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Rachel Flaherty on a run

January is all about making new year resolutions but this year I wanted to do things differently. January is Health Month in The Irish Time(...)

One of the contradictions of innovation, though, is that too little leeway can be bad for ideas generation, but so can too much.

Work often seems to pit Parkinson’s Law against what should be called McKnight’s Law. William McKnight was the head of 3M in 1948, when the industria(...)

The “little lab” set up by former Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will focus on consumer media and artificial intelligence. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Minimalist tech sector websites are intriguing. The uncluttered design, the (mostly) plain sentences, the chasm of white spaces: some company shop-fro(...)

Ask any manager of an innovation hub where some of the most productive work is done and they will tell you it’s in the communal kitchen or cafe where people get the opportunity to meet each other informally and shoot the breeze. Photograph: iStock

Hands up all those who think requests by email are more effective than asking someone to do something face-to-face. If your hand is in the air, you ne(...)

Walmart want to expand its e-commerce business and counter the dominance of Amazon. Photograph: Reuters

Walmart has added more technology savvy to its board with the appointment of Sarah Friar, a native of the North. Ms Friar, the finance chief at digit(...)

Francesca McDonagh’s appointment as group chief executive of Bank of Ireland, while not quite levelling the playing field, will go at least some of the way towards addressing the imbalance. Indeed Ms McDonagh has previously hit out at the lack of women in top jobs in the fi nancial services world, telling a UK newspaper in 2016 that it can be “quite isolating” to be the only woman in the room.

Pepsi’s Indra Nooyi; IBM’s Ginny Rometty; General Motors’ Mary Barra. Or closer to home, how about Apple’s Cathy Kearney or Microsoft’s Cathriona Hal(...)

Strong and stable? Theresa May’s notes try to escape during her joint statement with Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace in Paris. (Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)

In numbers: Not taking the Oath $23 million Marissa Mayer’s “golden parachute” from Yahoo will be at least this much. Being chief executive of the N(...)

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer: agreed to the sale last year after a four-year turnaround effort failed to stem a slide in advertising revenue. Photograph: Ramin Rahimian/The New York Times

Shareholders in internet group Yahoo approved the $4.48 billion (€3.99 billion) sale of the company’s main web properties to Verizon Communications, c(...)

A spokesperson for Area 120 told The Irish Times: “We aren’t conducting interviews at the moment, but can reach out again when the time is right.” Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Author Mark Twain once said that reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated and this seems to be the case with Google’s famous “20 per cent tim(...)

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer said she would forgo a target bonus for 2016 of $2 million. Photograph: Getty

Yahoo admitted on Wednesday that senior executives knew in 2014 about a hack by a state-sponsored attacker, before it entered a $4.8 billion (€4.5 bi(...)

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