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  1. March 23, 2014

    In defence of sycophantic wage slaves

    If you are reading this, the chances are that you are a sycophant, an arse-kisser and a phoney. The majority of FT readers...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 13, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - Richard Branson is the mirror image of a Russian oligarch… - Corporate versus Co-operative: a...

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  1. Understanding Entrepreneurs 2013

    An interview with the winner of the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year award...
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  1. FT Alphaville

    March 3, 2014

    Stratospheric property (seriously)

    Late last year we speculated that if anything was going to disrupt the London property bull market it was going to be a...

  2. February 11, 2014

    Branson closes in on Virgin America IPO

    Virgin America, the US carrier launched by billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, is closing in on an initial public...

  3. February 10, 2014

    Bristol Spaceplanes joins tourism race

    Bristol Spaceplanes, a small UK company, has entered the galactic race by trying to develop a spaceplane aimed at making...

  4. February 5, 2014

    ‘Branson:Behind the Mask’ by Tom Bower

    Branson: Behind the Mask by Tom Bower, Faber & Faber, £20 Few entrepreneurs have grasped as clearly as Sir Richard Branson...

  5. The World

    January 24, 2014

    Davos press: What to read this morning

    By Lindsay Whipp Some solid newsworthy talk at the world’s most-expensive talkfest hit our screens yesterday. Not even a...

  6. The World

    January 23, 2014

    Davos view: The power of women

    Just sometimes, you encounter somebody or something that shatters your preconceptions of Davos. I attended a private dinner...

  7. January 20, 2014

    Bosses in drag can set a good tone at the top

    In the dreary annals of presentations about corporate values, ABN Amro chairman Gerrit Zalm’s recent performance for the...

  8. December 8, 2013

    Views my own: five Twitter bio clichés to avoid

    Boris Johnson says nothing at all. Warren Buffett gives his job title. Sir Richard Branson declares himself to be a...

  9. October 30, 2013

    Entrepreneurs given a business plan

    When asked about their career ambitions, one in four UK secondary school pupils say they want to run their own company....

  10. October 28, 2013

    A wobbly ‘march of the makers’

    Can a country reshape its economy by political will? Joseph Stalin dragged the Soviet Union from the agrarian to the...

  11. October 13, 2013

    Sir Richard Branson denies that he ‘left Britain for tax reasons’

    Sir Richard Branson has had to defend his tax arrangements after a spotlight was cast on the billionaire’s decision to move...

  12. September 18, 2013

    IoD chief to call for wide reform of EU powers

    The EU has lost its way and needs “fundamental reform”, but there is little appetite among businesses for withdrawal, the...

  13. August 18, 2013

    Chief of Virgin Atlantic fuels profit hopes in joint venture

    The new chief executive of Virgin Atlantic Airways has expressed a “high” level of confidence that the UK airline can return...

  14. August 2, 2013

    Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and more on perfect summers

    Mira Nair, film-maker How are you spending the summer? I’m spending the summer at our home in Kampala, weaning myself off my...

  15. July 23, 2013

    A balancing act in corporate citizenship

    Do companies need a set of values? Is the objective of making a profit a necessary but insufficient condition for those in...

  16. June 28, 2013

    Camping with Branson

    For all the animals I see in Kenya – the great herds of zebra and the dainty Thomson’s gazelle, mangy hyenas, all but one of...

  17. June 24, 2013

    When the hard sell comes from the head

    Caught in a traffic jam on his way to a gala in New Jersey this month, Sir Richard Branson bought drinks at a local shop and...

  18. June 11, 2013

    Leadership: Art of delegation provides key to success

    Entrepreneurship is often presented as the achievement of individuals, defying the odds and proving that their idea or way...

  19. May 16, 2013

    Virgin Australia shares hit by profit warning

    Virgin Australia has blamed weak economic conditions and a move to a new reservations system for a profit downgrade that...

  20. April 22, 2013

    UK business group backs EU rethink

    Business has nothing to fear from an attempt to rewrite Britain’s position in the EU, a new campaign group will say as it...

  21. April 10, 2013

    Nice guys don’t always finish last

    Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success By Adam Grant, Viking/ Weidenfeld & Nicolson, $29.95/£20 The financial...

  22. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2013

    The Weekender: April 6

    The week in emerging markets, with our most read stories, five things we have learned, and five days in a chart – this week,...

  23. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2013

    Virgin looks to take on America Movil in Colombia

    Ding, ding, ding. Get ready to rumble. Sir Richard Branson, the airline to mobile phone billionaire, has landed in Colombia...

  24. March 24, 2013

    West Coast rail contract extended

    Virgin Rail’s contract to run services on the London to Glasgow route will be extended beyond the end of next year as...

  25. February 24, 2013

    From oil painter to the C-suite

    Bob Collymore almost likes all the abuse he gets. It is a tribute, says the smiling chief executive of Safaricom, Kenya’s...

  26. February 10, 2013

    End of the line for the landline

    On LinkedIn is a picture of David Cameron in shirtsleeves at his desk in 10 Downing Street making a call to President Barack...

  27. January 14, 2013

    Who really wants out of the EU?

    If it came to a British in-out referendum on membership of the EU, how many business leaders would be in the “out” camp?...

  28. January 13, 2013

    Small business backs Cameron over EU

    David Cameron’s desire to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with Europe has received backing from many in the UK’s...

  29. January 8, 2013

    Business leaders warn Cameron on EU terms

    Leading British business figures have warned David Cameron that he risks destabilising the economy inadvertently taking...

  30. January 4, 2013

    Private equity bets on retail banking

    The cobbled streets of a tranquil cathedral city may seem an unlikely setting for the world of US private equity to make an...

  31. January 3, 2013

    Branson warns against quitting EU

    Britain would be foolish to quit the EU because Europe is likely to be in “far better shape” than the US in a few years’...

  32. January 2, 2013

    UK faces prolonged stagnation, says poll

    Almost three-quarters of the leaders of Britain’s largest companies fear the country faces a prolonged period of stagnation...

  33. December 16, 2012

    Branson launches campaign to end slavery

    A group of corporate executives including the UK’s Sir Richard Branson and Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest have...

  34. December 10, 2012

    Branson vows to hold on to Virgin stake

    Sir Richard Branson on Monday signalled he is not planning to relinquish control of Virgin Atlantic, as Delta Air Lines of...

  35. December 9, 2012

    Virgin keeps a low profile in healthcare

    By Gill Plimmer When Sir Richard Branson launched his airline, mobile phone service and train company, there were...

  36. December 7, 2012

    Delta eyes Singapore’s Virgin stake

    The prospect of Sir Richard Branson getting a new partner at Virgin Atlantic re-emerged this week when Singapore Airlines...

  37. December 3, 2012

    North Atlantic venture eyes Virgin assets

    Virgin Atlantic is looking at joining a north Atlantic joint venture between Delta Air Lines and Air France-KLM as part of...

  38. November 30, 2012

    Something for the weekend

    Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson are all famous for being hugely successful without a traditional university or...

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