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Articles from July 1

15th Anniversary: 35 Women under 35 2015 - Making Their Mark
Bright, fearless and determined to follow their passions, this year's 35 Women Under 35 are breaking new ground in business. Dr Nasrin Hafezparast was set to become a radiologist. After studying medicine for five years and working as a junior doctor...
Books: Creating a World without Managers
The author's idea of eliminating bosses may appeal to some, but in the end it's people who make businesses, says Stefan Stern Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World Brian J Robertson Portfolio Penguin, pounds 14.99...
Books: Taking the Lead from Conductors
The book's comparisons between running an orchestra and a business give plenty to think about, says Jeremy Woods The Ignorant Maestro Itay Talgam Portfolio Penguin, pounds 14.99 Itay Talgam believes in the gift of the gap. He also believes...
Books: When Good Bosses Go Bad
The dictator, the narcissist, the plain old corrupt - this whistle-stop tour of where leaders go wrong makes a rollercoaster read, says Rebecca Alexander. Backstabbers and Bullies: How to Cope with the Dark Side of People at Work Adrian Furnham...
Company Vitae: BT
The phone giant Brits love to hate is investing pounds 20bn in TV and mobile. Formative years For a tech firm it's old - BT's origins lie way back in the mid-1800s, predating even Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the phone in 1878 For much...
Crash Course: Getting the Sun to Shine on Your Hospitality
Summer's here and with it Wimbledon, The Ashes, Glyndebourne and a host of other sporting and cultural delights. So order in the Pimm's and strawberries, and ensure your hospitality event goes off with a swing. What's the purpose? Austerity is still...
Diary
Becoming AN UBER fan - why the greeks aren't that bothered about grexit - surrounded by sporting sleaze. Since I cycle every day in London, I am not a great user of cabs, black or mini, and my sons' attempts to introduce me to Uber fell on stony...
Editor's Letter: The Women Leading the Way
Observant readers will notice that I'm the only male featured on this page. July/August is traditionally MT's women's special with the announcement of our 35 Under 35 list (it's the 15th anniversary too). Well done to this year's winners. Over the...
Everything You Know about Business Is Wrong: Fixing the Unfixable
How many times have you come across problems at work that are routinely dismissed as being 'too hard' or 'unfixable'? The NHS is the classic example of a huge 'unfixable' problem. Despite the fact that there have been no shortages of fixes, health...
Gear & Gizmos
Wear an airy shirt, write with the ultimate pen, make ice cream and go for a hike. EMMETT AIRTEX SHIRT Pounds 145 Invented in 1888, Aertex was the first 'performance' fabric. (If you don't include chain mail.) It's a Brit textile from Manchester...
How I Beat the Odds: Sara Bell, CEO, Tempus Energy
I've always been an outsider. My family moved to Sweden when I was a baby. By the time we moved back to Reading, I was 11 - and Swedish. My school bus journeys were punctuated by cries of 'go home bloody foreigner'. I soon learned I would never...
Life/Style: Michelle Mone
The founder of lingerie brand Ultimo (and an original 35 Women Under 35er) is a juicing convert and can do the splits WORK Clean hair makes me perform. I use Fudge shampoo and have a professional blow dry for 90 minutes every day, while I clear...
Luton's Hangar Heroes
With profits soaring, Carolyn McCall has taken easyJet to new heights in her five years in charge. Matthew Gwyther spent the day with the CEO and her team and discovered running an airline can be a bumpy ride. It's easy to forget, with a capitalisation...
Motor Mouth: VW Passat Estate GT
This smart and spacious car was a breeze to drive on holiday in France, but Matthew Gwyther wasn't entirely swept away The VW Passat is the reverse of a shouty car. And that's not meant as an insult. We all squirmed when Iain Duncan-Smith warned...
My Own Views
Campaigning CEOs can be successful, but they must pick a cause that's right for their brand and business. I really felt for Howard Schultz over the recent 'Starbucks takes on race' debacle. I know he was genuinely moved by recent hotwire events...
Self Coach. Leadership Qualities
Wherever you are in the seniority stakes, there's a lot you can do to enhance your skills as a good leader. Rate yourself against these attributes. HONESTY This is the number one quality we want in our leaders, according to surveys worldwide....
Self-Service: Rage against the Machine
From swiping groceries to printing boarding passes, companies increasingly make us do more for ourselves. But who benefits from self-service, and is the aggro worth it? For either side. Buying a stamp at the post office used to be simple. You queued...
Smoke & Mirrors: When a Member of the Royal Family Arrives for Work Experience, the Comms Chief Starts a Hacking Scandal
MONDAY Marsha on reception is wearing a hat. That's unusual for three reasons Firstly, she works indoors. Secondly, she normally takes very little interest in her appearance. Thirdly, it looks like the kind of hat you'd wear to a wedding or possibly...
Start-Up Winners
The three top companies on the MT/eBay Digital Small Business Power List, voted by MT readers, are using technology for etail solutions, graduate advice and pre-testing products 1ST XS ITEMS The winner of the inaugural MT/eBay Digital Small Business...
The Contenders
The full MT/eBay Digital Small Business Power List - as nominated by our panel of experts, entrepreneurs and investors, who name their favourite small firms that do something new and disruptive JAMES MEEKINGS, co-founder and chief commercial officer,...
The MT Interview: Mike Coupe
With dipping sales figures, the rise of the discounters and a charismatic predecessor to live up to, you would have thought the new CEO of Sainsbury's might be a little daunted. But you'd be wrong. Mike Coupe gestures around him. 'We will stay in...
Think Again: Taking Lessons from Sepp Blatter
Had Sigmund Freud been an architect, he would have probably approved of the design of the FIFA headquarters building in Zurich: two-thirds of it is underground, much like the repressed dark side tendencies that Freud ascribed to the human unconscious....
What Glass Ceiling?
Engineering may no longer be entirely male dominated, but women still need role models. When I was training as an engineer 25 years ago, I had to spend a month in a team of 40- to 50-year-old draftsmen. There were girly calendars on the walls. In...
What's Your Problem?
It's vital that he realises this is not just a friendly chat that he can simply shrug off I don't like to admit it because I recruited him three years ago, but it's increasingly clear that one of my reports has become a shirker. He now does just...
When a Soft Approach Makes Sense on Soft Skills
Soft skills such as communication, teamwork and time management have become increasingly essential in the workplace. MT in association with McDonald's put together a panel of experts to discuss the best way these core qualities can be developed and...
You Live & You Learn: Vicky Pryce
Chief economic adviser at CEBR and ex-wife of disgraced former cabinet Minister Chris Huhne My father always taught me that girls could do at least as well as boys He let me move from Greece to the UK on my own to study for my A levels It was hugely...
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