British motocross rider Jamie Squibb performs a jump against the backdrop of the more corporate Canary Wharf area.Photograph: AP Photo / Matt Dunham
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Hedge fund manager John Paulson: joins a parade of the financial industry’s richest figures making donations to their alma maters, but he rejected criticism his gift perpetuates inequality by endowing money on an elite university. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

John Paulson, the hedge fund manager famed for betting against US housing in 2007, has made the largest ever donation to Harvard University, giving $4(...)

 It may surprise, but tech gurus are limiting the amount of screen time their children get. Photograph: Anders Andersson/Getty

When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, expla(...)

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Zappos staff: “Like American high school kids celebrating the end of term.” Photograph: Zappos

Zappos. com is a company that sells shoes over the internet. It is very successful. Sales last year were $1 billion. Its business is not built on some(...)