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Amol Rajan: Jobs is an inspiration to us all

The central question in the Book of Job is: "Why do the righteous suffer?" I found myself asking this when I finished reading Steve Jobs' moving letter of resignation from his position as CEO of Apple.

Business Diary: Why it is time to lay off Sir Fred

We're as happy as anyone to give Sir Fred Goodwin a kicking, but it does strike us that picking on him is rather too much like shooting fish in a barrel. A new book from Matthew Hancock and Nadhim Zahawi, snapped up for serialisation by a Sunday newspaper, makes claims about Sir Fred's autocratic style of leadership at RBS, recounting some well-trodden gossip about the banker's fury when staff served the wrong biscuits at a meeting. The problem with knocking Sir Fred is that it's just too easy: since he has such a diminished reputation these days, people think they can say what they like about him.

Leading article: Techno-chic

Steve Jobs is a very American hero – an individualist in a world of corporate conformity. He steps down as chief executive of Apple – the company he founded, left, then rescued – leaving it the world's most successful technology company. That's not all.

Goodbye to a visionary: How Steve Jobs industrialised cool

Rarely has a company been so synonymous with its boss, but then, Apple is no ordinary company. Long-time accolyte Michael Bywater pays tribute to Steve Jobs, the man whose products changed the way we all live

David Prosser: Apple's awkward changing of the guard

Outlook One of the most regularly quoted perspectives on the recent stock market crisis is that Apple has become a more valuable company than every single bank in the eurozone combined. But over the past 36 hours or so, its stock has proved almost as volatile as the paper of an under-fire French bank – and it need not have been this way.

Apple shares recover as markets digest Jobs news

The sharp fall in Apple's share price in the wake of Steve Jobs' resignation wiped almost $20bn (£12.25bn) off the company's value within minutes of the news. But the slide had been largely halted last night as investors and Wall Street analysts predicted the company's growth would continue.

Who'll do Steve's jobs now? Apple hopes many brains are as good as one

He was such a force that his role will be filled by a whole team of people. Stephen Foley profiles Mr Apple's successors

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple boss

Steve Jobs last night put the company he founded 35 years ago under new management, submitting his resignation as chief executive of Apple and finally succumbing to the health problems which have dogged him for years.

Peter York: The secret and changing life of the private members' club

A chap banned for wearing a tie? Joanna Lumley at the Garrick? What <u>is</u> going on

Real-life toy story: the 54-year-old boy behind Pixar

John Lasseter is the man whose animations changed the face of film. As his latest work premieres, he talks to Guy Adams

Between The Covers: 10/07/2011

Your weekly guide to what's really going on in the world of books

The Switch: when is the right time to leap from the corporate environment to entrepreneurship?

Marianne Abib-Pech ponders on the right time to go solo

Nokia struggles to beat off the competition

Mobile phone giant Nokia was under further pressure today as it revealed it was struggling to beat off competition from rivals like iPhone producer Apple.

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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
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Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

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Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

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Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone