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Articles for November 2008

Guess what? Self-interest is bad for the economy

IF YOU THOUGHT you felt the earth shudder on 23 October, you were right. When Alan Greenspan told the House Oversight Committee 'I made a mistake in presuming that the self-interests of organisations, specifically banks and others, were such that they wer
Heaven-sent chocolate, with profits to match

ALONG WITH the election of a black President and the end of 30 years of Reaganomics, here's another thing to celebrate this week: the 10th anniversary of Divine Chocolate.
Gore-Tex gets made without managers: Hi-tech pioneer WL Gore is weathering the crunch well, says CEO Terri Kelly, because it is mercifully free of bureaucracy. Simon Caulkin talked to her

n most companies, turning down the founder and chief executive's request to look after a pet project would be a career-stopper for a young engineer on her first assignment. But WL Gore and Associates is not most companies.