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    1. November 18, 2014

      A founder’s epitaph: he was vitally engaged in his pursuits

      Sometimes it takes a death to remind us of what matters in life. Recently my friend Rodney Fitch passed away, and inevitably...

    2. September 19, 2014

      The story of Skibo, Andrew Carnegie’s Scottish estate

      Skibo Castle Early in 1901, John Pierpont Morgan dropped by the Manhattan mansion of Andrew Carnegie on 5 West 51st Street...

    1. February 4, 2014

      Independence can revive a proud capitalist tradition

      In the western world there cannot be another nation so reluctant as Scotland to acknowledge that it earns its living from...

    2. January 26, 2014

      Automation and the threat to jobs

      The mood was optimistic at this year’s World Economic Forum. Despite the economic wobbles in Argentina and emerging markets,...

    3. November 27, 2013

      Matthew Layton appointed Clifford Chance global managing partner

      The partners of Clifford Chance, the UK’s biggest law firm by revenue, have chosen Matthew Layton as their new global...

    4. May 7, 2013

      Giving is a must for successful founders

      The most insightful words about having a great fortune were written by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, one of the most...

    5. August 24, 2012

      Buildings society

      We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Staring at Churchill’s phraseology in the glass...

    6. August 21, 2012

      Memoirs to boost your inner tycoon

      The most inspiring books for anyone starting a business are autobiographies by entrepreneurs. They are far more uplifting...

    7. August 7, 2012

      A thriving business as a lasting legacy

      We may not all yearn to be immortal but I don’t believe anyone wants to be forgotten after they die. This isn’t simply...

    8. March 8, 2012

      Where does this leave the early bird?

      From Mr David McGirr. Sir, Barney Jopson’s article (“The first-mover advantage myth“, Management, March 6) on Procter &...

    9. January 10, 2012

      Let’s talk about the market economy

      The Financial Times is debating capitalism, but what it is really debating is the future of the market economy. Karl Marx...

    10. July 12, 2011

      When two’s company but three’s a crowd

      For those starting out in business, I recommend taking a partner. Such relationships help spread the load and usually make...

    11. June 14, 2011

      Visionaries need not be mad, but it helps

      “There has never been any great genius without a spice of madness,” said the Roman philosopher Seneca. Does this also apply...

    12. May 30, 2011

      Cole in a long line of stateside failures

      Cheryl Cole is hardly the first Briton whose ambitions to conquer the US market have come unstuck. From George III to Take...

    13. April 10, 2011

      A US annuity scheme has lessons for the pension sector

      In defined contribution pension plans in the US, asset accumulation and investing has evolved to a high degree. Investment...

    14. January 22, 2011

      Carnegie a son of grey Dunfermline

      From Mr Rory Cunningham. Sir, I enjoyed Antonia Swinson’s article “Capital gains” (House & Home, January 15-16), albeit...

    15. January 14, 2011

      Capital gains

      A street performer entertains the crowd on the Royal Mile “There is no habituation of human beings in this world so fine in...

    16. December 17, 2010

      American Colossus

      American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism 1865-1900, by HW Brands, Doubleday RRP$35, 624 pages Lee Chew, the son of a...

    17. September 30, 2010

      Liquid assets: from family office to investment firm

      Earl of Ivagh: Edward Guinness In 1886, Edward Guinness became the richest man in Ireland when he floated the family brewing...

    18. September 11, 2010

      The Brooklyn of the Berkshires

      In western Massachusetts, three hours inland from Boston and New York, lies Berkshire County, the most beloved intersection...

    19. February 9, 2010

      Cheers for industry's posthuman captains

      Curious how much store people attach to the role of England football captain. In sacking John Terry, Fabio Capello, the...

    20. February 8, 2010

      Cheers for industry’s posthuman captains

      Curious how much store people attach to the role of England football captain. In sacking John Terry, Fabio Capello, the...

    21. August 26, 2009

      Banks brought down by a new Peter Principle

      Forty years ago, Dr Lawrence Peter enunciated what he immodestly called the Peter Principle. Individuals would find their...

    22. August 25, 2009

      Banks brought down by new Peter Principle

      Forty years ago, Dr Lawrence Peter enunciated what he immodestly called the Peter Principle. Individuals would find their...

    23. August 15, 2009

      Illuminating developments

      Lounge lighting in the home of designer Janine Stone When she was overseeing the decoration of the bedroom in her New York...

    24. July 10, 2009

      The go-getters become the go-givers

      While the economic woes pervading society have encouraged belt-tightening all round, one sector – thankfully – is still...

    25. March 24, 2009

      Spirit of Carnegie

      Self-help is what the building society sector does. When one falls on hard times, the others rally round - witness the five...

    26. FT Alphaville

      March 13, 2009

      CDS update: Rally notwithstanding, it's bleak out there

      This CDS report was written by Markit’s Gavan Nolan“As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what...

    27. September 24, 2008

      How we let down the diligent folk at the Halifax

      I once gave away more money than Andrew Carnegie or Bill Gates. Ten years ago, as a director of the Halifax Building...

    28. September 23, 2008

      We let down diligent folk at the Halifax

      I once gave away more money than Andrew Carnegie or Bill Gates. Ten years ago, as a director of the Halifax Building Society...

    29. July 29, 2008

      Are these the greatest Scots?

      The nationalist victory in Glasgow East provides an excuse to give you my 10 greatest Scots, chosen from an FT perspective...

    30. July 29, 2008

      Great Scots!

      Notebook (Brian Groom): The nationalist victory in Glasgow East provides an excuse to give you my 10 greatest Scots, chosen...

    31. July 28, 2008

      Are these the greatest Scots?

      The nationalist victory in Glasgow East provides an excuse to give you my 10 greatest Scots, chosen from an FT perspective –...

    32. July 5, 2008

      Peter Marsh's World Tour #11

      U.S. Steel, Gary, Indiana The biggest steel production operation in the US lies on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, an...

    33. July 5, 2008

      Peter Marsh’s World Tour #11

      US Steel, Gary, Indiana The biggest steel production operation in the US lies on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, an...

    34. April 26, 2008

      American heiress who found her heavyweight Gatsby

      If she had been completely true to her blue-blood ancestry as an heiress to the Andrew Carnegie fortune, Mary Josephine...

    35. January 26, 2008

      Entrepreneurs keen to donate while they can

      The often-quoted words of Andrew Carnegie are gaining renewed relevance for today’s wealthy individuals, as lifetime giving...

    36. December 13, 2007

      Citi swims against US tide with split role at the top

      Sir Win Bischoff's appointment as chairman of Citigroup puts him among an elite of British executives who head America's...

    37. December 13, 2007

      Citi limits UK imports

      Sir Win Bischoff's appointment as chairman of Citigroup puts him among an elite of British executives who head America's...

    38. December 12, 2007

      World View: Citi swims against tide with split role at top

      Sir Win Bischoff’s appointment as chairman of Citigroup puts him among an elite of British executives who head America’s...

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