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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Thursday 01 September 2011
David Bowie's 1969 song "Space Oddity", which sees fictional astronaut Major Tom drifting into outer space, has been turned into an unlikely children's book by a Canadian illustrator.
Monday 22 August 2011
British manufacturers have been forced to make "radical" changes to how they work as soaring materials costs put them under more pressure.
Friday 19 August 2011
The week in culture
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, one of the most successful recent children's books, marked her appointment as Children's Laureate yesterday with a call to arms against "pushy parents", describing them as "a pain" who take the enjoyment out of reading.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
Sunday 15 May 2011
Sunday 08 May 2011
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Friday 08 April 2011
This lovingly compiled book should soon persuade readers that Anthony Browne, the current Children's Laureate, is an illustrator of genius. Drawing on the surrealism of Magritte and the narrative powers of Victorian genre paintings, every detail in his many picture books tells its own story. Foregrounded figures are regularly explained by the various goings-on behind their backs, with "spot the difference" a constant theme as one illustration succeeds another, often outwardly similar until readers have a closer look.
Friday 08 April 2011
Maurice Sendak, the creator of Where the Wild Things Are, is to publish his first work as author-illustrator for 30 years.
Sunday 03 April 2011
For a man due to leave his job in Olympic year, it is appropriate that England's manager Fabio Capello should be thinking of the legacy he might leave behind.
Friday 18 March 2011
The Cuts exhibition is the collaboration of 16 young illustrators, including myself, visually communicating opinions on the Coalition Government's controversial Budget cuts.
Sunday 13 March 2011
A chanteuse removes her show face backstage. But is the smudged pink of her make-up symbolic of a sticky, sweet innocence – or is there something more violent about the mark smeared across her face?
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders