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The Chiefs

Tyler Brûlé is joined by an array of C-suite leaders – including the CEOs of major airlines and those at the helm of national broadsheets, humanitarian institutions and mammoth retail operations – in one-to-one long-form interviews. Do you want to know how the finest global businesses are successfully navigating a course through times of crisis? Then join Monocle’s editor in chief and a stellar cast of chief executives for practical advice on steering companies towards secure and profitable futures.

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Susanne Kaufmann:

In this week’s episode of The Chiefs, Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé is joined by Susanne Kaufmann, founder of the eponymous cosmetics brand and spa. They discuss the unique qualities of the Vorarlberg region, the rise of “Made in Austria” – and why keeping production close to home is key.

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206 Oct 2020
26 min

Susanne Kaufmann: 

In this week’s episode of The Chiefs, Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé is joined by Susanne Kaufmann, founder of the eponymous cosmetics brand and spa. They discuss the unique qualities of the Vorarlberg region, the rise of “Made in Austria” – and why keeping production close to home is key.

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1929 Sep 2020
30 min

The Chiefs conference – live from St Moritz: 

We present highlights from our live conference The Chiefs, which took place in St Moritz from 17-18 September. From the man mitigating crises on the frontline to the woman at the helm of an iconic Swiss furniture brand, we highlight some top moments from our Alpine get-together.

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1822 Sep 2020
30 min

Marc Spiegler : 

Tyler Brûlé is joined by the global director of the world’s leading art fair editions, Marc Spiegler, to discuss what the disruption to the events industry means for Art Basel – and how they plan on pushing forward.

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1715 Sep 2020
25 min

Kostas Bakoyannis: 

In this week’s episode, Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé is joined by the mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis. They discuss why the Greek capital is on the rise (and how to keep it there) – and why the current moment is an opportunity for accelerating positive urbanism.

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168 Sep 2020
28 min

Carlo De Benedetti: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, is joined by renowned Swiss-Italian publisher Carlo De Benedetti to discuss the launch of his new print and digital publication, ‘Domani’, how to build a new media brand in a moment of flux and the importance of European values.

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151 Sep 2020
30 min

Marie Sallois Dembreville: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, meets the International Olympic Committee’s director of corporate and sustainable development, Marie Sallois Dembreville. They discuss the IOC’s new Lausanne HQ, its quest to meet sustainable goals in host cities and the legacy that the Olympics leaves behind.

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1425 Aug 2020

John Goodwin: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, is joined by John Goodwin, the CEO of the Lego Foundation, from its home city of Billund in Denmark. We learn why the global crisis in education might be an opportunity to reimagine learning and to rediscover the value of play.

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1318 Aug 2020
30 min

Bracken Darrell: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, is joined by Bracken Darrell, the CEO of multinational technology firm Logitech. They discuss how Logitech came to engineer almost every part of our virtual lives – from the boom in eSports to the revolution in the way we work – and why a design-led strategy helped to keep the company’s future bright.

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1210 Jul 2020
30 min

Silvio Napoli: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, is joined by Silvio Napoli, the chairman of Swiss behemoth Schindler, manufacturer of everything from moving walkways to the elevators and escalators that 1.5 billion of us use every day. Napoli discusses how to engineer the future and streamline our journeys as society gets moving again.

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113 Jul 2020
30 min

Bernd Bauer: 

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé asks leading drivers of change what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. In this week’s episode, Bernd Bauer, CEO of Swiss premium leisure carrier, Edelweiss Air, discusses risk mitigation as we take to the skies again and how to get the aviation industry’s optimism back.

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1026 Jun 2020
30 min

Peter Maurer: 

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, joins Tyler Brûlé to discuss the shifting funding models for international institutions, the importance of brand on the frontline and reshaping humanitarian aid and diplomacy in a post-coronavirus world.

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923 Jun 2020
30 min

Sarah McNally: 

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé asks leading drivers of change what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. In this episode, Sarah McNally, founder of McNally Jackson bookshops, discusses the latest challenge to the publishing industry and why New Yorkers’ steely resilience could save independent retail.

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819 Jun 2020
30 min

David Miliband: 

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé asks leading drivers of change what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. In this episode, David Milband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former UK foreign secretary, discusses how to fix the vacuum in global leadership and why public trust – not hospitals – is the real key to fighting coronavirus.

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712 Jun 2020
30 min

Andrew Cogan: 

Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé asks some of the world’s leading drivers of change what challenges and opportunities lie ahead as we exit the current crisis. In this episode, CEO of office-design firm Knoll, Andrew Cogan, discusses the changing nature of the way we work and the importance of workplace culture, ergonomics and sustainability in the workplaces of the future.

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612 Jun 2020
30 min

Jeremy King: 

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé asks leading drivers of change what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. In this episode, celebrated restaurateur Jeremy King discusses the fate of the UK hospitality industry – and tells us why the socially distanced restaurant is a myth.

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