• Ben Ainslie: America’s Cup

    Ben Ainslie is finding the competitive edge he achieves in sport translates well to business, in his quest for America’s Cup glory

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  • Communication breakdown?

    Sir Richard Branson said communication is “the thing humans forgot when we invented words”. His quip takes on resonance with a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit which finds firms failing to capitalise on investments to enhance innovation because of misgivings about working with overseas colleagues.
    The study, sponsored by EF Education First, found four […]

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  • The new issue of Director out now

    The April issue of Director magazine is out now. Editor Lysanne Currie previews what’s inside…

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  • Does being negative pay?

    Is the coffee mug on your desk always half-empty? Negativity could be a good thing for your payslip, according to new research from HEC Paris Business School. According to the findings, less optimistic executives could be better off than more positive peers – as upbeat individuals often accept smaller pay packages because of their cheerier […]

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  • Inflation rate drops to zero

    UK inflation fell to zero per cent in February – the lowest since records began, according to official figures

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  • UK solar eclipse

    Spring may be just around the corner, but there’s no escaping the gloom on 20 March, as Britain experiences a solar eclipse – during which 90 per cent of the sun will appear covered in parts of the UK
    Beginning at around 8.30am tomorrow, the moon will pass directly between the sun and the earth in […]

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  • The IoD responds to the March budget

    Simon Walker has applauded the canny and caution prevalent within chancellor George Osborne’s sixth budget

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  • Queen opens kennels

    Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, played host to Her Majesty The Queen on Tuesday, as she opened new kennels

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  • Budget 2015: IoD reaction

    Christian May, the IoD’s head of communications, discusses the budget with head of taxation Stephen Herring and senior infrastructure policy advisor Dan Lewis

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  • IoD calls for tax reform

    The IoD is calling for radical tax reform in order to unleash growth and promote enterprise

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  • Rise of the famwich

    The rise of the single-person household was one of the most influential trends to affect the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market in recent decades. But now there’s a new trend in the opposite direction – one that may have even greater impact, not just for that industry, but right across the UK business spectrum, says […]

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  • The URL turns 30

    The URL is 30 years old this month. Symbolics Computer Corporation registered the first ever domain name, way back on 15 March 1985. The most valuable URL in the history of the web, perhaps unsurprisingly, remains Sex.com, which was sold for $13m (£8.4m) in 2010.

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