Richard Branson

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Widen the Wealth Gap

By The Integer Group<p><i>By Colin Simonds, Senior Planner, and Jacquelyn Ethredge, Director, Insight & Strategy at The Integer Group®</i><p><i>Finding a lack of preexisting research,</i>The Integer Group <i>has undertaken an extensive consumer and shopper study in the U.S. to understand how shoppers feel about using AI</i> …

Universal Basic Income

Stay On Top In The Career Game With These Important Business Skills

A recent LinkedIn report found cloud computing to be the most desired hard skill among companies<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>When hiring new candidates, the HR specialists look for that one important skill which will make the candidate suited …

Leadership

Sir Richard Branson tells Virgin Trains to lift ban on Daily Mail

Branson says decision was taken without his knowledge and company should not be seen to be ‘censoring’ or ‘moralising’<p>Sir Richard Branson has ordered Virgin Trains to restock the Daily Mail, saying the rail company’s sales ban amounted to censorship.<p>Branson said the decision by Virgin Trains, which …

Business

Virgin Trains’ bungled Daily Mail ban is a warning for virtue signallers

How to signal your virtue is one of the most perplexing problems in modern etiquette. It has to be done, obviously. No one can get on in life, or at least on Twitter, without making clear to friends and strangers that they are for good things and against bad things. So pressing has the need for …

Jeremy Corbyn says Carillion collapse shows it's 'time to take back control' of services

The collapse of Carillion is a "watershed moment" that should bring an end to "rip-off privatisation" of public services, Jeremy Corbyn has said.<p>In a …

Birmingham, UK

10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday.<p>1. <b>The value of the pound has risen above $1.38 for the first time since the Brexit referendum, thanks to a weakening dollar and rising hopes that other European Union members will seek a relatively "soft" Brexit, the Times reported.</b> Sterling …

Business

Sir Richard Branson orders Virgin Trains to restock the Daily Mail, saying the decision to stop selling it amounted to censorship

7:25 AM ET, January 15, 2018<p>Fred Vogelstein / Wired:<p><b>Facebook's head of News Feed Adam Mosseri says the recently announced overhaul, designed to help</b> …

Chris Matthews

World’s first permanent visitor centre on climate change to open in Ireland

The first ever permanent visitor centre dedicated to climate change has opened in County Wicklow, Ireland, featuring an interactive experience aimed at inspiring positive action.<p>Located on the picturesque grounds of Powerscourt House, Cool Planet Experience was officially opened on 10 January in a …

Ireland

If Virgin has to sell all newspapers to its customers, then all newspapers should have to run a range of opinions

Richard Branson’s decision to reverse Virgin Train’s recent exclusion of the <i>Daily Mail</i> from its roster for its West coast rail customers will be seen …

Celebrity News (UK)

Daily Beast reporter Lizzie Crocker resigned from the site this weekend, following revelations she plagiarized a column in the Weekly Standard

12:55 PM ET, January 15, 2018<p>Fred Vogelstein / Wired:<p><b>Facebook's head of News Feed Adam Mosseri says the recently announced overhaul, designed to help</b> …

Journalism

All the News You Need to Read This Morning

Read it all here so you don't have to open Twitter.<p><i>The news is part boring and part overwhelming, so here's a quick list of all the stuff we thought was significant today:</i><p>– Aziz Ansari responds to the accusation of sexual assault made against him this weekend<p>– Plans to calorie-cap fast food and …

Meghan Markle

(Hot) Rumour: Surf Ranch for Sydney!

Solid negotiations afoot!<p><b>A couple of years ago I interviewed the investment banker Andrew Ross,</b> a nice man who planned to sprinkle Wavegardens across …

Surfing

The middle-aged men of the press must keep pace with seismic social change, or be left behind

Defensive, self-interested reporting of equality campaigns will leave national newspapers looking behind the curve<p>Hear that rumble; feel that tremor. It’s tectonic plates shifting. 2017 was a year of aggressive activism. 2018 will be even more so.<p>Equality and social justice campaigns have …

Banking (UK)

U2 Frontman Bono Directs Investment Fund into FinTech

Advertisement<p>Bono’s investment startup, The Rise Fund, is diving into fintech, with its maiden investment in the segment going to a robo advisor. The …

Vitalik Buterin

What's posh and what's not? Your 2018 guide

Posh. Such a divisive word. Used both as a slur and a compliment. Winced at by some. Aspired to by others. It’s bandied about so often now that it has become, well, pretty common. Some people sniff and say it’s not posh to say the word “posh” at all, but actually it’s fine if you’re being a bit …

Posh

Shark Tank: The Longhairs Accepts $100,000 Offer from Mark Cuban

Last into the tank are Lindsay Barto and Chris Healey of The Longhairs, seeking $95,000 for 10 percent equity.<p>The Longhairs offers a new kind of hair …

Entrepreneurship

Power Ledger (POWR) Makes It to Final in Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)

POWR is having a tremendous run that has seen the project grow at exponential rates since its ICO in the fourth quarter 2017. The token initially …

I got my O-level results 10 years ago. Look at me now

The O-level results came out two days ago, and receiving that slip is a momentous part of almost every student's life.<p>As some laugh and some cry, and …

Opinion

Censorship wins no arguments and just helps the right

Banning the Daily Mail from Virgin trains achieves nothing but giving it a dissident glamour it doesn’t deserve<p>How you think is as important as what you think. If you believe you can ban your way to victory by mounting heresy hunts against all who veer from the true faith, you will not only deserve …

Opinion (UK)

Virgin’s decision to ban the Daily Mail on its trains is a PR disaster

On a train recently, I was able to see what the other people around me were reading.<p>We were sitting at a table, four of us, all with laptops or …

Downing Street

Tech entrepreneur beats Conor McGregor to top spot in new entries for Ireland's Rich List

Conor McGregor has made his debut in the Sunday Independent Rich List – but has been beaten into second place in the list of highest new entries.

News (Ireland)

Deep in the Desert, the Hyperloop Comes to Life

When the hyperloop first sparked a frenzy in 2013, it was just an Elon Musk Big Idea—very exciting, maybe possible, definitely hard to believe. Now, …

Elon Musk

The Role of Leaders & Employees in an Organization

The biggest challenge that we often face in a leadership position is to find ways to attract and retain the best talent. My strategy in this regard …

Leadership

Virgin’s Richard Branson reveals the highs and lows of an entrepreneur’s life

From soaring success in business to missed opportunities and why you must always write everything down, Virgin founder Richard Branson spoke candidly …

Mick Jagger

We shall not be moved: Theresa May's shambolic reshuffle

Richard Branson’s on the wrong track with his row about selling the Daily Mail on his trains, plus why I hate January<p><b>Monday</b><br>With the best part of two weeks to prepare for her reshuffle, you’d have expected this was at least one thing Theresa May could get right. Apparently not. The first sign that …

Brexit

Weekend takeaway: A hitchhiker’s guide to a galaxy of great sci-tech

Buzzing from a great BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2018, read about everything from science to entrepreneurship.<p>Meet the woman running …

John Kennedy

How reusable rockets are paving the way for the next phase of space exploration

SpaceX is currently facing questions over what happened to the mysterious Zuma satellite that was launched into orbit earlier this month.<p>Although the …

SpaceX

Virgin Galactic successfully completes its seventh test flight - but when will it start sending tourists into space?

Virgin Galactic has successfully completed the seventh test flight of its VSS Unity spaceplane, also known as Spaceship Two, in the Mojave desert.<p>The …

Space Travel

How Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson Run Efficient Meetings

Insight from the best business brains to make your meetings more productive.<p>Trying to run a business is all-consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things - staff, suppliers, finance, production - the list goes on. But, above all, its meetings that seem to take up so much precious time, …

Management

Conor McGregor faced off with Richard Branson in Ireland, stating: 'He is no Sir on this soil'

• <b>UFC fighter Conor McGregor and Virgin CEO Richard Branson had a play fight in front of a live audience on Wednesday.</b>• <b><br>McGregor posted an image from the night on his Instagram account and told his followers that Branson is "no knighted Sir" in Ireland.</b><p>UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has given …

UFC