41

March 2011

Our new issue takes a hard look at the working day around the world and asks whether being open-all-hours is better than sticking to the 9-to-5.

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Work in progress

From food-loving French taking long lunch breaks to workaholic Japanese businessmen, the world continues to approach office culture in very different ways.

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All about eve

What are the essential elements that make a great manager? In the first of a series profiling the management styles of key figures, Monocle gets an insight from Eva Hamilton, head of Swedish public service broadcaster SVT…

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Inventory No. 41

A round-up of beautiful and functional objects, including one-man-branded leather wallets and artist-designed backgammon boards.

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Toy story

This issue our regular Fairplay series on trade fairs from around the world makes a return. Here we visit the Toys & Games Fair in Hong Kong, the second largest exhibition of its kind in the world, where serious-minded…

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Do the business

The world is dividing into two halves: those who will not abandon the nine-to-five routine, and those (think Asian nations) willing to make sure they are open for business at all hours. We may not like it – but will East…

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Monocle travel guide

Basque culinary fireworks in Paris, bed and breakfast by the brightest light on the Oregon coast, a sparkling new Oslo alehouse and a Berlin foodstore sure to set your creative energies ablaze. We bring you this month’s…

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Catch of the day

The remote Alaskan outpost of Unalaska boasts the US’s biggest commercial port, thanks to a hugely profitable fishing season. And don’t forget the oil industry and a hit TV series...

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Turn on to China

As part of a soft-power drive, the Chinese media is learning to talk a new language. Monocle visits the studio of CNC World, a recently launched 24-hour English-language news channel owned by the state-run agency Xinhua.

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Mountain props

It might have only three turboprop aircraft, but airA!ps is a unique way to drop into South Tyrol, high up in the Italian Alps.

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Together again

In the first of a new series examining the possible turn of events in future scenarios, Monocle looks at how the reunification of North and South Korea might unfold.

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Taking art to the max

Rome’s Zaha Hadid-designed MAXXI museum opened last summer. Now that the critics have left and the public’s taken over, is it working? Or, like a wonky painting on a wall, does it need readjustment?

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On a roll

Atelier Charles Schambourg weaves Toile de Cuir leather and was founded by a former secret-service agent who saw an exquisite business opportunity.

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