Articles for April 2008
Only a new brew can save pubsSun, 20th Apr 2008Pubs are shutting down at record rates, but an institution that dates back to Roman times will survive by changing Blood ties can result in Murdoch - or murderSun, 13th Apr 2008WE'RE SO used to the idea of business as separate from the rest of life that the extent of family business initially comes as a surprise. But look around: Ford, Wal-Mart, Sainsbury, Cadbury, Porsche, Michelin, Cargill, Samsung, Ikea, BMW, News Internation Placebos that mustn't be swallowed by the bossSun, 6th Apr 2008AS RECENT headlines attest, placebos - sugar pills and sham operations - make people feel better. Less widely known is that they work just as well in management, where their effect is both huge and almost completely ignored. Cracking the codes: Greenbury's influenceSun, 6th Apr 2008Not much more than a decade ago, the second of the UK's ground-breaking reports on corporate governance was headed by a certain Sir Richard Greenbury - who happened to be M&S's combined chairman and chief executive at the time.