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Smartt says she has observed a pattern of particular imagery and metaphor, and a tendency towards repetition

People often think about what they would have for a last meal or imagine what kind of funeral arrangements they would like, but we don’t really think (...)

JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon was ranked the best chief executive in the world in 2018 by CEO World magazine. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Chief executives get paid a lot of money, something usually justified by the argument that a strong leader can transform a company’s fortunes – think (...)

 Angela Ahrendts: will leave Apple in April. Photograph: REUTERS/Noah Berger/File Photo

Apple Inc said on Tuesday that retail chief Angela Ahrendts will leave the company in April after five years on the job, the third departure of a reta(...)

Teaching someone the importance of saying thank you is not just good manners – it is a gift that lasts a lifetime, at work and far beyond.

Last week I got to the office to find something unexpected on my desk: a thank-you note. It came from a colleague who said he was grateful for a mino(...)

From left or right: Tom O’ Donoghue, member of NET patient network, Mark McDonnell, chairman of NET , Andrea Martin, member of NET  and  Michael Fallon, member of NET

It was the type of cancer that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011 and American soul singer Aretha Franklin in 2018. It’s the cancer that RTÉ (...)

Apple and Samsung were at war for about seven years over smartphone patents. Photograph: Reuters

Apple and Samsung announced a deal that only recently would have seemed unthinkable: the iPhone maker will begin offering iTunes movies and TV shows o(...)

 Crowds at the statue of the Virgin Mary  at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

A line from Philip Larkin was on my mind while working on this project. Not the famous reference to his parents, but an aside about beginnin(...)

Douglas Engelbart: Imagine being able to look at some bits of wood and wire, metal and silicon, at existing copper wire phone networks, at early video, and being able to conceptualise the foundations for the future of mass business and personal computing, and the connectivity of the internet

Fifty years ago this week, a man named Douglas Englebart from the Stanford Research Institute presented a legendary talk and live demonstration in Sa(...)

Former Democratic senator and presidential hopeful Gary Hart: “I bear a very heavy burden of responsibility.” Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

As we fantasise about a parallel universe, where America is not a joke and our president cares about other human beings, the same questions keep swirl(...)

“Gifted, adventurous people are attracted to discovery and they seek the training that comes with fundamental research.” Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

‘Innovate or die,” said Peter Drucker, adapting Darwin’s maxim “Adapt or die”. It has become the rallying cry of the 21st century. When every country (...)

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