"We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies--in the minds of those closest to the work. It's been there in front of our noses all along while we've been running around chasing robots and reading books on how to become Japanese--or at least manage like them."
—John F. Welch
- Artificial sweetener 'is safe' Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:03:14 GMT
- The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, checks by European food regulators concludes.
- Bayern Munich 2-3 Manchester City Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:01:15 GMT
- Manchester City finish as Group D runners-up despite staging a fine comeback to win 3-2 at European champions Bayern Munich.
- Prior demands England fight, not sulk Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:44:34 GMT
- Wicketkeeper Matt Prior says England must "come out fighting" and not "sulk" if they are to turn around the Ashes series.
- Financier taking on Russia’s oligarchy Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:50:28 GMT
- After William Browder’s lawyer died mysteriously in Moscow, he sought justice in a way only a wealthy global financier can.
- How accurate is the Pisa test? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:22:51 GMT
- How does the Pisa international assessment test work, and how much trust should we put in the results? Experts take different views.
- Madagascar village 'hit by plague' Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:24:01 GMT
- A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island confirm.
- China university 'sacks law scholar' Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:36:38 GMT
- A law professor in China says he has been sacked after he refused to apologise for writing articles criticising the government.
- Jail sentence for PIP implant boss Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:29:26 GMT
- The founder of French company PIP, which distributed defective breast implants, is sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
- Obama-Castro handshake 'unplanned' Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:30:52 GMT
- The handshake between US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was unplanned, the White House says.
- Spanish journalists seized in Syria Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:41:36 GMT
- Two Spanish journalists have been kidnapped in Syria by a radical Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda, the newspaper El Mundo says.
- Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:56:14 GMT
- US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the six-month nuclear deal with Iran before a sceptical panel of congressmen.
- UK aims to double dementia funding Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:40:12 GMT
- The UK will aim to double annual funding for dementia research to £132m by 2025, up from the 2015 target of £66m, the prime minister says.
- Curb classroom disruption - Ofsted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:52:29 GMT
- Minor disruption and inattention in the classroom have been tolerated in too many of England's schools for too long, Ofsted head warns.
- Two Damien Hirst art works stolen Wed, 11 Dec 2013 08:50:22 GMT
- Two signed Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 stolen from London gallery, Scotland Yard says
- Midwife 'failure' at baby death unit Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:04:22 GMT
- Insufficient midwife supervision is blamed for failings which led to the deaths of three babies and a mother at a hospital.