2020

Monocle’s handsome special-edition magazine that’s brimming with big insights, global analysis and case studies to use to keep your company hale and healthy. We chart the choppy waters from first steps to successful scaling-up and bring inspiration, ideas and tips on everything from starting up to starting over.

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Tricks of the trade

From meeting start-ups on the rise to discovering how to find your brand, be an effective boss and what to invest in next, we round up sage advice, thoughts and tips from entrepreneurs with years of experience under their…

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Doing the right thing

This is going to be a difficult year but amid all the gloomy headlines there have also been slivers of good news. Whether it’s businesses retooling to provide vital medical equipment, professionals finding creative ways to…

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Change your job

Stuck working from home? Thinking about what your company could or should be after all this? Luckily there are people waiting for your call and who – once we defeat this virus – will help you transform not only how your…

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Firm beliefs

How do you measure a company’s success? We think it goes beyond revenue or profit, as important as they are. It’s also about creating jobs, solving problems, staying relevant and being innovative. Those skills are now more…

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Taking root

Robert Bound reporting from Yerevan: From its start-up scene to coping with the pandemic, Armenia shows how a small nation can benefit from building strong ties to its powerful diaspora. PHOTOGRAPHER Conny Mirbach

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Out of office

There’s more to feeling part of a tightly knit team than daily meetings or hasty coffee breaks. We catch up with the thriving businesses that nurture their company culture and have taken team bonding to a whole new level…

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Staying power

How have public-focused companies adapted to these challenging times? We speak to three free-thinking business leaders, from diverse industries, who were in a stronger position than many to weather the storm.

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In this together

How are leading figures from the worlds of hospitality, retail, design and more adapting to a radically altered business landscape? From embracing digital platforms to taking the time to regroup, plan for the future and…

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Thinking big

Now is the time to rethink your life and livelihood. Here we offer insights to guide you on your way from the value of running the show – which can’t always be counted in cash – to the appeal of apprenticeships and how the…

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From the art

While you’re stuck at home, it’s a good time to think about what you want from your office in the future. We meet three companies who believe that art enhances morale, identity and relationships.

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Working wonders

EDITED by Nolan Giles: Absence makes the heart grow fonder – and, it seems, that applies to our offices too. So how can we get the best out of our working environments when we return to them? We’ve sourced 20 items that…

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Urban developers

Hayley Curnow reporting from Melbourne: A crop of talented graphic-design firms are winning commissions across Melbourne’s property and hospitality industries, providing their clients with elegant branding and the city with…

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Labours of love

Now we are not suggesting you get overly suited and booted while much of the world works from home but a good jacket will still impress on a conference call and a box-fresh polo will sharpen your mood even if you can’t…

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Ticking ahead

Are you in the mood to plump for a future heirloom or something with a touch of verve to anchor your everyday look? There are a host of new timepieces that have made it to market this year without any fanfare. All are…

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On the map

What are the external factors that help young companies thrive? We profile a trio of clever cities, where doing business is a pleasure – and that are bound to flourish when the world gets moving again.

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Lessons learnt

Josh Fehnert REPORTING from London: With public spaces shuttered and a third of the world in lockdown, coronavirus has fundamentally altered how we do business. But change isn’t always bad. Here are some positive takehomes…

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Monocle is launching a brand new annual, The Entrepreneurs. It's packed with fresh takes on finding funding, establishing a niche, starting out and moving on. Under the covers we meet industry leaders, visit the alternative business schools and scour the cities that we think you should move to. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, tips on kitting out your office, advice on scaling up a business or the impetus to start over, this is the magazine for you.

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Grand Seiko

Grand Seiko has a storied and uniquely Japanese heritage that is ingrained in the face of every watch crafted by the company. The first Grand Seiko was made in 1960 with a simple ambition: make a watch as precise, durable…

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World at your feet

Whether they’re grand business behemoths or single-person start-ups, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to entrepreneurs. We’ve traversed the globe and searched across industries to bring you the stories…

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Born to do it

From a blue-sky thinker to a master fashion brand builder, we meet the founders, owners and CEOs who have navigated the rocky road to success and are only too happy to share directions.

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Rip up the business plan

The start-up landscape is always shifting and the latest crop of business owners will surprise you. We meet the people who are changing the game and look at the countries, age groups and sectors reshaping business.

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Friends in the north

You don’t need a city to start a business. A new generation of greenfield entrepreneurs are planting the seeds of clever companies in the likes of the East Neuk of Fife.

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This is what success looks like

Will quitting the nine-to-five to be your own boss mean never having to work into the weekend again? Or will it mean never getting home before midnight? We caught up with eight successful entrepreneurs on a Friday evening…

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