The Apple Watch is cool, it’s beautiful, it’s powerful, and it’s easy to use. But it’s not essential.

I’m in a meeting with 14 people, in mid-sentence, when I feel a tap-tap-tap on my wrist. I stop talking, tilt my head, and whip my arm aggressively in(...)

Tiago Mascarenhas, co-founder of English language school Seda College

What is unique about your business? The number of students we have, and the fact that we have created our own sales channels. The college has 2,000 st(...)

I had one goal for my little microprocessor: for its red light to blink when connected to a power supply. It did. Success

It takes all kinds at TechShop. On any given day you might see a muscly, tattooed biker contemplatively working away on a sewing machine. Across the r(...)

 Sir Ernest Shackleton: objective shifted from adventure and personal glory to guaranteeing a safe return home for himself and his crew.  Photograph: Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn uses the story of Irish-born polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s failed expedition to cross Antarctica to(...)

 Apple chiefs are throwing their weight behind the new unauthorised biography,  Becoming Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs prized secrecy from his executives and employees during his tenure at Apple. Now his top lieutenants are speaking out – to help shape the l(...)

The fact that mindfulness programmes are now one the most attended sessions in at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos is a sure sign that the ide(...)

Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone, co-founder of Twitter and Super, speaks during the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.

How much hot air goes into a festival hosting hundreds of events over five days? Quite a bit, it seems.South by South West (SXSW) began 29 years ago a(...)

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, speaks about the Apple Watch. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

It is a rule of consumer technology that prices fall: what starts as an unfeasibly expensive gizmo eventually becomes affordable and accessible. The (...)

‘So important is the need for tech companies to reinvent the market that they find themselves spending millions devising solutions for problems that don’t exist.’ Above, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

I am going to hold my breath and make a prediction that appears to defy the drift of history. The launch of the Apple Watch is the computing giant’s c(...)

Niall Phelan, co-founder Rye River Brewery Company

Rye River Brewery, based in Co Kildare, produces a number of beers under the McGargles brand. The group, established in 2013, employs 47 people and (...)