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September 2019

Monocle's Entrepreneurship-focused September issue is dedicated to those who've struck out on their own – and those considering it. We've also amassed a timely toolkit for the business-minded buyer, whether you’re starting a new venture or rethinking an existing one.

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Editor’s letter

Tyler Brûlé reveals our plans to bring even more of the Monocle experience to you.

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The opener

Why it’s time to kick off your shoes in the office, the drive to ban drive-thrus and some woolly wanderers flocking to Paris.

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Building support

Casablanca does a fine line in conserving its colonial architecture but is more inclined to neglect its more recent gems. Meet the duo fighting for modernism.

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Front vine

When Russia annexed Crimea, Ukraine lost its wine-making region. Now its vintners are clinking glasses with the west.

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Protected status

If you’re in charge of policing one of the safest cities in the world, pressure and pride go hand in hand.

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Under the covers

Artist and historian Rachel Schreiber is the new head of the celebrated Parsons School of Design. As she rethinks its role, she finds solace in the New York Public Library.

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Salut, Italie

Franco-Italian ties are unusually frosty. How far can drinks, diplomacy and a dancefloor go towards warming relations?

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Greasing the wheels

The latest stop in our series is Tulsa. Despite a slowing trickle of oil money it is rich in creative vision and optimism for the future; now it just needs to get the rest of the world on board.

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Diplomacy briefing

We talk to Taiwan’s man in London about diplomatic tussles with China, the Swiss build their second-largest embassy and Russia’s backfire in the Baltics.

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Moving forward

How will you get to work in the future? We consider the role that businesses will play and think about some of the potential travel opportunities and pitfalls – not to mention how long it’ll take.

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Against the grain

Oatly CEO Toni Petersson has raised the drink’s profile by revamping its brand, tapping into consumers’ eco-desires and antagonising the dairy industry.

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Hive of industry

Soundproofed chairs, high ceilings and yellow upholstery have helped Estonian newspaper ‘Aripaev’ turn a factory hall in Tallinn into a modern office for busy bees.

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Office politics

The way we work is changing – and fast. This is leaving business owners and managers with more questions than answers. Does flexible working pay off? How much leave is too much? And how important is sustainability? We speak…

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Testing times

What happens if all commutes are free? Or you make young people do national service? Or even pay people for doing nothing at all? We find out.

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All in a days work

From paying your bills to finding your calling, work means many things to many people. But it’s the manner of your approach to the daily grind – your ambitions, your colleagues and your routine – that will define your…

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Directors’ cut

The more incendiary the conversation around cultural topics becomes, the more museum directors take on the role of mouthpieces for how society should deal with thorny issues. Four art bosses tell us how they’re making an…

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