The Savoy Hotel in London – just one of many high-profile international businesses that have become masters at minimising tax. Photograph: iStock

The Savoy Hotel has been welcoming its well-heeled and connected clientele for 131 years. But for all the Art Deco design and the sublime personal ser(...)

Positives from the pandemic: Máire Gilmartin of St Vincent's University Hospital in PPE; a climate protest near the Dáil; and traffic on the M50 in west Dublin. Photographs: Alan Betson

The crisis presents the country with huge threats. But it also shows us new ways forward – in health, housing, the public service, work and lifesty(...)

Before the pandemic, Jeff Bezos increasingly spent his time away from Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle. Photograph: The New York Times

At the end of February, Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, were in France discussing climate change with Presid(...)

‘One company has started all its virtual meetings by having participants click on images of Patrick from SpongeBob SquarePants to indicate how they’re feeling’

One of the most difficult aspects of the coronavirus crisis to deal with is the disruption of the basic human ritual of grieving. Rituals provide stru(...)

Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School. Photograph: Jodi Hilton/The New York Times

Clayton Christensen, the management thinker who conceived and developed the idea of “disruptive innovation” and influenced generations of business stu(...)

‘When companies are small, they can be more flexible and responsive, whereas when they grow, they become a pyramid where information is passed from bottom to top and decisions from top to bottom. In the internet era, this is too slow,’ says Haier’s chief executive, Zhang Ruimin

In 1985, shortly after Zhang Ruimin had reluctantly taken over running the small and near bankrupt Qingdao General Fridge factory in China, legend has(...)

A desire among millennials to know  the origin, breed and feed involved in producing the beef they eat was  leading to growth ‘on the premium side’ of the meat market. File image: Kristina Barker/The New York Times.

Millennials are leading a global revolution by asking demanding questions about how food is produced and its impact on the environment, a conference o(...)

A panel at the Conservative party conference in Manchester muses about how to get Brexit on. Or possibly done. Photograph: Ian Forsyth / Getty Images.

Image of the week: Get your Brexit on Another week, another set of Brexit horrors in mantra-loving Britain, where in the bubble of the Conservative P(...)

Entrepreneurs are typically good at stepping off the treadmill to spend time thinking. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Returning from holiday might seem like a good time to knock the cobwebs off your career plan or to confront some of the elephants in the room at work.(...)

Made for $400,000, Easy Rider  took $60 million at the box office

The 1960s began 50 years ago this week. Okay, we may be a few years off the mark. That decade may have begun with the release of Bonnie and Clyde two (...)

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