Pedestrians walk by the New York Stock Exchange on September 15th, 2008, in New York City, US. File photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

On Monday September 15th, 2008, Americans woke to the news that Lehman Brothers, one of the giants of US banking, was filing for bankruptcy. TV screen(...)

Fidget spinners are wholesaling from Chinese factories for as little as 50 US cent. Photograph: Reuters

When Ryan Weaver was laid off from his job on an Alaskan oil rig last year, he says he turned to God to give him “just one idea” to pay off the $160,0(...)

Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton: through the first three rounds of this season’s he had had a 91 per cent kicking success rate. Photograph: Inpho

Risk versus reward. That’s at the heart of the silent process a rugby union captain goes through in those moments after a penalty has been awarded bef(...)

By pushing a button on your iPhone, consumers will be able to  make a purchase at one of the thousands of retail locations, including Macy’s or Walgreens stores, using the new service. No wallet, cash or plastic card necessary.(Photogaph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

David Donohue has a tough relationship with his wallet and the items inside it. He has lost his wallet twice in the past year. He has fallen victim to(...)

Stanford graduates had the best salary prospects according to a Financial Times survey. Photograph: Stephen Rose/Liaison

US university Harvard may have the top ranked MBA programme in the world according to the latest global MBA survey from The Financial Times, but which(...)

The Twitter logo is displayed ahead of the company’s IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Shares in Twitter went on sale earlier today to the public for the first time, instantly leaping more than 70 per cent above their offering price in (...)

Design-oriented firms such as Apple have shown how design thinking can directly affect business results, yet most managers lack a proper sense of how (...)

Professor Rita McGrath

Finding a real competitive advantage in an industry has been likened to discovering the Holy Grail in the corporate strategy stakes. However, it’s an (...)