Day: October 16, 2020

Psychotic, Incompetent, Greedy or Heroic? Which boss are you?

An exploration into how popular fiction has shaped modern business management styles has been published this week, by Dr Martyn Griffin of Durham University Business School.

From, Psychotic, Incompetent or Greedy, to Good or even Heroic, “Fiction and the Identity of the Boss” profiles 100 bosses from film and TV, and categorises them under one of 10 different management types, in an attempt to understand how managers construct their identities.

The categories include
• The Psychopathic Boss
• The Mean Boss
• The Incompetent Boss
• The Rule-driven Boss
• The Greedy Boss
• The Renegade Boss
• The Burdened Boss
• The Heroic Boss
• The Predatory Boss
• The Good Boss

Dr Griffin says: “The influence of TV and film on the identity of the modern manager is undeniable. Whilst writers, directors and actors often draw upon their own experiences to represent how bosses act in organizational life,

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UK must ‘get ready’ for no EU trade deal

The UK has to “get ready” for no trade deal with the EU, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.

Unless there was a “fundamental” change of direction from the EU, he said the two sides would not be able to agree a post-Brexit economic partnership.

The UK set a deadline of Thursday to decide whether it was worth continuing talks amid continuing disagreements.

Both sides have indicated they want to carry on but the EU has said it is up to the UK to make the next move.

The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said a no-deal outcome seemed to be moving closer after Thursday’s meeting of EU leaders – which the UK was not present at – failed to “move the dial”.

But she said there was still a “long way to go”, with the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier due in London next week for further discussions.


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Business Insider hires Cheng to cover VCs, tech startups

Candy Cheng sits for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, November 9, 2018. Photographer: David Paul Morris

Business Insider has hired Candy Cheng as a senior correspondent covering venture capital and tech startups.

She will start Nov. 30.

She previously was an executive producer of Bloomberg Studio 1.0, Bloomberg Television’s long-form interview series.

At Bloomberg Television, she was also the head of technology interviews, regularly booking top tech executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and other newsmakers for Bloomberg Media Group, including Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, and Quibi CEO Meg Whitman, among others.

In her time at Bloomberg, she helped launch several TV news programs, including “Lunch Money,” “Bloomberg West,” “Studio 1.0” and “Bloomberg Technology.” She also spearheaded Bloomberg TV’s coverage of major technology IPOs including Facebook, Alibaba, and Uber.

Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2010, Cheng was a producer for CNBC’s “Mad

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