Here is a nice list of business angle types: Shark angels Crazy, rich uncles Litigious angels Superior angels Megalomaniac angels Chief executive angels Meddling angels Has-been angels Dumb angels For a list of the definitions of these follow this link: FT.com …

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Do you remember all that fuss about employers losing productivity during the football World Cup? See my letter in the FT. It all seems so long ago. So how long will it be before we see the same conversation but …

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I suggested a while ago that the number of visible carrier bags was an indicator of retail sales. Well, perhaps there are exceptions to this rule.  So here we are, possibly emerging from the recession, and shoppers are getting out …

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Green shoots of recovery do not need to be two-hundred year old oak trees. GE sees first ‘glimmers of hope’ in economy General Electric has started to see the first “glimmers of hope” in the world economy, according to a …

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From FT.com today: According to the British Retail Consortium survey, retail sales rose by just 0.1 per cent year-on-year, suggesting that the pick-up in demand seen in January was a “discount-driven blip”, according to Stephen Robertson, director general. As I …

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