Stories by James Thompson

An inspired approach

The life of a top football manager is a precarious one. A couple of months without a win and the manager can often pay with his head.
Typically when discussing a manager's demise, post-mortems conclude: 'He'd lost the dressing room'; 'the players had stopped playing for him'; or 'he was unable to motivate the team'.

Written by James Thompson30 Oct. 04 21:00

Court case reveals extent of pricing war

Oracle’s battle royal with the US Department of Justice as to whether it should be allowed to mount a hostile takeover bid for rival PeopleSoft is officially over, but customers testifying in the case are making it clear that it is software pricing practices that are really on trial.
Cutting prices

Written by James Thompson30 June 04 22:00