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  • Wearing socks on the outside of your shoes makes you less likely to slip on icy paths.

    Promoting people at random makes companies more efficient.

    These two hypotheses were among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes – handed out by Improbable Research, an organisation set up to promote academic work that makes you laugh, then think.
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Lucy Kellaway's podcastLucy Kellaway, the FT's management columnist, pokes fun at management fads and jargon, and celebrates the ups and downs of office life.

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