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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: ‘Of course I don’t want personal photos published, but I also won’t participate in their well-known practice of blackmail’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon. com Inc, has accused the owner of the National Enquirer of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishin(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is  rated as the world’s wealthiest person. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP

Billionaires watched their fortunes increase by nearly $2.5 billion (€2.2 billion) per day last year, as the wealth of the world’s poorest dwindled by(...)

Bezos divorce: the couple have an estimated fortune of almost €120 billion. Photograph: John Shearer/Getty

They are the couple who could be called the parents of Amazon.com, and now the split of MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos is casting a spotlight on the woman w(...)

 Amazon CEO Jeff and wife MacKenzie Bezos arrive at  the Oscars Vanity Fair party in Beverly Hill, California after the 89th Academy Awards  last March. Photograph: Reuters/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc, and wife MacKenzie Bezos, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple (...)

Strategist Alexander Osterwalder says business plans are a way to maximise the risk of failure.

If you want to develop a successful business, one of the greatest mistakes you can make is to write a formal business plan. This seemingly counterint(...)

At one point your typical Irish home featured a bulky stereo systems, ashtrays galore, VHS cassettes and a budgie. Illustration: Paul Scott

There is a wonderful museum on Henrietta Street in Dublin 1 which is dedicated to the slums and the tenements of Dublin in the rare auld times. Many o(...)

Gary Hamel: has  tested many of his ideas  through his consulting firm Strategos.

Gary Hamel is on a mission. Bureaucracy, he says, is stifling innovation and we need to kill it. It calls for nothing short of a revolution in the way(...)

Kevin the Carrot: will you be rooting for him this Christmas?

Ever since that classic ESB ad trapped a young Alan Hughes into a lifetime of doing panto, we’ve known that Christmas advertisements were creepy and w(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “One in every 10 children lives in consistent poverty – experiencing both income poverty and deprivation.” Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Child poverty was the “crisis of our times” and the Taoiseach should lead a drive to end it, a high-level conference on the issue heard on Friday. I(...)

Corrections are par for the course in bull markets, but investors are understandably spooked by the scale of the selling. The S&P 500 went 28 consecutive days without registering back-to-back gains. Photograph: Getty Images

Well, that was ugly. October, that is. The S&P 500’s 6.9 per cent fall was its biggest monthly decline in seven years, while things were even more(...)

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