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Listen to Lucy

FT readers, I will miss you most of all

After 32 years, you are still an enigma, says Lucy Kellaway

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How I lost my 25-year battle against corporate claptrap

The exponential rise of guff in business shows no sign of abating, says Lucy Kellaway

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Apple's new grandiose office is for grown -ups

Apple's $5bn headquarters is the world’s most expensive office and Steve Jobs' last posthumous hurrah, says Lucy...

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Don't listen to prigs: profanity is glorious

Shock over swear words exposes some misplaced prudery, says Lucy Kellaway

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Let's have more 'womanterruption'

Interruptions help cut short boring discussions. So instead of making men interrupt less, women should be made to do...

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Why the most successful people just say no

The main difference between yes and no is that one is easy and the other hard, says Lucy Kellaway

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Paul Romer’s ‘and’ quota is a false economy

It was wrong to punish someone who tried to get his colleagues to write text that people might conceivably want to...

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You heard it here first: hold fast to your antiques

The tables are turning on Ikea and the fashion for Skandi tat, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic

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Amy the robot wants my job, but she's no match for me

Voice bot Experimental Amy might represent serious competition if what she produced was halfway decent, but it isn't,...

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To say older workers lack energy is ageist and wrong

Modern fiftysomethings are perky, well-rested and free from domestic ties, says Lucy Kellaway

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There is nothing cute about innumeracy

Abbott’s difficulty with a simple sum is evidence of a troubling assumption, says Lucy Kellaway

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Mondelez serves up 10 business clichés in one sentence

‘Breakthrough’ is so stale it makes me almost feel sorry for the author, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic

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My speech was a car crash because I am too confident

Good intentions led to a tour de force of clangers, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic

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My speech was a car crash because I am too confident

Good intentions led to a tour de force of clangers, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic

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Cheap ways to prevent executive burnout

Expensive ‘holistic’ leadership programmes do not solve anything, says Lucy Kellaway

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Cheap ways to prevent executive burnout

Expensive ‘holistic’ leadership programmes do not solve anything, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic

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A masterclass in calling bullshit

Puffed-up nonsense has been deemed worthy of academic study, says Lucy Kellaway.

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A masterclass in calling bullshit

Puffed-up nonsense has been deemed worthy of academic study, says Lucy Kellaway.

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The dedicated office chatters are being forced out

Everyone will tell you they are too busy to talk — but it is not true, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic

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The dedicated office chatters are being forced out

Everyone will tell you they are too busy to talk — but it is not true, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic

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