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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Moscow appeals court frees Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich but upholds sentences for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina
Wednesday 10 October 2012
A Moscow appeals court unexpectedly freed one jailed member of punk band Pussy Riot, but upheld the two-year prison sentences for the two other women jailed for an irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Crispin Aubrey, who has died of a heart attack at the age of 66, was a journalist who in 1977 found himself the centre of a news story when he was arrested and accused of breaking the Official Secrets Act. Aubrey was the "A" of the ABC case which saw two journalists and a former member of Signals Intelligence tried in High Court amid scenes which were at times chaotic, and which brought into question the use of secrecy legislation, ensuring that it was never to be used in the same way again.
Monday 08 October 2012
Our Chief Political Commentator reports from a party conference where, once again, the base is unhappy with its leader, modernisation and the public sector
Saturday 29 September 2012
Today, I discuss not the monetary value of your car, but rather the emotional worth you place on it; how much you treasure it and pamper it with soft cloths. Because not everyone in Europe is as reverential with their jalopy as we Brits.
Friday 28 September 2012
No one actually thinks homeowners should be prosecuted for challenging invaders, but is it responsible to keep telling people to fire at will?
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Jeremy Hunt, the secretary of state for culture, Olympics, media and sport, hopes the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which open tomorrow, can be the catalyst for changing perceptions of disability.
Sunday 12 August 2012
Peterhead 2 Rangers 2: Inauspicious start for McCoist's team as they begin long march back
Saturday 28 July 2012
If you're heading for Sicily this autumn, Peter Robb's masterpiece Midnight in Sicily is de rigueur. If Naples and environs is your goal, you may be better off saving this extraordinary work until you get back. The muscular exuberance of Robb's style – one of the finest in contemporary English – is perfectly suited to Neapolitan brio but the central topic of this book is the art of the 16th century.
What To Do, See & Buy: Searching for Sugar Man; The Best of R Crumb; Peyton & Byrne's café; Global Feast
Saturday 14 July 2012
Out of Africa
Sunday 17 June 2012
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen arrives in the present, and surveys our contemporary culture with dismay
Sunday 06 May 2012
Our digital quandary – live it now or record for posterity?
Friday 13 April 2012
'For a good holiday, you need someone to hate'
The art of staying alive: Tom Lubbock's moving memoir explores language, love and living with death at hand
Saturday 31 March 2012
In 2008, Tom Lubbock, The Independent's influential art critic, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour – and for two years, he kept a remarkable diary. Here, his wife Marion Coutts introduces an extract.
Thursday 29 March 2012
One famous pirate lost out to a whole family of them when the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize was awarded.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Ralph McQuarrie designed several futuristic films but is best-known for visualising the landscapes of Star Wars and designing characters including Chewbacca, R2-D2 andC-3PO. It led to more "space" projects but he also worked on other science-fiction and fantasy projects and won an Oscar for Cocoon.
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street