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Articles from August 1

Chartered Management Institute: In My Opinion
Gill Rider, head of the Civil Service Capability Group and a Companion of the CMI, argues that as the civil service faces extraordinary challenges, strong leadership has never been more important. My three years in the civil service have shown me...
Crash Course in ... Leading by Example
As Albert Einstein put it: 'Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.' Willie Walsh is asking BA staff to follow him in working a month unpaid, and leaders are now expected to offer model behaviour. So...
Decisions: Marcia Kilgore - Soap & Glory and FitFlop
Health and beauty entrepreneur, Founder of Bliss Spa MY BEST ... Was selling the last shares in Bliss when I was going to have a baby, because when I'm on my deathbed, I don't want to regret not having spent time with my young child. Prioritising...
Don't You Believe It ... Winners Always Give 110%
This is one business cliche I'd nominate for removal from the language. I wouldn't recruit someone using it for a job in finance or anything involving numbers, because it isn't possible. The most you can give is 100% - trust me, I have a degree...
Editorial: Has India's Time Come at Last?
Few people forget their first encounter with India. In the mid-'80s, I found myself in Bombay (as we called it then), doing 1,500 words of 'colour' on the metropolis in the monsoon, discovering, in the soggy process, that there were 19 people in...
Fast-Track: India
Corporate India is charging headlong into the global economy. But will persistent problems - poor education, infrastructure, corruption - derail it? Emma De Vita reports from Mumbai. Ratan Tata, the 71-year-old chairman of Tata Group, India's largest...
Gerald Ronson: If I Had to Start Again
I wouldn't change what I do. I'm very lucky. I may work 80 to 90 hours a week, but I'm doing something I love. It's not work, it's a hobby. Not everybody is blessed with that. I would continue to follow my instincts: I've got a good feel for...
Masterclass: Social Networking
What is it? Get with it, granddad! We're talking MySpace, Bebo and, especially, Facebook and Twitter here. These web 2.0 phenomena have made some of the web 1.0 fantasies come true. You know: individuals in control, pushing their own messages out...
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It's the highbrow hit of the internet. The intellectually curious just can't resist the teasers on the Arts & Letters Daily website that take them to places they've never been before. Mark Lasswell explains a phenomenon that offers much more...
Motor Mouth
Honda's Insight 1.3 SE handles like an empty crisp bag, but that isn't the point. Sathnam Sanghera takes up 'tamagotchi driving' What strikes you most on first sitting in the Honda Insight, a green car presumably made as light as possible to reduce...
On the Slab: Russia
Russia's economy shrank by 10.1% in the first half of 2009. A combination of the credit crunch, falling oil and other commodity prices and the collapse of the rouble have made Russia look like the sick man of BRIC (the grouping that also includes...
Small Steps to Better Energy Efficiency
In association with British Gas Business, MT invited SME bosses and specialists to discuss a subject that, with the challenges of recession and climate-change, has taken on an urgency. Andy Saunders: How important is energy efficiency to you as...
Summer in the City
August is a time for personal indulgence and just ticking over. We need to be ready for the onslaught of work come September. This year, we are spending the summer at home in London. This is partly in response to the recession. It just doesn't seem...
The MT Diary: Bundred Cuts to the Truth; Last Quango in London; Doghouse Days Await George Osborne
Over the summer, battle lines are being drawn up ahead of the election, which must come next May - or earlier, if Peter Mandelson decides Labour will do better if the party fights it with another leader. One presumes he'll tell the prime minister when...
The MT Interview: Iain Coucher
The boss of Network Rail isn't in it for the popularity, but forgoing a pounds 400k bonus might be a shrewd PR move. The soft-spoken former missile designer brings an engineer's eye and a steely determination to champion what he sees as an unrecognised...
The Sharp End: A Catering Test at Lord's
As England fights for the Ashes, Oliver Bennett plays batman at the Nursery end. On the streets of St John's Wood, the scalpers are out: 'Tickets! Anyone got tickets?' The third day of the Ashes Test is a hot number, the chance to rectify decades...
What Gives in Philanthropy?
Despite the exigencies of the economic downturn, corporate charity giving hasn't fallen off the proverbial cliff. Has the credit crunch pricked boardroom consciences? Charities are certainly following a more sophisticated gameplan to forge powerful...
What's Your Problem?
Q. As business development manager for a medium-sized company, I'm becoming increasingly frustrated with senior management, whose obsession with avoiding risk during the downturn means that they are continually refusing to give me the go-ahead to capitalise...
Your Route to the Top: Smart Negotiation
Talk to the big cheeses. Negotiations are pointless without the right people present. Find out who holds the real power and make sure they (or their best alternatives) are at the table. Listen up. Small talk reveals big issues. As you settle, ask...
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