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16 March 2016

Episode 231

27 minutes

From crisps to vodka, on this week’s episode we hear the story of family-run firm Chase Distillery. We also meet Asad Hamir of eyewear brand Kite, who explains the meaning of luxury in a world of 3D printing, and Swiss fintech expert Marc Bernegger to hear his thoughts on the sector’s future. Plus: we’re in Moscow to profile “quests”, a fast-growing and profitable business trend that involves players racing the clock to find clues and solve puzzles.

16 March 2016

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Moscow 2048

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They didn’t exist in Russia three years ago but now there are hundreds across the country: “Quests” involve players racing the clock to find clues and solve puzzles. Thomas Lowe profiles an idea called Moscow 2048 that’s pushing the boundaries.

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Kite

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Asad Hamir is the 28th optometrist in his family and he’s putting his technical know-how to good use with UK-based eyewear brand Kite, which he founded with fellow entrepreneurs and brothers Adarsh and Amar Radia. Hamir shares his vision for the company and explains the meaning of luxury in a world of 3D printing.

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Fintech 101

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Fintech, the much-hyped financial start-up revolution, is unsurprisingly big in the Swiss financial centre of Zürich. At the recent Finance 2.0 conference, Monocle caught up with fintech evangelist, serial entrepreneur and investor Marc Bernegger to gain insight into both the current state and future of the market.

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Chase Distillery

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From crisps to vodka, we hear the story of family-run firm Chase Distillery. Monocle’s Josh Fehnert speaks to James Chase to find out how to make a brand’s by-products part of its bottom line – and why the craft alcohol business is in high spirits.

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