What can Ernest Hemingway teach us about industrial disruption? The master of terse prose was more concerned with war, pugilism and other overt displa(...)

Microsoft  is struggling with declining PC sales and a lukewarm reception for its new Windows 8 operating system. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Despite a sharp slump in global sales of personal computers, Microsoft said its third-quarter profit rose 19 per cent, driven by rising sales f(...)