Satya Nadella – What went right under Satya Nadella?

Satya Nadella   Satya Nadella On Monday, it will be five years since Satya Nadella was announced as Microsoft’s chief executive. Since taking charge he has turned the tech firm’s fortunes around, making it the most valuable company in the world for the first time since 2002. Go on, admit it. You thought Microsoft was so last century, didn’t you? …

Boyan Slat – A Grand Plan to Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat Can a controversial young entrepreneur rid the ocean of plastic trash? Slat cares deeply about the environment Boyan Slat In May, 2017, a twenty-two-year-old Dutch entrepreneur named Boyan Slat unveiled a contraption that he believed would rid the oceans of plastic. In a former factory in Utrecht, a crowd of twelve hundred people stood before a raised stage. …

Christian Dior – The Women Behind the legendary designer

Christian Dior What did the ‘tyrant of hemlines’ really think of the ladies he dressed? How the designer’s formidable, elegant entourage helped shape the Dior look     Christian Dior “Dior doesn’t dress women, he upholsters them,” Coco Chanel once said of her fellow designer Christian Dior. And of his debut collection, she remarked spikily: “Look how ridiculous these women …

Big Pharma Marketing – Did Free Pens Cause the Opioid Crisis?

Big Pharma Marketing RAY FISMANMICHAEL LUCA   Big Pharma Marketing Early in dopesick, a book examining how Purdue Pharma helped addict an alarming number of Americans to opioids, Beth Macy writes about the army of drug reps who pushed the painkiller OxyContin. In its approach to sales, Macy shows, Purdue was scientific. Using information purchased from a data-mining firm, the company determined which …

Seth Klarman Investor Offers a Warning. Davos Should Listen

Seth Klarman By Evan Osnos Klarman has criticized business practices he sees as damaging confidence in capitalism. He has been a hot topic at this year’s World Economic Forum, despite not being in attendance. Seth Klarman Davos is having a down year. Every winter, attendance at the World Economic Forum, in the Swiss Alps, provides an informal checkup on the health of …

Qatar Survives Sanctions – How is it coping with the economic embargo?

Qatar Survives Sanctions   Qatar Survives Sanctions When four of Qatar’s neighbours hit it with an economic and diplomatic embargo back in June 2017, one expert says it faced two big problems. “The Qataris had a two-fold battle to fight,” says Michael Stephens, Middle East research fellow at London’s Royal United Services Institute. “One was to convince world opinion that …