Every week for the past two years I have written new episodes of The Entrepreneurs, which airs every Wednesday at 20.00 London time, and its sister programme Eureka – Fridays at 22.00 – for Monocle 24. These are shows that aim to deliver inspiring stories from business leaders of all stripes (a recurring theme: it’s never easy). We work hard to make those interviews warm, engaging and, we hope, entertaining. In some cases, we hope to help spark your next business idea or ignite your entrepreneurial spirit. Over the past few weeks, that mission has seemed more important than ever.
In a time when many business owners are wondering how to ensure that their companies survive, we’ve relaunched The Entrepreneurs and introduced a new Q&A feature to enable some of the brightest minds in business to respond to your queries on resilience, working through a crisis and finding your next opportunity. I prefer to invite CEOs into the warm surroundings of studio one at Midori House but, just like many of you, I’m making do within the restrictions of our current situation. With cushions standing in for the studio’s padded walls and, sometimes, a blanket over my head to reduce echo, the programmes are now made at my kitchen table (with my partner, a lawyer, perched at the other end behind a barrier of house plants we’ve used to divide our respective workspaces).
While there has been a lot of trial and error, Monocle 24 is still able to deliver its guidance and entertainment direct to wherever you are. Last week we called Pip Jamieson (pictured), founder of The Dots, on her houseboat in London to take questions from listeners in countries including Italy and Ireland. Today we hear from Headspace CEO Rich Pierson on dealing with uncertainty while our panel takes questions about shoring up your finances. Have a question for our expert panel? Send it to: email@example.com.