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Is this the NSA whose mass snooping was exposed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden? Photograph: Natalia Fedosenko\TASS via Getty Images

It is not every day that I hear from a huge American surveillance outfit like the National Security Agency, the one whose mass snooping was exposed by(...)

‘It’s definitely true that right now every one of us should think hard about whether or not we need to take a flight,’ says Virgin Group chief executive Josh Bayliss

The other day, the chief executive of a well known global company did something unusual. He said people should ask themselves if they really needed to(...)

The world’s second largest cannabis company predicts the expected opening up of the medicinal market may see up to 50,000 Irish patients being prescribed cannabis within four years

The world’s second largest cannabis company predicts the expected opening up of the medicinal market may see up to 50,000 Irish patients being prescri(...)

I have certainly been to gabfests where I have been bored to a semi-coma by a parade of dull speakers. Photograph: Getty

From time to time, the business world comes up with an idea so baffling it is hard to believe anyone takes it seriously. I came across one last week (...)

The man sitting next to me arrived at work to report he had been in a Morrisons supermarket on the weekend and the toilet paper shelves were empty

For many weeks now, the Brexit questions worrying people in my office have followed a predictable pattern. Can anything solve the Northern Ireland bo(...)

‘Mindfulness proponents do not get much bigger than Arianna Huffington’ Photograph: Reuters/Ruben Sprich

Not that long ago, an almost unknown American academic named Andrew Hafenbrack was sitting in a Berlin hotel room, idly scrolling through his emails a(...)

City of Derry airport: The loss of the Derry to London Stansted route after flybmi ceased operations has raised concerns over the viability of the airport

The number of businesses seeking a type of ‘trusted trader’ status for faster border and customs checks in post-Brexit trade with the UK has surged, f(...)

Former London Evening Standard editor Charles Wintour said exciting assignment “do not grow on trees to be plucked by hungry young mouths”. Photograph: Getty Images

Not that long ago a friend sent me a yellowing magazine story about famous Fleet Street editors, with a Post-it note attached saying: “Those were the (...)

In Scotland, the BrewDog craft beer company offers people with a new dog a week’s leave to help settle it in. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

One of my first jobs was on a prawn trawler in northern Australia where I was hired as a cook and deckhand. This was baffling considering I was just (...)

Bringing up  data will trap your manager in an internal struggle between wanting to share his thoughts and wanting to show off how laser-focused he is on data-based decisions

Let’s face it, sometimes your manager has no idea what he or she is talking about. This can be frustrating, especially when the manager insists on sha(...)

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