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Clothes, now there’s a thing. I admit to being amused by the brouhaha that ensued after smooth-faced Facebook genius Mark Zuckerberg astonished the world by, ahem, wearing a hooded sweatshirt to a meeting last week. Grown men with wobbly paunches, red braces and pinstriped suits swooned. It was as if somebody had exposed themselves in a Jane Austen novel.

Clothes, now there’s a thing. I admit to being amused by the brouhaha that ensued after smooth-faced Facebook genius Mark Zuckerberg astonished the world by, ahem, wearing a hooded sweatshirt to a meeting last week. Grown men with wobbly paunches, red braces and pinstriped suits swooned. Others became puce in the face and blustered incomprehensibly. It was as if somebody had exposed themselves in a Jane Austen novel.

If you want a view of what a socialist president means for family businesses in France, given Francois Hollande’s recent elevation to the post, then speak to two barons. Baron David de Rothschild, chairman of the Rothschild Group, and Baron Ernest-Antoine Seilliere, chairman of Wendel, have had first hand experience of socialist presidents.

If you want a view of what a socialist president means for family businesses in France, given Francois Hollande’s recent elevation to the post, then speak to two barons. Baron David de Rothschild, chairman of the Rothschild Group, and Baron Ernest-Antoine Seilliere, chairman of Wendel, have had first hand experience of socialist presidents.

Ask News Corp’s communications team whether the media group is a family business and they will reply no. But if News Corp is to start rebuilding its reputation hurt badly by the hacking scandal in the UK, then maybe it should start seeing itself as a family business – and start following the best practices followed by family-run companies.

Ask News Corp’s communications team whether the media group is a family business and they will reply no. But if News Corp is to start rebuilding its reputation hurt badly by the hacking scandal in the UK, then maybe it should start seeing itself as a family business – and start following the best practices followed by family-run companies.

One shareholder described Barclays as “ruthless, heartless, cruel”. Another accused it of “dividing society”. It was quite clear that there is something seriously wrong with this business, and it’s also quite clear what that is: the owners are fatally disconnected from the management.

One shareholder described Barclays as “ruthless, heartless, cruel”. Another accused it of “dividing society”. It was quite clear that there is something seriously wrong with this business, and it’s also quite clear what that is: the owners are fatally disconnected from the management.

Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive and chairman of News Corporation, proved that age needn't be any handicap when dealing with one of the finest legal minds in the UK, so why isn’t he capable of running his media empire?

Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive and chairman of News Corporation, proved that age needn't be any handicap when dealing with one of the finest legal minds in the UK, so why isn’t he capable of running his media empire?

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