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Last July, Irish media and advertising industry veterans Úna Herlihy and Peter McPartlin launched The Indie List. It’s an online talent management pla(...)

Telephone operators receiving long distance calls at a  London exchange in 1946. More telephones meant even more switchboard operators.  Photograph: Getty Images

In 1950 the popular adoption of a new technology was being increasingly threatened by an imminent staff shortage. The rapid growth of telephones was b(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is stepping back from the day to day running of the business. Photograph: John Locher/AP

Jeff Bezos has a formulation about one-way doors and two-way doors –decisions that are irreversible and permanent and those that can always be unwound(...)

Current MBA students hope the pandemic will leave them better equipped for the future. File photograph: Getty Images

Two months after starting an MBA at Inséad in France, Aubrey Keller found himself in lockdown at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau. “I did not e(...)

Jeffrey Toobin: banned ‘indefinitely’ from podcasts and airwaves after incident. Photograph: Robert Ascroft

Until Jeffrey Toobin’s fateful appointment with Zoom on October 15th, his quarantine was going better than most people’s. In August his eighth book, T(...)

Studies show the most productive workplaces are those that give staff the choice of where to work - in the office or from home.

The problem with the expression “the new normal”, says Amy Edmondson, leadership professor at Harvard Business School, is that it has the word “normal(...)

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(...)

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