 6, 2014

    Ecclestone faces a tricky F1 summer

    Bernie Ecclestone spreads out a diary planner on to a table in his Knightsbridge headquarters and exclaims: “That’s the sort...

  1. 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...

  2. January 26, 2014

    Football wisdom for fund managers

    Large-scale finance factories are blamed for launching copied, commoditised products, identical to those of rivals in all...

  3. January 10, 2014

    Manchester United: Profits before goals

    With a warning that his results “have not lived up to our standards”, the Glazer family lost patience and fired their club’s...

  4. December 6, 2013

    The Diary: Lionel Barber

    Lights, cameras, action! Sir Alex Ferguson strides on stage to thunderous applause. The Boss claps back. We might as well be...

  5. December 4, 2013

    Why big budgets still generate the hottest tickets

    Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment, by Anita Elberse, Henry Holt/Faber, $30/...

  6. December 1, 2013

    Jumpers for Goalposts, Bush Theatre, London – review

    It happens every week, in football grounds all over the world: the motivational team talk. Even so, I doubt that Sir Alex...

  7. October 25, 2013

    My Autobiography, by Alex Ferguson

    Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography, Hodder & Stoughton, RRP£25, 416 pages The only person I ever coached who was totally...

  8. October 22, 2013

    Ferguson spreads his management gospel

    From the dockyards of Glasgow to Pall Mall in the heart of St James: Sir Alex Ferguson completed an improbable journey on...

  9. October 22, 2013

    Sir Alex Ferguson in quotes

    Sir Alex Ferguson, former manager of Manchester United football club, has always been known for his sharp tongue. In his...

  10. October 22, 2013

    Sir Alex Ferguson imparts his management wisdom

    Sir Alex Ferguson – fearsome temper, canny operator, master of psychology, but according to his newly published...

  11. September 22, 2013

    Watch out for RDR’s football ‘penalty’

    Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United have dominated British football over the past 20 years. The star manager and the...

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    September 20, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - DOJ to reporter: “what’s a high road?” - The (declining) quality of jobs. - Waiting tables, for...

  13. September 15, 2013

    Masters in Management: Management lessons from Sir Alex Ferguson

    “For a player – and for any human being – there is nothing better than hearing ‘well done’. Those are the two best words...

  14. August 30, 2013

    From gaffer to guru

    The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football’s Leaders, by Mike Carson, Bloomsbury, RRP£16.99, 320 pages Football managers –...

  15. MBA blog

    June 21, 2013

    What lies ahead, after the final lecture?

    I had my final day of class recently. The leadership module was a fitting end to the 12 modules I attended at Durham...

  16. May 24, 2013

    A league above

    Later this evening, the Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium will...

  17. May 17, 2013

    What David Moyes and Sir Alex really do

    Sometimes as a journalist you get lucky. In March I spent a day at Everton Football Club’s training ground at Finch Farm. I...

  18. May 10, 2013

    Sir Alex Ferguson: football’s last Boss

    Soon after Sir Alex Ferguson became manager of Manchester United in 1986, his team lost to the small south London club of...

  19. May 10, 2013

    Sir Alex Ferguson

    The internet, the euro and a free Nelson Mandela are among the things that did not exist in 1986 when Sir Alex Ferguson took...

  20. May 10, 2013

    Letter from Lex: legend’s end

    Many men may be legends in their own minds, but few are in real life. Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager who is retiring from...

  21. May 9, 2013

    David Moyes to succeed Alex Ferguson at Manchester United

    David Moyes was installed as successor to Alex Ferguson as manager of Manchester United after agreeing a six-year contract....

  22. May 8, 2013

    Manchester United’s global brand reaches crossroads

    Like Margaret Thatcher’s death, the announcement that Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring after 26 years as Manchester United...

  23. May 8, 2013

    Sir Alex, the Queen and plans to succeed

    It has been a destabilising week in Britain. The Queen announced she was stepping back from some of her more onerous duties...

  24. May 8, 2013

    Wall St continues positive run

    Wall Street stocks helped fuel the continuing rally that has lifted the US market to record levels, with Electronic Arts...

  25. May 8, 2013

    Alex Ferguson’s managerial lessons stretch far beyond football

    When Sir Alex Ferguson arrived at Manchester United in 1986, the club was a bit of a drunken mess. It had not won a league...

  26. May 8, 2013

    Manchester United: space on the bench

    Its 2012 annual report describes Manchester United as “an emerging growth company”. Fans of a football club founded in 1878...

  27. May 8, 2013

    Manchester United, from bankruptcy to global multinational

    Manchester United was almost bankrupt in 1902. Today, the football club is a global multinational and the world’s most...

  28. May 8, 2013

    Man Utd announce Alex Ferguson to retire

    Sir Alex Ferguson, one of football’s most successful managers, has taken the decision every Manchester United fan has been...

  29. April 29, 2013

    The List: University Challenge

    Described as the “Alex Ferguson of University Challenge”, for 16 years librarian Stephen Pearson has been the driving force...

  30. April 16, 2013

    Tax scheme investors win mis-selling case

    Five investors who suffered heavy losses from a film tax avoidance scheme have won a claim for £2.6m against their advisers,...

  31. April 5, 2013

    Pity the poor footballers

    Martin Taylor regularly has to tell footballers that they’ve lost all their money in disastrous investments. “I had to...

  32. March 20, 2013

    Should you correct colleagues’ grammar?

    Idon’t know if anyone would be brave enough to take on Sir Alex Ferguson, who recently denied he planned to sell Wayne...

  33. March 4, 2013

    Manchester United 8 – Wharton 7

    Sport is global business with soccer arguably its biggest sector. Football clubs are listed on stock exchanges and their...

  34. January 13, 2013

    FTSE 100 chiefs offer best investor value

    Chief executives of large companies deliver far greater value to shareholders than those at smaller groups, according to...

  35. August 6, 2012

    Glazers have done Manchester United a favour

    For the past seven years a significant proportion of Manchester United fans have campaigned against the Glazer family’s...

  36. August 3, 2012

    The new British establishment

    I left Britain 10 years ago, because I’d bought a flat in Paris for next to nothing. The Olympics are my longest stretch...

  37. July 25, 2012

    Man Utd pauses US listing plans

    Manchester United has temporarily paused plans to launch its $300m initial public offering in the US, where market...

  38. July 19, 2012

    Manchester United targets $300m in IPO

    Manchester United plans to raise $300m through an initial public offering in the US as the English football club looks to to...

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