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11 Jan 2018
5 min

The Briefing - The crypto conundrum: 

Financial analyst Louise Cooper explains why South Korea’s lawmakers are trying to ban crypto currencies.

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23 May 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Malin+Goetz: 

Beauty and skincare brand Malin+Goetz launched in 2004. The simple elegant packaging, unisex products and approachable brand instantly caused a stir. Skincare expert Matthew Malin found nothing could calm his sensitive skin; Andrew Goetz – a self-confessed cosmetics philistine and former marketing director for Swiss furniture-maker Vitra – worked on the brand's look, and the company was born.

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9 May 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Goods: 

Kasper Hostrup is the founder of Goods, a Copenhagen menswear shop that has garnered loyal clients worldwide thanks to its service, pared-back style and carefully thought-through collections. Goods opened as the global financial crisis hit but Hostrup weathered the storm and now the business is thriving. In this week’s episode, he speaks about what it takes to run a premium menswear store.

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2 May 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Oatly: 

John Schoolcraft is head of creative at Oatly, the oat-milk company based in Sweden. Its product can now be found around the world – including at Monocle cafés. In this week’s episode, Schoolcraft talks about how he helped to create a stronger identity for the 25-year-old company and take it global, making the product a favourite among baristas, as well as healthy and environmentally conscious connoisseurs.

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25 Apr 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Alice Made This: 

Alice Walsh is the founder of Alice Made This, a London-based design company that makes men’s accessories and women’s jewellery. What began in 2012 with a set of four minimalist cufflinks has evolved over the past six years into a collection spanning everything from shirt studs and tie bars to necklaces and bracelets. In this week’s episode Walsh talks us through how she built the brand and how she teams up with factories across the UK to create her unique pieces.

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11 Apr 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Cubitts: 

Tom Broughton has always been an eyewear obsessive – ever since he started wearing glasses at the age of seven. In 2012 he began designing and making frames on his kitchen table, not to make money but out of sheer passion. Eventually he garnered a loyal fanbase and what began as a hobby quickly grew into Cubitts, a new London-based eyewear brand that boasts a smart multi-channel model with five bricks-and-mortar shops across the city.

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21 Mar 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Matthew Corrin, Freshii: 

Matthew Corrin’s idea to create a brand around healthy eating has seen his business go from a single shop to one of the fastest-growing food franchises in the world. Corrin is the Canadian founder behind Freshii, a takeaway chain which aims to make healthy options affordable and convenient. Launched in 2005, Freshii now has more than 300 locations in 85 cities around the world. Matt Alagiah talks to Corrin about how he came up with the idea and how he has built the business into the global brand it is today.

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14 Mar 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - How to rebrand: 

Breathing new life into a brand can be a difficult undertaking. From changing a logo, to overhauling the business focus, rebranding can make or break established names and struggling enterprises. We ask Pentagram’s Paula Scher to give us her top tips for revamping a brand and have Maurus Fraser of Winkreative walk us through his favourite rebranding projects. We also talk to the duo who have reimagined British eyewear manufacturer Kirk Originals, and a Viennese entrepreneur who has rescued an obsolete watch brand.

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7 Mar 2018
27 min

The Entrepreneurs - Romée de Goriainoff, Experimental Group: 

Romée de Goriainoff is one of the three co-founders of Experimental Group, the French hospitality brand that launched Paris’s first proper cocktail bar and is now the name behind restaurants, bars and even hotels the world over. But it all started with three school friends and a mutual desire to spend their lives doing something fun, unconventional and challenging. In this week's episode, Romée tells us how he created one of the world's coolest bar brands.

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28 Feb 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - James Eden, Private White VC: 

In 2010, James Eden gave up a job in finance to turn around a 100-year-old factory in Manchester. The result is Private White VC, a luxury menswear brand where everything is made in Britain. Eden tells us how Private White VC breathed new life into the factory – and the community.

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21 Feb 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Lightspeed, Dax Dasilva: 

Dax Dasilva is the founder and CEO of Lightspeed, a tech firm founded in Montréal in 2005. The company provides point-of-sale software for small retailers and restaurants around the world, helping them to manage inventory, sell online and connect with suppliers and customers. Dasilva tells us how Apple was an inspiration, how design was crucial in shaping the company and why they chose to stay in Montréal.

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11 Feb 2018
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Market volatility: 

This week we’re discussing a week of sell-offs in global equities. We’ll be asking our panel to explain what we’ve seen and to unpack some of the factors that might have prompted, or at least permitted, the week’s volatility. As ever we’ll gauge what the next steps might be – whether we’re talking interest rate rises, the implications of further central-bank tightening or potential opportunities for investors amid the turbulence.

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7 Feb 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - It’s Nice That: 

Alex Bec is the co-founder of the HudsonBec Group, a company which began in 2007 with a website called ‘It’s Nice That’. The mission of the website was, and still is, to “enable creativity to thrive” and it does this by giving exposure to great artists, designers and illustrators all over the world. The brand now encompasses a printed biannual magazine and an events programme – and has a loyal fanbase. Alex told us about the brand’s humble beginnings and how it has grown since then.

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28 Jan 2018
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: 

This week we’re in Davos, as the World Economic Forum wraps up for another year. Our focus is a new UBS white paper focusing on partnerships for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which the bank sees as a crucial part of “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”, the theme of this year's meeting.

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3 Jan 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Make Shift: 

James Leay is part of the team behind Make Shift, a social enterprise that designs, builds and manages new public destinations that house independent businesses. Make Shift has been behind successful revitalisations of London spaces such as Pop Brixton and the new Peckham Levels. Here Leay tells us about the business model and his plans for the future.

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31 Dec 2017
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Looking ahead to 2018: 

We look at four key trends that will shape 2018: technological disruption, sustainability, the ending of a decade of easing and geopolitical flux. With the help of the UBS Year Ahead report, its author and our usual expert panel, we set the agenda for the coming year.

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27 Apr 2018
6 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 95: Of a Kind: 

Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo are the women behind New York-based Of a Kind, an online marketplace with a focus on emerging designers in fashion, homeware and jewellery. They met in university, bonding over their keen eye for fashion. Both moved to the Big Apple, Mazur working in art and Cerulo in the magazine industry. A good idea and a long email chain in 2010 led to the pair creating Of a Kind, a business that remains true to its original concept today.

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9 Feb 2018
11 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 84: Archie Lee Coates IV, PlayLab: 

Archie Lee Coates IV traces the story of PlayLab, the creative studio he co-founded in New York in 2009.

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