Mattel learns from Hasbros Star Wars Monopoly fiasco with diverse Barbie doll line

Hasbro came under fire in January upon launch of its Star Wars Monopoly set for excluding new female heroine Rey, who joined the sci-fi franchise in new film The Force Awakens. Not wanting to follow in the footsteps of its rival, Mattel has expanded its Barbie Fashionistas line to include three new body types and a variety of appearances.

How should companies respond to increasing aggression shown by FCA and SFO?

In a speech on 5 November 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) criticised firms for letting “legal privilege become an unnecessary barrier” in sharing the output of internal investigations with the FCA. The speech confirmed the FCA expects firms to share the core product of investigations with it.

From new venture to real business: Actionable finance advice from UK startups

Indeed, running a startup business is pretty enjoyable, but unless you turn this into a real business then let’s be honest, it won’t last very long. But how can you make your venture a real business We conducted a handful of interviews to find out how successful companies climbed the ladder and transformed by managing finances.