LAST year nearly 3.7bn passengers took to the sky on commercial jets. Few would have given much thought to exactly why their flight was scheduled at the time it was.
Tommy John’s got the consumer covered IN MANY ways, Tommy John, a startup based in Manhattan, resembles a tech company straight out of Silicon Valley.
“BRAZEN” and “absurd”: Allergan certainly drew a reaction from American lawmakers when it transferred its patents for Restasis, a dry-eye drug, to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in September.
CHARITY begins at home—or, if you are an Indian boss, in the boardroom. Since 2014 firms there by law must spend 2% of profits on corporate social responsibility (CSR), loosely defined as doing good in the community.
WHEN rumours swirled in August that Baidu, a Chinese online-search giant, was buying Toutiao, the scrappy news-aggregation platform reportedly quipped in response that reports had mistaken the buyer for the seller.
Agarwal contemplates his next move THE floors in the Mayfair mansion where Anil Agarwal, an Indian tycoon, lives in London are made of chequered marble.
THE proposed takeover of Time Warner by AT&T is one of the most important deals of the decade. It would create America’s sixth-largest firm by pre-tax profits, one that delivers internet and media services to hundreds of millions of people.
“NUMBER one, cash is king…number two, communicate…number three, buy or bury the competition.” These rules were laid out by Jack Welch, a brash but brilliant former boss of General Electric (GE).
WHEN staff at the Louvre in Paris head to the bathroom, the toilet lid opens as they approach, a warm seat heats their derrières, and, once done, their nether regions are washed and dried precisely.
In the eye of a storm THE titans of media in America have decided this is an opportune moment to join together in mega-mergers, the better to take on the giants of Silicon Valley.
Bosch mobilises BOSCH is everywhere. It has 440 subsidiaries and employs 400,000 people in 60 countries.
IN RECENT months Google and Facebook have made changes that may escape the notice of most of their billions of users, but not of news organisations.
OCCASIONALLY a business idea emerges that is so simple you cannot believe it works. Consider the five founders of 3G Capital, an investment firm.
“CUT, cut, cut!” That is what President Donald Trump wanted to name an eagerly awaited Republican proposal for reforming America’s tax code.
AT FIRST glance the chip business and the Serengeti appear to have little in common. But both are arenas where large predators hungrily stalk big game.
You snooze, you lose ON A Sunday afternoon, just beyond London’s M25 ring road, shoppers participate in the ritual that is a trip to IKEA.
Gridlock in Yangon THE Japanese make cars that last but replace them relatively quickly. The average car in Japan is three years younger than in America.
STANLEY and Sidney Goldstein would scarcely recognise their creation. In 1963 the brothers opened a humble storefront in Lowell, Massachusetts, selling health and beauty products.
AIRLINE bosses are often household names due to their attention-seeking behaviour—from the foul-mouthed rants of Michael O’Leary, chief executive of Ryanair, to the model-flanked antics of Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic.
MICHAEL WOODFORD, the first non-Japanese president of Olympus, likened the camera-maker’s board members who sacked him in 2011 to “children in a classroom”.