Shay Garvey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shay Garvey has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board of The Irish Times DAC. Mr Garvey is a co-founder of Frontline Ventures, an e(...)

Can an MBA lead to early retirement on a tropical island? Photograph: iStock

A wealthy businessman visits a small Pacific island where he notices a fisherman landing his catch. Impressed, he asks him how long it took. The fis(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg ‘continually fails to show the levels of leadership and personal responsibility that should be expected from someone who sits at the top of one of the world’s biggest companies’. File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Mark Paul wrote a perceptive assessment in an opinion piece on January 24th last. The business affairs correspondent of this newspaper observed the te(...)

Senior vice-president of Samsung Electronics America Dave Das showcases the QLED 8K smart television during CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

There’s a reason why those big, feature-packed televisions are so affordable, even the cutting-edge new ones shown off this month at the annual Las Ve(...)

New Year’s Eve in Dublin. Colleagues in the FT office on New Year’s Day this year were competing not about how late they stayed out the night before but about who managed to get to bed before 10pm. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Clearly none of us is getting any younger. But it still seemed remarkable that colleagues in the FT office on New Year’s Day were competing not about (...)

Workplace stress is a highly complex problem, fraught with “psychosocial risks”, according to the ESRI. Photograph: iStock

In recent weeks, two illustrious bodies have flagged problems with the Irish psyche. The OECD told us that 18.5 per cent of Irish people have a mental(...)

GE reported a $22.8 billion (€20 billion) loss for the third quarter on Tuesday, largely due to a writedown in the value of its GE Power business

General Electric slashed its quarterly dividend to just 1 cent per share and said it would split its power unit into two businesses as new chief execu(...)

A diner gets a manicure while waiting for a table at a Haidilao restaurant, China’s most popular hot pot chain, in Beijing. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/ The New York Times

Sometimes, Shang Feifei goes to a restaurant just for the manicures. On a recent Wednesday night, the 40-year-old sat patiently at a downtown Beijing(...)

Prof Nien-hê Hsieh is to deliver the Laurence Crowley Lecture at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School on October 1st.
Making business a force for good

Growing concerns about the power of individual corporations and the pace of change in the digital economy have led to calls for a new ethical code to (...)

Mike Bloomberg at Bloomberg on  Harcourt Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The three-time former mayor of New York City, serial flirter with US presidential bids and 11th richest man in the world has got his emerald tie on. (...)

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