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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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Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis :

In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck take a trip to Athens to visit Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Mansion Maximos. They discuss Greece’s newfound sense of national confidence, the strategic importance of the eastern Mediterranean and why Greece is back on the map for citizens, visitors and investors alike.

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2723 Jan 2021
30 min

Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis : 

In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck take a trip to Athens to visit Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Mansion Maximos. They discuss Greece’s newfound sense of national confidence, the strategic importance of the eastern Mediterranean and why Greece is back on the map for citizens, visitors and investors alike.

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2629 Dec 2020
30 min

Best of 2020: part 2: 

Tom Edwards guides us through a curated selection of highlights from 2020’s impressive catalogue of interviews. From CEOs to city mayors, presidents and beyond, Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé sat down with those at the top to talk leadership and strategy in a year like no other.

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2522 Dec 2020
30 min

Best of 2020, part 1: 

Monocle’s Tom Edwards guides us through a selection of highlights from the year’s interviews. From CEOs to city mayors and presidents, Tyler Brûlé sat down with those at the top to talk leadership and strategy.

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2415 Dec 2020
30 min

Tristram Carfrae: 

In this week’s episode Tyler Brûlé is joined by Tristram Carfrae, deputy chair of engineering powerhouse Arup. They discuss the power of a cooperative company culture, the construction industry’s responses to 2020’s unique challenges and Arup’s role in shaping the future of sustainable urbanism.

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238 Dec 2020
30 min

Will Butler-Adams : 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, joins Will Butler-Adams, the CEO of foldable-bicycle company Brompton. They discuss how the company handled an unprecedented rise in demand, the future of the bike industry, urban change and why weight will always be Brompton’s obsession.

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221 Dec 2020
30 min

Norbert Kettner: 

Monocle editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé is joined by Norbert Kettner, who has been director of the Vienna Tourist Board for more than 10 years. They discuss the importance of celebrating our cities, how to support a night-time economy in times of crisis and why the spirit of Viennese decadence will endure.

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2124 Nov 2020
30 min

Simonetta Sommaruga: 

In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s editor-in-chief, Tyler Brûlé, sits down with Simonetta Sommaruga, president of the Swiss Confederation, in her office in Bern. They discuss the country’s practical approach to the pandemic and why it worked so well. Plus: how Switzerland can take more of a role on the world stage, their ambition for a seat on the UN Security Council and why nothing beats face-to-face diplomacy.

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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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