Insurance: When fact is stranger than fiction

Talking about your own insurance, whether it’s for your home, car, life or pet, is not likely to set the world on fire. But when it comes to the strange but true policies that have been taken out – to protect a singing star’s bust or a coffee-taster’s tongue, for example – then insurance shakes off its rather dry image in a flash…

Being an extrovert at work

We all know the extroverts in our business. They’re the confident, decisive, dynamic and outgoing ones who enjoy being leaders of the pack. You may well be one of them. Like introverts, they can make an invaluable contribution to a company’s success, but their strengths and skills need to be nurtured to get the very best out of them…

 

My life as a Creative Director

So you’ve already read about what a Creative Director does but to give us even more of an insight into the various guises the role can take, we spoke to Dan Jones, the Creative Director (Digital) at Maverick TV – the TV and media production company behind shows like Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies…

What does a Creative Director actually do?

Sure, we’ve all heard of the Creative Director job title but do we really understand what it means? Not only is it a broad title, but when you also consider the sheer range of industries the title can exist in, it becomes even more confusing. But there are some essentials to the role. To find out what they are, we decided to ask two experts…

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What does a data analyst do?

 Deterred by a career in data because you think it sounds dull? Think again – data analysts are like detectives, discovering how our day-to-day lives tick and helping to make sense of it. As we reveal, it can be a creative, challenging and rewarding career…

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Data analysts are looking at everything from the way we shop to our voting intentions in a general election. Our travelling, TV viewing and web-surfing habits are analysed forensically. So are crime figures, population trends, companies’ financial performance, and the battle for customers between the big supermarkets and the discount