The online retailer Zappos is the largest company yet to adopt “holacracy”, a new business approach in which bosses are banished and workers choose their tasks. But who makes the tea?
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Sunday 05 January 2014
Rhett was one of the last remaining cast members from the 1939 classic
Saturday 28 December 2013
The People’s Songs
Saturday 21 December 2013
December 21 is the year's shortest day and longest night
Sunday 15 December 2013
More than a million pictures have been scanned from texts published in the 17th to the 19th centuries
Thursday 12 December 2013
The Wii U has taken a different path to the Xbox One and the PS4 - and the latest instalment of Nintendo's stalwart series shows how good this can be
Sunday 08 December 2013
Sarah Pinborough is a chameleon writer, a renaissance woman even, who can turn her hand to a varied range of genres. In her (almost) 10-year publishing career she has written standalone horror novels with titles including The Reckoning and Breeding Ground; the Dog-Faced Gods urban fantasy trilogy; a young adult fantasy series (under the pen name Sarah Silverwood) and a brace of original novels based on the Doctor Who spin-off TV series Torchwood, as well as writing for the TV crime show New Tricks.
Friday 06 December 2013
The Magpies have not won at Old Trafford since 1972
Wednesday 04 December 2013
The portrait was painted with 285,000 finger strokes using an iPad app
Monday 02 December 2013
More than a year after Nadine Dorries appeared on the reality show I’m a Celebrity… she has finally done what MPs are required to do, and filled in the appropriate part of the Register of Members’ Interests. Thus we learn that being humiliated in the jungle is less lucrative than we thought. According to the Register, she was paid £6,960 while she was on the show, plus £13,268 two months later for associated interviews and photo shoots, making £20,228 in all – half what the pundits guessed she had received.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
A well-chosen print, be it worth £5 or £500, will pep up your walls and, if you’re lucky, it may become a collector's item
Monday 18 November 2013
Per capita public spending is currently 11 per cent higher in Scotland than in the rest of the UK
Tuesday 15 October 2013
'I understand what life is about now'
Tuesday 15 October 2013
China calls for 'de-Americanized world' not dependent on the dollar as a reserve currency
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Google has marked the birthday of the ornithologist and renowned natural history artist William John Swainson with a Doodle featuring some of his intricate illustrations.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
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