Margareta Pagano

Margareta Pagano is a former business editor of the Independent on Sunday who now writes columns and business interviews for a range of publications, including the Independent, Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.

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Dame Stephanie Shirley is stirring trouble again

Dame Stephanie Shirley: 'Success has a cost. Women today are so naïve'

Britain's first Ambassador for Philanthropy on why women today really have 'got it dead easy'
The rise of robots will eventually make human brain power all but redundant in the workplace

Humans need not apply: The future of jobs is robot-shaped

New 'bots' are being used to replace nearly every human endeavour
Gerard Lopez took the wheel at the Lotus team five years ago with his business partner Eric Lux

Gerard Lopez: An F1 car helps for a man in a hurry

He has investments ranging from real estate to Charlie Chaplin. But right now he has Lotus on his mind

Salmond and Darling during the ScotsDecide debate earlier in the week

No such thing as 'amicable': The price of a Scottish divorce

Should the Better Together bandwagon be taking the high or the low road? With just a month to go until the Scottish referendum on independence, that's the big question being batted around inside Alistair Darling's campaign team: step up the heat or stay quiet.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hand with German chancellor Angela Merkel, during a meeting last month

Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis

Merkel and Putin negotiate to trade Crimea’s sovereignty for guarantees on energy security and trade

A brand new prescription: ‘Only using healthy mice and rats to find cures for ill humans is old-fashioned,” says George Freeman

George Freeman: Just the man for a matter of life and death

The UK’s first-ever minister for life sciences tells Margareta Pagano about his new role at the departments of business and health, transforming how the UK develops and finances medicine

Jon Meade Huntsman: The carton king with a big ambition: to die broke

The Mormon billionaire who bought ICI Chemicals first went to work on an egg, he tells Margareta Pagano

Election apathy needs to be tackled - and here's how to win the voters back

Europe’s election contest dominated the headlines and TV for months on end, yet when it came down to the vote, only a third of the UK electorate bothered to turn up at the polling station.

Karen Blackett: Black, working class and successful

The chief executive of MediaCom tells Margareta Pagano of her hard life journey to the shortlist for businesswoman of the year
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