London Business School

How to negotiate reduced hours in a high-flying job

For those in senior jobs, switching from full-time to part-time hours is seldom just a matter of wanting to spend more time with your family.<p>Sir …

Careers

Common Misconceptions About How Digital Will Disrupt Your Business

“Digital is coming and it’s coming fast”; “No industry sector is immune to disruption”; “One thing is certain about digital transformation: It will be a big change for your entire organization”; “Every company is a technology company now”; “Digital <i>will</i> disrupt your industry”.<p>This is just a small …

Matched

Break Up And Die: Why Spinoff Fever Can't Last Forever

Conglomerates are under renewed attack. Breaking them up is usually profitable for investors, but the current frenzy also has a top-of-the-market quality. When the music stops, spinoffs may stop spinning.<p>General Electric is the latest to face the deconglomeration charge. New Chief Executive John …

Business

When teaching jobless workers new skills is no panacea

I imagine nothing can compare to the deadening feeling of losing your job. For workers in their late 50s, being laid off can even cut life expectancy.<p>…

Barack Obama

The 2 types of narcissists you’ll meet at work

Here’s how to spot them.Most workplaces have a narcissist, and they’re not so hard to identify. They’re the ones who know the best way to do …

Personality

Anthony Hilton: Investing and the vital need to keep one's cool

With stock markets hitting new highs here and in the US, it is a good time to ask how many investors are actually making the money they could be. …

Finance

The Comparison Trap

Judging from her Facebook page, Lisa appears to lead a charmed life. A middle-aged advertising executive, she takes pictures while strolling through …

Psychology

The Library Needs Laughter

<i>The workplace needs laughter. According to research from institutions as serious as Wharton, MIT, and London Business School, every chuckle or guffaw</i> …

Business School

FT business books of the month: November edition

and<p><b>‘The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment is Reshaping Africa’, by Irene Yuan Sun (Harvard Business Review Press)</b><p>The reality of …

Business School

Queen's estate invested $13 million in offshore tax havens

Leaked documents published on Sunday suggest that the private estate of Queen Elizabeth II invested in offshore funds.<p>Revelations from the leak, which has been dubbed the Paradise Papers, were reported by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and outlets including The New …

News (U.S.)

The Queen has investments in offshore havens, leaked papers reveal

Newly leaked papers have revealed that Queen Elizabeth II has invested some of her private money in offshore tax havens.<p>According to documents obtained by the International Consortium of Journalists, the Queen's investment managers placed roughly £10 million in offshore portfolios in the Cayman …

Corruption

Indian-origin Metals Tycoon Sanjeev Gupta Gets Innovator Award In UK

Heavy industry in Britain has been suffering from slow decline for decades but we are showing that it can have a healthy, competitive and sustainable …

Business School

Indian-origin Metals Tycoon Sanjeev Gupta Gets Innovator Award In UK

Indian-origin metals tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has been honoured as a "real innovator" by the London Business School for his initiative to reverse the …

Business School

Finally, a downside to being attractive

A growing body of research suggests that conventionally attractive-looking people have it all: They go on more dates, are more likely to be elected to office, make more money, and are perceived as more likable and trustworthy.<p>Perhaps most infuriating to the mere mortals in their offices, past …

Psychology

WILL GOOD LOOKS GET YOU THAT JOB?

New research suggests that attractive people may be discriminated against in selection for relatively less desirable jobs.<p>The general assumption is …

News (South Africa)

Attractive People Are Discriminated Against in This One Area of the Workforce

The reason why illuminates a certain bias we all seem to have.<br>Read More

Psychology

Study: Attractive People Have A Harder Time Landing Low-Level Jobs

There’s been a good amount of research showing that work life is generally easier for good-looking people: They tend to earn more, they’re hired faster, and they’re more likely to get promoted than average looking folks.<p>But researchers just found the thing that’s harder for hot people: Getting a …

Psychology

Being attractive has an unexpected cost, researchers find

Dull, mundane and low-paid work is subconsciously viewed as being beneath the superhot<p>As problems go, being considered too handsome or beautiful fits …

Psychology

The Business Schools Where Students Most Want To Go In 2017

[id=0]<p>The debate about whether business school pays off continues, and total MBA applications were down in 2017 for the third consecutive year in America. But interest in the top schools continues to grow. Ready4, a Boston-based company that creates test prep apps, released its third annual list of …

Education

Attractive people not wanted for unattractive jobs, study finds

New research from the American Psychological Association suggests that attractive people may be discriminated against when they apply for lower-level …

Psychology

These jobs are off-limits to attractive people

In general, pretty people are more likely to land a job than their homely counterparts — unless the job sucks, that is.<p>A new study found that …

Psychology

These are the UK's best MBA programmes

The UK's business schools have only just scraped into the global top 20 in a ranking of the world's best MBA programmes, while courses at US …

MBA

Hot People Have a Tough Time Getting Entry-Level Jobs, Says Study

New research says attractive applicants are discriminated against by some employers because they are perceived as being high-maintenance.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>As I've been trying to tell my friends and family for years, it's hard being pretty. Now new research confirms …

Psychology

Reports of the MBA’s demise are exaggerated

THE MBA is both revered and reviled. To boosters it has advanced the science of management and helped firms, and countries, to grow. Detractors say …

MBA

Roger Crystal Went to Business School to Learn How to Treat Addiction

Roger Crystal was the on-call surgeon at University College Hospital in London on July 7, 2005, when a series of explosions in the Underground killed …

Business

The problem with being pretty

When applying for less desirable jobs, attractive people may be at a disadvantage, study says<p>WASHINGTON -- While good-looking people are generally …

Psychology

CEO of $300m-a-year ad upstart Vungle cuffed for allegedly sexually abusing toddler son

SF startup boss denies chargesThe cofounder of a San Francisco video advertising upstart has been arrested and charged with allegedly assaulting and …

Crime

SF startup CEO charged with sexually abusing 3-year-old son

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Zain Jaffer, the top executive of a mobile video advertising startup in San Francisco, has been arrested and charged with …

Crime

More work, less pay: Is the UK’s low-wage economy working?

UK unemployment has sunk to a 42-year low, but rising prices mean lower real incomes. The labor market is good at creating jobs, but not so much at …

Economy

Work patterns reflect LBS research on the 100-year life

More Brits are launching their own ventures while working, marking a shift in how people live and work<p>British society is starting to shift towards …

Business School