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The Entrepreneurs

Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology.

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Episode 225: We take a tour of London’s contemporary-art scene and explore the experiential frontier of travelling with start-up SideStory. We also sit down with James Bidwell of SpringWise, whose company uses a global network to hunt for the world’s most innovative ideas. Plus: Jonathan Fren of Rebel Minds shares his views on the future of mobile apps.

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2253 Feb 2016
00:28:56

Episode 225: 

We take a tour of London’s contemporary-art scene and explore the experiential frontier of travelling with start-up SideStory. We also sit down with James Bidwell of SpringWise, whose company uses a global network to hunt for the world’s most innovative ideas. Plus: Jonathan Fren of Rebel Minds shares his views on the future of mobile apps.

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22427 Jan 2016
00:30:00

Episode 224: 

Rafat Ali explains the challenges of launching and growing his popular travel-industry news site Skift and we meet the founders of London-based healthy juice brand Moju. Plus: Miami-based property developer Avra Jain shares her top management tips.

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22320 Jan 2016
00:30:00

Episode 223: 

A special behind-the-scenes business report from one of the world’s most important menswear tradeshows: Pitti Uomo in Florence. Featuring interviews and insight from Ikiré Jones, Cad and the Dandy, Ernest Supplies, Gitman Vintage, Jupe by Jackie, Oak Street Bootmakers, Mr Smith Paris and Simone Cipriani.

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22213 Jan 2016
00:30:00

Episode 222: 

As Filson grows its customer base and expands internationally from its home in the US’s Pacific Northwest, the brand’s president explains how the company is keeping its focus. Meanwhile, London-based entrepreneur Damian Kimmelman visits Midori House to talk about the challenges and opportunities facing his start-up DueDil. Plus: we’re off to the Turkish coast to explore the business of the country’s nascent surfing scene.

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2216 Jan 2016
00:28:41

Episode 221: 

Jacob Cockcroft discusses the origins and challenges of his digital bookclub The Pigeonhole and explains why the future of reading is social. We also sit down with the New York-based founders of made-to-measure ballet-flats brand Margaux. Plus: entrepreneur Harry Slatkin shares business lessons from his career in finance, fashion and fragrance.

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22030 Dec 2015
00:30:00

Episode 220: 

In the final episode of 2015 we profile good business practices with David Goldberg of Founders Pledge and Cynthia Salim of Citizen’s Mark. Plus: Roger Martin and Sally Osberg discuss their book ‘Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works’.

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21923 Dec 2015
00:57:00

Episode 219: 

We look back over the past 12 months at some of the most memorable moments on ‘The Entrepreneurs’. We meet the CEOs of Rapha and MUBI, the menswear director of J.Crew, the creative director of Angels costumiers, the founders of Cobra Beer and Konik's Tail vodka, the author of 'Well Designed', and report on a radio station in Helsinki and a humidor workshop in Havana.

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21816 Dec 2015
00:26:30

Episode 218: 

In a special Christmas-themed episode we head to Bethlehem to survey the city’s rich tradition of artisanship and visit Vienna to profile Lohner. We also meet a heritage motoring brand crafting electric bicycles and talk to the founder of Little Citizens Boutique about the timeless allure of a quality children’s toy.

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2179 Dec 2015
00:28:38

Episode 217: 

From digital publishing to paywalls, we take stock of the world of online media and journalism with the man who curates the best writing on the web. A special half-hour discussion with Robert Cottrell, editor of The Browser. Robert speaks with Monocle’s Daniel Giacopelli about the thorny issues facing the world of media and journalism: which business models work, will the paywall disappear and how will we read and profit from online writing in the years to come?

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2162 Dec 2015
00:28:46

Episode 216: 

When it comes to start-ups, is a houseboat the new garage? We hop on entrepreneur Pip Jamieson’s houseboat and discover how she established The Dots on London’s Regent’s Canal. Plus: barber-turned-entrepreneur Matt Raine and his business partner Matt Brooke discuss Mr Natty, their growing grooming brand for stylish gents around the globe.

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21525 Nov 2015
00:30:00

Episode 215: 

We meet James Beshara, founder and CEO of Tilt, a crowdfunding service that’s sweeping across campuses and social circles around the world. Soheb Panja and Jeff Taylor also pop by to share the business model of their media brand ‘Courier’, a London-based quarterly publication covering stories of modern business. Plus: Geoff Mulgan from Nesta explains why most meetings are unproductive and gives his top tips for making them better.

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21418 Nov 2015
00:30:00

Episode 214: 

Harper Reed shares his journey from CTO of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign to selling his company Modest to PayPal. We meet James Watt, co-founder of Scotland’s largest independent brewery BrewDog, who tell us about his book ‘Business for Punks’. We then head to the mountains north of Los Angeles to attend business workshops at Camp and unplug from the outside world.

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21311 Nov 2015
00:30:00

Episode 213: 

A special episode from the Web Summit in Dublin. We sit down with the CEOs of Kickstarter and Deliveroo; Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar and Philippe Botteri of Accel Partners explain the future of ride-sharing, IDEO’s Anne Pascual shares the process of innovation and the team behind Viewpop explains 3D photography.

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2124 Nov 2015
00:28:38

Episode 212: 

We discover business lessons from the founders of British sunglasses label Taylor Morris and London-based Dum Dum Donutterie. Plus, we’re in New York to profile Alfred, the mobile app-based errands service.

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21128 Oct 2015
00:30:00

Episode 211: 

Minneapolis-based entrepreneur Eric Dayton shares the story of his clothing brand Askov Finlayson, his award-winning restaurant Bachelor Farmer and the ever-popular Marvel Bar. We also profile the global literacy start-up Pobble. Plus: Winkreative’s Rachel Claire Steed discusses the uses and abuses of “heritage” within a brand’s story.

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