Ed Micheau

Ed Micheau

A retail giant who had the common touch in spades

A retail giant who had the common touch in spades

Feargal Quinn’s gift as a businessman was his eagerness to listen to his customers and find out exactly what they wanted from his stores, writes Ed Micheau

‘I’m a bit of a horseaholic’

‘I’m a bit of a horseaholic’

Tim O’Driscoll’s maiden voyage at Cheltenham a year ago ended in failure, but this time he’s hopeful that his brilliant young horse Dinons can be one of the stars of the festival

Leo Powell: ‘We have to make Ireland a centre of racing excellence’

Leo Powell: ‘We have to make Ireland a centre of racing excellence’

Steeped in Irish horseracing since childhood, Powell has been managing editor of the Irish Field since 2004. As the equine world gears up for Cheltenham this week, he discusses the state of Irish racing

Power surge

Power surge

Robert Power is an overnight success 20 years in the making. But the jockey is acutely aware of the fickleness of his profession

Marc Benioff: A force of nature

Marc Benioff: A force of nature

With his brainchild cloud computing company Salesforce.com scaling the heights, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist shows no signs of slowing down

Invested 2017: The executive with plenty of drive

Invested 2017: The executive with plenty of drive

As chief executive designate of Acushnet, 49-year-old David Maher has proven he has the determination to secure one of the most important jobs in golf. Now he must prove his worth

Every little helps, but Tesco is going to need a lot more

Every little helps, but Tesco is going to need a lot more

‘Drastic’ Dave Lewis is on course to meet his cost-cutting targets, but that alone may not be enough

Dell takes the road less travelled

Dell takes the road less travelled

The prodigy who made his eponymous company a household name takes risks, but not without seeing the big picture

The Plan B candidate takes over at Uber

The Plan B candidate takes over at Uber

Uber’s new chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has strong credentials and an ability to bring a fresh set of values to an organisation that has been struggling of late

Jim Hackett: Ford’s new driver

Jim Hackett: Ford’s new driver

New chief executive Hackett is charged with getting the car maker back on track. Culture and an ability to have fun in the face of difficulty are two ways he hopes to achieve this

How complacent Cruz had his wings clipped

How complacent Cruz had his wings clipped

The beleaguered chief executive of British Airways has come close to losing his job after his ‘wait and see’ response to an IT crash that left thousands stranded

Richard Branson: Reach for the skies


Richard Branson: Reach for the skies


Branson has dropped a heavy hint that he will set up another airline


Warren Buffett’s big tip for success: read, read and read

Warren Buffett’s big tip for success: read, read and read

The Sage of Omaha believes that constant reading compounds knowledge, and that it’s an investment which yields dividends over time

Louis Vuitton's Bernard Arnault is engineering luxury

Louis Vuitton's Bernard Arnault is engineering luxury

By bringing Christian Dior couture into the LVHM fold in an estimated €12.1 billion deal, Arnault is getting his affairs in order for a succession

United Airlines: Why responses by United chief just wouldn’t fly

United Airlines: Why responses by United chief just wouldn’t fly

United Airlines made a drama out of a crisis, but how much had its dismissive responses to the violent removal of a paying passenger to do with the airline’s new aggressive competition culture?