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This week’s top Real Business stories: From Tottenham Hotspur to contraceptives

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Having likely indulged in a mass of chocolate-based goodness over Easter, you may have spent the week crawling along in a sugar-free detox – but behold, Friday is upon us.

Kicking off the start of a new month, we’re pleased to announce that each Friday will see Real Business bringing you a rundown of the most popular articles published throughout the week.

With 1 April marking the debut of the feature, you can discover the value of Tottenham FC’s assets, the hardest questions posed in interviews by UK firms and detail on the companies left battered and bruised by TripAdvisor reviews.

Oh, and Richard Branson managed to upset one of our reporters, as you’ll discover in an opinion piece listed below. Perhaps he should use the marketing power of condoms to get his message across in future.

Catch the full listing, for the week 25-31 March 2016, below:

(1) Tottenham Hotspur shareholders unlock value of assets held for three years

Shareholders in London-based football team Tottenham Hotspur have been able to release the value of holdings for the first time since 2012.

(2) The toughest interview questions asked by UK firms – and the best answers given

Job marketplace Glassdoor has revealed the ten toughest interview questions of 2016, whittled down from thousands of conundrums.

(3) Meet the businesses that were sunk by TripAdvisor reviews

Savvy consumers are eager to hear feedback from peers before committing to sales – we discovered the business disasters that arose from TripAdvisor ahead of summer holiday season.

(4) The most outrageous business expense claims from across the globe

From floating duck houses to breast implants, these are the most outrageous expenses claims from around the world.

(5) The top ten UK exports in 2016

What are the British products with the biggest international appeal? By annual export value, here are the most popular goods from the UK.

(6) Four signs your staff think you are a bad boss

More often than not, bosses are blissfully unaware that staff liken their leadership style to Ricky Gervais’ infamous David Brent.

(7) Ditch the t-shirt Richard Branson – Virgin Active isn’t something to be proud of

Not many businesses actively incentivise staff to anger existing customers – so why do health clubs like Virgin Active pursue this strategy with such enthusiasm?

(8) Charlie Mullins: I never consider applications from parental-pushed candidates

I never consider applications from parental-pushed candidates. If they need their mum to write to me what sort of self-motivated worker would they be?

(9) Seven rules of engagement for successfully managing expectations in your business

What’s all the fuss about managing expectations with employees? It’s a simple exercise with many benefits, right?

(10) Failing to get your message across? Embrace the marketing power of the condom

For some campaigns, like advertising food, condoms are a great way to grab attention of consumers and get messages across.

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