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Extrovert CEOs may be more likely to hurt their companies than to help them. Photograph: iStock

The stereotypical image of a successful corporate leader is of a charismatic extrovert, a persuasive and sociable fellow (it’s usually a fellow) who c(...)

Alan Turing, the cryptanalyst who broke German codes during the second World War, noted in 1945 that the world would need a great deal of mathematicians because of complexity involved in programming machines.

Some 75 years ago, there were but a few electromechanical computers worldwide, used to break military encryption. Even just 40 years ago, at that time(...)

Merrion Hotel: Bill Gates of Microsoft stayed there last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pretax profits at the five-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin rose by 29 per cent last year to €4.14 million on the back of strong average room rates and re(...)

Yemeni children in the city of Taez listen to their teacher this month in a destroyed classroom at their school which was heavily damaged in an air strike during fighting between the Saudi-backed government forces and the Huthi rebels. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images

Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a fifth birthday. By 2017, that number – about 1 in every 16 children – was nearly cu(...)

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.(...)

Lawyer, writer, and former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama.

Irish people admire Michelle Obama and David Attenborough the most, according to a new poll. World lightweight title holder Katie Taylor. (...)

Cathy Martin: ‘According to my screen time analysis, I use Instagram and email the most, followed by WhatsApp and iMessage. I’m on it for six to eight hours at least’

Is there such a thing as “iPhone finger”? I only ask because I’ve noticed an indent on the inner little finger of my right hand; a small nook where my(...)

Brian Halligan co-founder of Hubspot: ‘The supply and demand for employees is really out of whack these days; if you’re an engineer, you get 50 job offers’

“Founders are overrated,” Brian Halligan, co-founder of Hubspot, laughs. “If I left tomorrow Hubspot would be fine. We have lots of good talent; they (...)

US tech veteran Brad Keywell has been named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019. Photograph: Daniel Candaux

Tech veteran Brad Keywell has been named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019. Mr Keywell was selected from among 57 finalists representing 47 (...)

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. Ms Bezos has promised to give away more than half her $36.6 billion fortune. Photograph: EPA

MacKenzie Bezos, who recently became the world’s fourth richest woman following her divorce from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, ha(...)

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