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Management Today May 2016

Management today is an essential guide to UK business, with a real grasp of modern business thinking and the most effective management, Mt is a must read for company leaders, senior directors, entrepreneurs and ambitious executives- fresh and insightful, mt is not only provocative but delivers true value and guidance. The UK's largest monthly business magazine delivering a truly powerful auidence. Supported by industry leading features mt boasts of award winning articles and has won many accolades over the past few years. With truly superior editorial it engages and influences businesses like no other.

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United Kingdom
Langue:
English
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Haymarket Media Group Ltd
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islam’s image-boosting entrepreneurs

A recent YouGov survey on British attitudes towards Islam made disturbing reading. The researchers asked 6,640 people which three words or phrases they most associated with the term ‘Muslim’. Some 12% said terror, terrorist or terrorism – the most frequently reported phrase – ahead of faith (11%), mosque (9%), Koran (8%) and religious (8%). The number who said ‘business’ or ‘entrepreneur’ was zero. And even ‘beard’ got 1%. And yet we have a business secretary, Sajid Javid, with an Islamic heritage – albeit one who answered that if he had to live in the Middle East he’d chose Israel to reside – plus a Muslim odds-on favourite to become London mayor in Sadiq Khan. (Both their dads, incidentally, drove buses.) So having halal ready meal pioneer Shazia Saleem on our cover…

1 min.
contributors

PHILIP BERESFORD Beresford, who has spent 27 years compiling The Sunday Times Rich List, is also a former MT editor. There’s now a ‘welcome emphasis on entrepreneurs compared to the old bastions of blue-chip Britain, recognising that they are the wealth creators of the future,’ he says. JO JENNINGS Jennings takes the reins as MT’s new art director, while also running her own design firm from a studio in her garden. She’s particularly looking forward to ‘commissioning excellent photographers and illustrators’, so rest assured MT’s covers will stay in typical tip-top condition. ALASTAIR DRYBURGH Regular MT contributor Dryburgh reviewed Originals about those who buck conformity. He was surprised by just ‘how many founders of big companies hedged their bets at the start. Steve Wozniak of Apple kept his job at HP, Bill Gates didn’t drop…

2 min.
you live & you learn

‘Boy, you’re going to learn English,’ my father said when I was 15, handing me some language school brochures. ‘It’s the most important language.’ The choice was Exeter or Cambridge. But the train connections were better to Cambridge. I did the same with my kids. I said you should go to Beijing to learn Chinese, and they did. Chris Curry came to me and said, ‘ don’t like working for Clive Sinclair any more. Why don’t we start our own company?’ ‘Sure,’ I said, ‘How much does it cost?’ He said, ‘£100, have you got £50?’ ‘Yes,’ I said. ‘But what are we going to make?’ ‘Microprocessors,’ he replied. That’s how we started Acorn. It was one happy community back then. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison – you got to know…

1 min.
words-worth

In the 19th century, a ‘brain-storm’ was a sudden neurological or mental disturbance. Then, in the 1940s, an advertising executive called Alex Osborn developed a system for generating ideas: he called it ‘brainstorming’. The idea swept the world. But some feel that ‘brainstorming’ still carries the old medical associations and is potentially offensive. So for a while it was discouraged in government organisations, which preferred ‘thought shower’ and ‘cloudbursting’. But these names never caught on. Perhaps they should have 'brainstormed’ to find something better. 58% OF GRADUATES LAND NON-GRAD ROLES, THANKS TO OVERSUPPLY IN THE LABOUR MARKET…

2 min.
crash course

You’ve just been asked to dip your hand into your pocket for yet another leaving party. Recruiting new people is expensive and disruptive: what can you do about it? Money talks… up to a point. Research by HR consultants Willis Towers Watson suggests that base pay and career advancement opportunities are the two key drivers of retention globally. But Adam Maurice, a senior reward consultant with the firm, adds: ‘When you delve deeper, base pay is to some extent a hygiene factor. If you don’t pay enough it’s detrimental, but paying more only helps to a limited extent.’ Look beyond pay. Phil Sheridan, senior managing director at recruitment consultancy Robert Half, says: ‘Our research with UK HR directors shows the number one reason for people to leave their jobs is to seek…

2 min.
company vitae

How big a bite can the ‘Apple of EVs’ take out of the car biz? Formative years Founded in 2003 by a couple of idealistic Californians intent on weaning America off gas guzzlers, Tesla was named after 19th-century alternating current ace Nikola Tesla. A clever blend of Silicon Valley tech disruptor with old-school design and metal-bashing skills, its $100,000 Model S set new standards of performance and desirability for electric vehicles – and ruffled a few feathers at BMW and Mercedes, to boot. Recent history Despite being well into its second decade, Tesla (whose $32bn market cap is almost 75% that of General Motors’) retains a start-up’s appetite for cash – analysts reckon it gets through $1bn annually and may require $11bn more over the next five years. But it also has extraordinary brand…