Is stress at work always a bad thing?

Contrary to enlightened practice, attempting to eliminate all stress from the workplace may not be best for the individual or the organisation

Burberry: a lesson on leadership and succession

Burberry CCO Christopher Bailey

Recent difficulties at luxury fashion brand Burberry illustrate the vital importance of leadership roles and the need for a smooth succession of power

Protecting elections from cyberattacks

James Comey courtroom

Authorities are struggling to combat hackers intent on influencing “democratic” elections

Stamping out trademark theft in China

New Balance store

China has long had a problem with trademark theft, but is a tougher stance from Beijing finally paying off?

Watching the rise of the franchisors

Super-franchisors purchase multiple units and typically offer franchisees back-office support such as marketing and human resources

Investors see the attraction of building a portfolio of varied franchised brands, benefiting from shared expertise, economies of scale and a bigger bottom line