Stefan Stern

Stefan Stern is visiting professor in management practice at Cass Business School, London

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Sir Richard Branson has said he's leaving Britain for good - but not for tax reasons

Richard Branson is gone. So where are the new Bransons?

Business has lost faith in itself – where are its leaders now it's greatest recent entrepeneur has left the UK?

Stefan Stern: If Poundland's expanding, we must be in trouble

The 'squeezed middle' (and beyond) is under intense and growing financial pressure

Stefan Stern: Civil Service buckling under strain of Coalition

Staff turnover at all levels is high... and that lack of continuity is harmful in a Coalition

Stefan Stern: Gulfstreams are neither big nor clever. So why bother with them?

Beware, you chief executives! The lure of the private jet

may lead to your undoing

Stefan Stern: The office giants we pretend to be

We're so ambitious that we blur (or worse) the details of our career history

Stefan Stern: Not levelling down but making it fair

More power to Prof Ebdon's elbow. Let's all take a deep breath and calm down

Stefan Stern: Our public gaze is beginning to shame the shameless

Where dubious decisions could once be taken in the dark, now the spotlight shines brightly

Stefan Stern: Nobody tells the whole truth. But is a bit more of it too much to ask?

We live in a post-fact world where powerful people are relaxed about lying

Stefan Stern: Brodie Clark and the bravery that we need to encourage

Those who blow the whistle on wrongdoing are rarely popular – at least initially

Letter: Lady Macbeth

Sir: Thomas Kielinger is wrong about Lady Macbeth's inadequate nursing skills ("Get used to the meddling Germans", 7 December). In Act 1 scene 7 she says: "I have given suck, and know/ How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me." Admittedly things do go rather downhill from then on.
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