Our understanding of empathy is pretty limited, but many figures are calling for change. Corporate culture is beginning to recognise the need to put yourself in someone else's shoes.
American banker J P Morgan argued that a company’s top brass should never earn more than 20 times what those at the bottom do. Such a ratio now sounds laughably idealistic.
A willingness to embrace change, integrate digital technologies – and most important of all – consult with the public: these are all key ingredients of a successful infrastructure project. The New Statesman speaks to Derek Holden of URS to find out more
The long-term benefits of an “infrastructure renaissance” will never be realised unless we tackle the engineering skills gap at classroom level.
Biz Stone clearly left some libertarian coding in Twitter’s DNA. Following Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, Twitter could proudly say that it had not co-operated.
After excavating your mega-basement in Holland Park, it’s cheaper and easier to leave the JCB entombed down there with the pool, personal cinema and staff quarters.
Diversity in substance, not just in appearance, brings benefits to boards.
In 1990 it launched as a single shop; this year it posted sales of almost a billion pounds. How did a budget store flogging cheap tat grow so huge?
David Willetts talks to the New Statesman and tech experts about the practicalities of smart cities pointing out that while “technophiles” get very excited, their proliferation represents an increased risk from cyber attack.”
City & Guilds, in partnership with the New Statesman, brought industry and academia together and asked, what one thing would you do to close the skills gap by 2025?
A Financial Times columnist has written a book of financial advice for “independent women”.
Felix Martin discusses Flash Boys by the American financial writer Michael Lewis, which examines high-frequency trading (HFT).
The decline since November 2013 was the largest 3 month fall since 1992.
Progressive Media, the parent company of the New Statesman, is launching a spin-off website using data to tell stories. We're looking for a staff writer.
The country has embraced e-commerce since a series of tax reforms in the Noughties, despite stifling bureaucracy.
Companies are starting to use their cash balances in at least one useful way, to provide training programmes for able young people as an alternative to university.
Salford Business School: Celebrating the creative ingenuity of our SMEs.
Today’s bankers have replaced the excesses of the 1980s with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
An open letter to outgoing chief executive Euan Sutherland.
Trust in banks and businesses has was severely hampered by the financial crisis - and has yet to recover. The mistrust cuts both ways. How can we expect a recovery without support for business from politicians and the public?
A recent 12-country study of 393 companies found that women are still largely outnumbered in the non-executive director community, but found that the gender mix is improving.
Tooth, a 73-year-old veteran of divorce law, accused his former protégée Vardag of trying to pinch celebrity clients from him, and set about him in astonishing fashion.
In recent days Ukrainian bonds suffered the worst selloff on record and the stock index fell 2.8 per cent
Whether through regulation, market consolidation or new technology, businesses are being forced into rapid change, in order to keep or grow their market position.
South Africa's gold mining industry has suffered a number of setbacks in recent years. Repeated union strikes have resulted in bloody clashes between workers and police. Economic pressure has increased after a recent fall in the price of gold.
Britain's muted but certain recovery is bad news for Alex Salmond. David Cameron seems to have learned from the Scottish First Minister, appealing to the heart, not the head.