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Why businesses should treat AI as a co-pilot, not a decision-maker 

Amit Bendov, CEO of Gong, has worked in AI for five decades. He believes we are on the cusp of a “cerebral revolution” but cautions on the limits of the technology

Dougal Shaw

Julia Hartz, Eventbrite CEO

Eventbrite CEO: My leadership style is inspired by rugby

Julia Hartz, co-founder and CEO of the global events marketplace Eventbrite, shares her personal business advice for our video series, My CEO Secret.

Dougal Shaw

Bolaji Sofoluwe, founder and managing director at ETK Group

Meet the business leader helping companies expand to Africa

Bolaji Sofoluwe is a firm believer in the power of the continent to deliver prosperity for ambitious companies and local economies

Josh Dornbrack

Rishi Khosla, co-founder and CEO of OakNorth Bank

How do you solve a problem like scale-up lending?

Digital bank OakNorth is in the vanguard of new banks backing fast-growing businesses. We speak to its chief executive Rishi Khosla

Andrew Lynch

Dave Law, Rob Law and their kids, co-founders of Zeepy

The pitch from hell (and how to avoid it)

If you have ever worried about your ability to win over investors, Rob Law’s story is one of turning disaster into triumph.

Andrew Lynch

Growth Engines: Leverage historic liabilities to build a future asset

An early interest in diving led to Yvonne Whiteley moving into data and eventually buying RED Scientific, which combines scientific research, technical support and engineering

Pavlo Phitidis

Josh Bayliss CEO Virgin Group sitting on a chair

Virgin Group’s CEO on why it’s important to be prepared to fail

For many business leaders, failure is something to avoid. But for Josh Bayliss, being prepared to fail has meant he's learnt more – and taken more risks

Graham Ruddick

Chill out Lunch photo innocent drinks

Innocent Drinks on why culture has been key to its success

Emilie Stephenson, UK head of force for good at Innocent Drinks, explains how a great business culture comes from the right blend of ingredients

Patricia Cullen

Ryan Metcalf from BNP

Growth Engines: It’s the storms that make skilful sailors

RNB Group has weathered a series of storms, from GDPR to Covid, but has learned to invest for growth

Pavlo Phitidis

Ella Mills on her evolving role as a founder and what she has learned from failure

Rock bottom is a painful term to describe the lowest point in a person’s life. But what can come with rock bottom is the opportunity to change and reinvent. It’s not easy by any stretch of the imagination but with true resilience, many can turn this pivotal time in life into their biggest strength.   Ella...

Josh Dornbrack

Simon Arora sitting at a table

Building B&M: Speed, strategy, and success

In 2004, Simon Arora and his two brothers, Bobby, and Robin, bought a discount retail chain in the North West of England for £525,000. That chain had 21 shops. Today, B&M is valued at more than £5billion and is part of the FTSE 100, making it one of the biggest retailers in Europe. Simon Arora...

Graham Ruddick

Jason Atherton with Dubai in the background

Mastering the recipe for success: Jason Atherton’s entrepreneurial insights

Jason Atherton has built an international fine dining empire with a dozen restaurants around the world, including his Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social in Mayfair. After working with Pierre Koffmann, Nico Ladenis and Marco Pierre White, Atherton joined Gordon Ramsay working in Dubai and London, where Ramsay opened Maze. After striking out on his own in...

Andrew Lynch

Kathryn Jacob, CEO at Pearl and Dean

The leader behind Pearl & Dean’s workplace culture revolution

“Empathy, listening skills, calmness, energy.” These are the four characteristics Kathryn Jacob, CEO of cinema advertising company Pearl & Dean, attributes to a great business leader. Displayed as the “conductor of the very fine musicians and experts,” Kathryn Jacob is the “oil between the wheels” of the company. Founded by Charles and Ernest Pearl and...

Alice Cumming

Jake Humphrey sitting with his hands together

Redefining high performance in life and business

High performance. The buzz term du jour on LinkedIn and in the business community. The man who literally has a podcast on the topic has his doubts about whether people actually know its true meaning. Jake Humphrey is a former BBC and BT Sport presenter and the Founder of the Whisper Group, a multi-award-winning company...

Josh Dornbrack

Andy Mooney, CEO of Fender

Going where the opportunity is but never losing touch – Q&A with Fender CEO, Andy Mooney

In an exclusive interview, we chatted with Andy Mooney, the CEO of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and creator of the $45bn (£35.2bn) Disney Princess franchise. We met Andy at the Fender Artist Showroom in central London, where he told us how going where the opportunity is has enabled him to enjoy a distinguished career, why...

James Cook

Michael Yormark sitting on sofa with Roc Nation logo above him

The leadership philosophy behind Roc Nation Sports

Roc Nation is an undisputed juggernaut. Since Hip-Hop icon Jay-Z founded the company primarily with the intent of signing pop and rap artists in 2008, Roc Nation has grown into the world’s preeminent entertainment company. Boasting clients such as Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Jess Glynne, and Alicia Keys, the company announced the formation of a game-changing...

Josh Dornbrack

Lewis Raymond Taylor

Lewis Raymond Taylor’s journey from prison sentences to building a successful coaching empire

Adversity. A word associated with so many high-profile business figures since the dawn of time. James Dyson had 5,126 failed prototypes before coming up with his now legendary bagless vacuum. Self-made multi-millionaire Inger Ellen Nicolaisen, Founder of Nikita Hair, overcame being raised by an alcoholic father and being a homeless 15-year-old with a daughter to...

Josh Dornbrack

Tom Beahon, Andy Murray and Phil Beahon attend the Castore and Andy Murray Press Conference at The Queen's Club on March 06, 2019 in London, United Kingdom

From banking to sportswear: How these brothers built a global clothing empire

We spoke to Tom Beahon, Co-Founder of British sportswear brand Castore, about swapping corporate for clothing, innovative ways to grow a brand, the power of having courage in your convictions, and much more. You went from banking to establishing one of the highest-profile clothing brands in the world – how did you manage this shift...

Patricia Cullen

John Amaechi

The big thinker on a mission to change the future of work

I don’t think there are many organisational psychologists in this world that can claim to be endorsed as a Jedi by Mark Hamill. Professor John Amaechi OBE can. On top of this, John is also an award-winning, international best-selling author, a sought-after public speaker, an executive coach, and the Founder of APS Intelligence. John’s CV...

Josh Dornbrack

Jacqueline Gold

Jacqueline Gold CBE shares her incredible life journey with Business Leader

Not many business leaders can say they’ve had bullets sent to them through the post, been poisoned by their nanny and arrested on multiple occasions. Jacqueline Gold CBE is the executive chair of Ann Summers and has taken the business from humble beginnings to a global superstar of business, battling adversity and life-changing moments along...

Josh Dornbrack

Steven Bartlett

‘I’ve never done anything because I wanted it to be the biggest, but because I wanted it to be the best’ – Meet the newest star of Dragons’ Den

He’s the new investor on Dragons’ Den, a university drop-out and a multi-millionaire at just 28. We met with Steven Bartlett for our latest cover story, where he talks about what makes him happy, why his first investor was an idiot, and how you can build your personal brand. Watch our exclusive interview with Steven...

Josh Dornbrack