In less than a decade, Marco Dunand and Daniel Jaeggi have turned a 10-person company supplying oil to a pair of Polish refineries into the world’s fourth-largest commodity trader with revenue topping $100 billion last year.
Rock stars know there are two ways to make records. You can spend months in the studio, digitally capturing every note, finessing and mixing to perfection. Or you can bash it out in a few days using the Jack White method.
Plan B, Jessie Ware and Alt-J lead this year’s shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which again has snubbed commercially successful acts such as Kate Bush, Coldplay, Emeli Sande and Florence & the Machine.