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  1. May 12, 2013

    Monica Medina

    Monica Medina is executive director of the Wharton Public Policy Initiative at the Wharton School at the University of...

  2. January 25, 2012

    Humble braggarts’ tales best read in bursts

    If you read World Changers – 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business As We Knew It in one go, two strange things happen. The...

  1. January 20, 2012

    Corporate chicanery

    The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, by Tim Wu, Atlantic, RRP£9.99, 368 pages The Bell Telephone...

  2. 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...

  3. May 31, 2011

    Who are the true entrepreneurs anyway?

    Are entrepreneurs really so different from other business people? As the musician is supposed to have said to the audience...

  4. April 29, 2011

    Argentina aims to limit land sales

    Argentina, a leading food producer, wants to ensure Chinese and other foreign investors do not snap up one of its key...

  5. December 10, 2010

    Philanthropy

    Thank you, Paris Hilton. The billionaires of the world may be starting to realise that handing over untold wealth to their...

  6. November 29, 2010

    Why do business titans need to ‘give back’?

    “I think a lot about having time to give back to the community,” Irene Rosenfeld, chief executive of Kraft Foods of the US,...

  7. August 5, 2010

    US rich pledge half of fortunes to charity

    More than 30 US billionaires have pledged to give at least half of their fortunes to charity as part of a campaign...

  8. July 30, 2010

    Veteran newsman who helped shape America’s golden age

    Dan Schorr’s final broadcast, his regular Saturday morning commentary on the news for National Public Radio, was heard just...

  9. February 3, 2010

    Malcolm Gladwell's business blindspot

    If you want to understand and write about entrepreneurs, then there is no substitute for working with them. I have spent...

  10. February 2, 2010

    Malcolm Gladwell’s business blindspot

    If you want to understand and write about entrepreneurs, then there is no substitute for working with them. I have spent...

  11. January 16, 2010

    Rightwingers fail to prevent donation surge

    Private US aid groups yesterday said that donations for disaster relief in Haiti could break all records in spite - or...

  12. January 15, 2010

    Rightwingers fail to dent US donations

    Private US aid groups on Friday said that donations for disaster relief in Haiti could break all records in spite – or...

  13. December 29, 2009

    The $164bn question that stumped AOL

    The millennium hangovers had just eased when AOL, the dial-up provider that introduced America to the world wide web,...

  14. December 28, 2009

    The $164bn question that stumped AOL

    The millennium hangovers had just eased when AOL, the dial-up provider that introduced America to the world wide web,...

  15. October 9, 2009

    Accolade brings few home comforts

    During last year’s US general election, John McCain’s campaign had fun depicting Barack Obama as the political version of...

  16. October 8, 2009

    The death of the media mogul

    When Reinhard Mohn, the man who turned Bertelsmann from a printer of Protestant bibles in a small town in Germany to a...

  17. October 7, 2009

    The death of the media mogul

    When Reinhard Mohn, the man who turned Bertelsmann from a printer of Protestant bibles in a small town in Germany to a...

  18. FT Tech Hub

    July 28, 2009

    The plan to revive a fallen giant

    It is clear from the moment visitors step into the lobby of AOL’s New York headquarters that this soon-to-be-spun-off...

  19. July 27, 2009

    The plan to revive a fallen giant

    It is clear from the moment visitors step into the lobby of AOL's New York headquarters that this soon-to-be-spun-off...

  20. July 26, 2009

    Plan to revive a fallen giant

    It is clear from the moment visitors step into the lobby of AOL’s New York headquarters that this soon-to-be-spun-off...

  21. June 25, 2009

    When the giving stops

    Note of caution: US data suggests that giving falls off 12-18 months after an economic downturn In the ornate surroundings...

  22. March 3, 2009

    Tax-break plan to tackle poverty

    A bold proposal to raise over $75bn (£53bn) to relieve world poverty using more generous tax breaks for billionaires was...

  23. November 1, 2008

    Scouting the pampas

    My sojourn in the sun was all too brief; I was mainly occupied in professional pursuits on behalf of my client. It was a...

  24. October 1, 2008

    Smart solution for corporate philanthropists

    When Ted Turner pledged 11 years ago to give $1bn to the United Nations to cover the unpaid dues of the US, there was an...

  25. October 1, 2008

    Smart solution for corporate philanthropists

    When Ted Turner pledged 11 years ago to give $1bn to the United Nations to cover the unpaid dues of the US, there was an...

  26. September 30, 2008

    Smart solution for corporate philanthropists

    When Ted Turner pledged 11 years ago to give $1bn to the United Nations to cover the unpaid dues of the US, there was an...

  27. May 17, 2008

    Where the bison still roam

    Buffalo don't just roam, they cook nicely too. We'd seen a herd loose on the plains so it seemed fitting to order the...

  28. May 18, 2007

    Malone buys Braves from Time Warner

    Billionaire John Malone has bought the Atlanta Braves baseball team from Time Warner as part of a swap of assets and cash...

  29. November 16, 2006

    Rise of the competitive philanthropists

    In 1996, Ted Turner complained that the super-rich were being corrupted by the Forbes 400 list. An impolitic billionaire...

  30. November 15, 2006

    Rise of the competitive philanthropists

    In 1996, Ted Turner complained that the super-rich were being corrupted by the Forbes 400 list. An impolitic billionaire who...

  31. September 21, 2006

    Observer: Back in the ring

    Ted Turner may not have the profile he used to, but he is still trying to change the world. And not just through his United...

  32. September 20, 2006

    Observer

    The stated mission of the Council on Foreign Relations, the prestigious New York membership-based association, is to foster...

  33. June 30, 2006

    A Roman nose for business

    ROME, INC: The Rise and Fall of the First Multinational Corporation by Stanley Bing Norton & Co ₤15.99, 192 pages Augustus,...

  34. May 19, 2006

    Turner waves goodbye to Time

    Instead of adding another memorable quote to his colourful repertoire, Ted Turner’s parting words to Time Warner were...

  35. May 13, 2006

    Time Warner buys out Liberty's CourtTV stake

    Time Warner yesterday took full control of Court TV, the cable channel specialising in trial coverage, by agreeing to buy...

  36. May 2, 2006

    Observer: Auctioning The Ted

    John Malone's Liberty Media is poised to take control of the Atlanta Braves baseball team as part of a $2.5bn asset swap...

  37. April 7, 2006

    Turner and daughter

    Ted Turner says he has often considered running for US president but, at 67 years of age, his "opportunity has passed"....

  38. April 7, 2006

    Observer: Turner and daughter

    Ted Turner says that while he has often considered entering the race for the White House, at 67 years of age, his...

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