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.
Online travel platform Airbnb has been great for helping people make extra income, but it has been transformative for Nakul Sharma. He saw the way the travel sector was moving and developed hospitality service Hostmaker to help Airbnb hosts deliver comfortable stays, which has secured the firm’s place among our 30 Digital Champions.
If the breaststroke is too mundane for you, marine tech enterprise Supermarinovation has closed its first round of equity investment, which will support the company as it ramps up the scale of its x2 Sport underwater jet pack venture.
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.
In the past, celebrity business ventures usually consisted of endorsement deals through which the stars would support a product. However, these co-founders show that the "lend your name and then step away" trend has been on the decline.
Senior people don’t always receive the honest, constructive feedback they need fortheir own development – but here are some thoughts on how to change this.
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.
While we might think that as humans we’ve evolved far beyond the habits of our ancient ancestors, we are all still affected by our history. Eye lines and balance are two key elements with roots in our ancestry that alter the way we shop in the present day.
For the majority of SMEs that buy business travel, they do it in an unstructured and unmanaged way. But we’ve got seven steps for how to cut business travel costs by a fifth.
While Microsoft reported steady results as Office 365 and cloud services more than offset the weakness in the PC market, Amazon once again dashed the market’s hopes by returning to investment mode at the expense of profits.