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Great frauds in history: the Hound of Hounslow

"Flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao made around $70m from manipulating the futures market.
25 Mar 2020
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Peter Thiel: Utopian elite flee for "Galt’s Gulch"

Peter Thiel, the tech tycoon who founded PayPal, has long been prepared for a flight from societal collapse. As coronavirus panic spreads, where is th…
23 Mar 2020
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Barclay twins: billionaire brothers square off in court

The Barclay twins spent 60 years building a business empire together. Now, they are squabbling over the spoils and threatening lawsuits.
16 Mar 2020
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Great frauds in history: Kautilya Pruthi’s Ponzi scheme

Kautilya Nandan Pruthi persuaded a large number of clients including famous sportsman and actors, to part with over £100m, which he used to fund his p…
11 Mar 2020
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Jack Welch: Americans have got to “work like dogs”

Jack Welch saw earlier than most that Asian competitors were coming for corporate America’s lunch. He revolutionised business management in response…
6 Mar 2020
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Great frauds in history: Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone

How Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone's "Omnium" scam grew into the Great Stock Exchange Fraud of 1814.
4 Mar 2020
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Five questions for: Joanna Reynolds, CEO of The Folio Society

Joanna Reynolds' company, The Folio Society, publishes illustrated hardback books.
2 Mar 2020
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Can “super geek” Jeff Bezos save the planet?

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, seen by some as the “evil face of capitalism”, is becoming a power beyond the reach of his multi-tentacled company. His next a…
2 Mar 2020

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Great frauds in history: Charles Keating

Charles Keating's junk bond scam let the American taxpayer on the hook for $3.4bn.
26 Feb 2020
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Rishi Sunak: the maharaja of the Yorkshire Dales

Rishi Sunak is taking the reins of the world’s fifth-largest economy at a crucial juncture. The unflashy but likeable youngster may be just the man fo…
20 Feb 2020
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Les Wexner: the Merlin of the Mall loses his magic

Les Wexner built a retail empire from scratch and made a fortune in the process. He ended up placing his trust and many powers in the hands of disgrac…
20 Feb 2020
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Five questions for: Michael Kaye, CEO of Talking Drum

Talking Drum is a West African restaurant serving traditional Nigerian cuisine.
19 Feb 2020
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Great frauds in history: John G. Bennett Jr’s Ponzi scheme

John G. Bennett Jr's classic Ponzi scheme cost his investors $135m and ended him ten years in jail.
18 Feb 2020
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Bernie Ebbers: the downfall of the Telecom Cowboy

Bernie Ebbers had the starring role in the greatest rags-to-riches story in US corporate history. A plot twist at the end turned it into a different k…
10 Feb 2020
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Great frauds in history: Robert Vesco’s dubious schemes

Robert Vesco looted IOS, a Swiss fund of funds, and the funds it ran by having them invest in a web of banks and shell companies that he himself owned…
5 Feb 2020
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Kim Woo-choong: the ambiguous legacy of Daewoo's Chairman Kim

Former Daewoo chairman Kim Woo-choong inspired a generation of entrepreneurs. His empire collapsed and his career ended in ignominy, but was he to bla…
3 Feb 2020
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Five questions for: Frederic de Ryckman de Betz, CEO and founder of Attic Self Storage

Frederic de Ryckman de Betz started Attic Self Storage back in 2008.
21 Jan 2020
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Kai Feller: Bark.com and the "Amazon for services"

Kai Feller set up Bark.com to streamline the tedious process of looking for service providers such as cleaners, accountants or gardeners.
21 Jan 2020
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Alina Morse: the teenager who made a million

Fourteen-year-old Alina Morse created Zollipops, her sugar-free confectionery company, out of her desire for treats that wouldn't rot her teeth.
20 Jan 2020
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Kristian Tapaninaho: bootstrapping his way to success

Kristian Tapaninaho grew Ooni, his pizza-oven business, through "bootstrapping" – quick and successful growth with very little external funding.
17 Jan 2020
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Willie Walsh: the colourful scamp who saved BA

Willie Walsh is standing down after 15 years in the cockpit at Britain’s flagship airline. Few will miss his combative approach, but the industry is l…
17 Jan 2020
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Carlos Ghosn: Le Cost Killer’s great jail break

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan boss charged with fraud, fled captivity in Tokyo and is now a fugitive in Lebanon. His memoirs should make for fascina…
13 Jan 2020
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Neil Woodford rides again

Neil Woodford’s speedy descent made Icarus look like a slouch. Many thought he would now be spending more time with his horses. He’s actually plotting…
1 Jan 2020