Although we would never dream of taking a laptop or chair upon leaving a job, the same cannot be said for information. An Iron Mountain study from 2012 revealed that two thirds of European office workers admit they had taken or would take information they had been involved in creating when they left a job.
I've been talking for some time about the changing world of work, and how traditional working life patterns of employment and doing business are increasingly less relevant in today's workplace. A combination of economics, technology and changing attitudes is forcing change upon us, like it or not.
The Bank of England is getting a knack for sharp screeching U-turns, not ideal when governor Mark Carney's beloved "forward guidance" plan over the path of interest rates is meant to be clear and credible... Yet now it seems they're just making things up as they go.
The more revenue Rebel Nell generates by selling this product the more jobs they create for Detroit's underprivileged women. Working together with local shelters, Rebel Nell identifies women ready to transition to a new phase in their lives.
Business can learn a lot from politics - and sport - in terms of managing public expectations. Companies are getting smarter at this game - down playing expectations in the business pages in advance of difficult results. But too often company leaders fail to control the narrative by overstating their ambition in the first place. Corporate Britain is littered with the bodies of business leaders who promised big and delivered small.
In my new book Economics: The User's Guide, I aim to show the reader how to think, not what to think, about the economy. There are a few important things to keep in mind when you are 'using' economics...
Watching your parents do their own thing not only forces you to face and tackle boredom, it inspires you to perhaps try out for yourself what's interesting them so much. We've no heroes these days, really, apart from ready-made 'reality' stars, catapulted into fame with no hard work behind them. What on Earth are we teaching our little ones?
'In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is no...
As soon as anyone suggests that the UK exchange rate is too high and that the pound is overvalued, there's an immediate reaction - and not usually a good one! But the problem is that the high pound is causing us all sorts of difficulties and it's affecting every man, woman and child in the UK right now, today.
Cannes. I don't mean the movie thing. I mean the Lions. The Lions are about Creative Directors, clients, agency execs and people that matter all in one place to review, celebrate and learn from each others work.
One of the Mansion House speeches from George Osborne and Mark Carney on Thursday was set to grab the headlines. George Osborne's speech about increased regulation of currency markets has been a long time coming, with plans to extend legislation over LIBOR fixings to cover other benchmarks...
Supposedly manufacturing-free regions of the UK seem to actually have rather a lot of people making things. I know it's frustrating for the headline writers who would rather it wasn't the case, but the North West employing 340,000 people and making £20billion of goods in 2013 just doesn't follow the narrative does it? And what are 125,000 Geordies doing making £6.4 billion of stuff? I thought the paper said they were all strolling around the Quays pissed up and half naked in all weathers. British manufacturing is alive, it's well, it's kicking and it's cool.
Symbolism doesn't get much better than this - thousands of homeless Brazilians set up camp outside São Paolo's stadium as it prepares for the opening game of the most expensive World Cup ever.
I'm pretty touchy about this not only because me being paid less than a man on the basis of gender is discriminatory and illegal, but also because I know for a fact that I've been a victim of pay discrimination simply because of my gender.
The last decade or so has been paradise for entrepreneurs mainly because as the world shifted more online and onto mobile devices, there was so much low hanging fruit up for grabs.
So whilst many businesses will need to clean up their act, the key question is; what does the future hold for content? How can brands ensure they avoid penalisation, whilst delivering engaging content that's of value to users?