Daily Archives: March 26, 2013

Andrew Hill

Like thousands of parents inspired by the story of 17-year-old “software prodigy” Nick D’Aloisio, I’ve just asked my teenage son what he’s doing on his computer that might later be worth $30m.

Mr D’Aloisio’s tale has all the elements to make pushy parents sweat: the boy had the idea for his news reader app Summly, just bought by Yahoo, while revising for his history exam, for goodness’ sake! Read more

US chief executives are beginning to wean themselves from their perplexing attachment to the role of chairman. But at a few large banks, the addiction persists.