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14 September 2016

Episode 257

30 minutes

Not long ago Texas-born Mickey Ashmore was a 20-something finance graduate working for Microsoft. Now he’s affectionately known as the Sabah Dealer, the founder of a hugely popular and fast-growing brand that sells slip-on shoes based on an old-school Turkish design. Ashmore shares his tale. Meanwhile, we meet Simon Talling-Smith, the man overseeing the European launch of a disruptive airline called SurfAir. Think of it as the Netflix of the skies: pay a flat monthly fee and you can fly as much as you like. But will the business model take off?

14 September 2016

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Sabah

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Not long ago Texas-born Mickey Ashmore was a 20-something finance graduate working for Microsoft. Now he’s affectionately known as the Sabah Dealer, the founder of a hugely popular and fast-growing brand that sells slip-on shoes based on an old-school Turkish design. Ashmore shares his tale of serendipity, curiosity and a healthy dose of hospitality.

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SurfAir

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Simon Talling-Smith is overseeing the European launch of a disruptive airline called SurfAir. Think of it as the Netflix of the skies: pay a flat monthly fee and you can fly as much as you like. It worked for the start-up in California but will the business model take off with equal success in Europe?

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