Sweet spot: Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian at a ceremony in the RDS last Friday at which he was awarded the Gold Medal for industry in recognition of his success with Aryzta and previously IAWS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aryzta boss Owen Killian tells a story about returning to Dublin from Zurich in January 2010. At the time, Ireland was in financial meltdown: unemp(...)

 Advertisement for Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd (ICI) – image taken from the British Catalogue of Plastics publication, 1948. Photograph:  Science & Society Picture Library/SSPL/Getty Images

For most of the 20th century Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) was Britain’s leading industrial company. It was formed in 1926 through the merger of (...)

 Alex Ferguson and David Moyes: Ferguson’s “hairdryer treatment” became the stuff of legend, whereas Moyes’s interest in management theory was seen by some as a sign of weakness rather than evidence of an inquiring mind. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

The most poignant detail in the fall of David Moyes concerned his reading matter on the flight back home from his team’s Champions League defea(...)

GSOC was set up with the very clear objective of investigating complaints against members of An Garda Síochána and that asking it to act as a confidential recipient may not achieve the aim of encouraging whistleblowers to come forward, the conference heard. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

GSOC should not be appointed as a confidential recipient for Garda whistle-blowers as members may be reluctant to confide in a body which may h(...)

‘When will your business die’ is one of the intriguing questions posed in Rowland’s Smith thought-provoking book. Referencing Jim Collins’ bestselling(...)