Latest podcasts on Entrepreneurialism

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2 Jun 2021
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Ace Hotel: 

Brad Wilson is the president of the Ace Hotel group, which is set to open its latest property in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill with a Toronto property soon to follow. The first Ace Hotel was founded in Seattle in 1999 by partners Alex Calderwood, Wade Weigel and Doug Herrick, and Wilson joined in 2011 to help expand their vision. Ace prides itself on looking at different kinds of existing buildings in off-the-beaten track neighbourhoods.

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29 Dec 2020
30 min

The Chiefs - 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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22 Dec 2020
30 min

The Chiefs - 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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15 Dec 2020
30 min

The Chiefs - 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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8 Dec 2020
30 min

The Chiefs - 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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1 Dec 2020
30 min

The Chiefs - 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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24 Nov 2020
30 min

The Chiefs - 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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30 Apr 2021
14 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 242: The New Craftsmen: 

In the second part of our feature on supporting artisans and makers, we meet Catherine Lock, who is co-founder and creative director of The New Craftsmen. The brand works with a range of top makers from across the British Isles, curating and supporting their work which is sold online and at its Mayfair showroom in London. Launched in 2012, the brand works with designers and artisans making everything from furniture and lighting to art textiles and tableware.

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2 Apr 2021
13 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 238: X Shore: 

Konrad Bergström is the founder of X Shore, a Swedish electric-boat manufacturer that designs pleasure craft with the environment and nature in mind. With modular interiors and without the noise of a loud engine they allow for a more enjoyable time on the water. Previously, Bergström founded Zound Industries, the licensee of Marshall headphones and speakers.

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19 Mar 2021
13 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 236: Lyre’s: 

Mark Livings is the CEO and co-founder of Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits, a brand launched in Australia in 2019. The company’s range of drinks are created to taste as good as a wide range of classic spirits and aperitifs, from gin and rum to Campari and vermouth. The brand has seen incredible growth since launching, while winning a host of awards around the world.

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5 Mar 2021
12 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 234: Angell: 

Jules Trecco and Marc Simoncini co-founded Angell in 2018. A French e-bike company, launched with the future of our cities in mind, its first vehicle was created by French product and furniture designer Ora-Ïto. One of the lightest e-bikes on the market, with a sharp streamlined design, Angell’s smart technology makes cycling safer for riders and motorists too.

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29 Jan 2021
10 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 229: PlanetCare: 

PlanetCare is a Slovenian start-up which has developed a filter to stop microfibre pollution. Doing laundry is an everyday activity but one of the big problems is the shedding of microfibres from synthetic clothing. This pollutes waterways from rivers to oceans – where they’re ingested by marine animals – presenting a threat to the human food chain as well as the ecosystem. This week, Guy De Launey meets the company’s founder, Mojca Zupan.

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22 Jan 2021
9 min

The Entrepreneurs - The Natural Wine Company: 

Alfredo Lopez is founder of The Natural Wine Company, a Barcelona-based business launched by Lopez and the team behind the cult interiors magazine ‘Apartamento’. With a focus on organic and biodynamic wines, international subscribers receive four to six bottles of wine a month, usually from small and independent producers. It’s proved a great option for people across nine European countries seeking a well-stocked cellar.

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15 Jan 2021
11 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 227: Maude: 

Éva Goicochea is founder and CEO of Maude, a Brooklyn-based personal-care brand launched in 2018. Intimacy and inclusivity are key words for the company, which aims to modernise and update the conversation around personal health and wellness. Goicochea is also co-founder of watch brand Tinker Watches and recently brought actress Dakota Johnson onboard to serve as Maude’s co-creative director and oversee the company’s sustainability initiatives.

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8 Jan 2021
10 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 226: Caraway: 

Jordan Nathan is founder and CEO of Caraway, a New York-based cookware and home brand he launched in 2019 after a scary experience while cooking with Teflon. Caraway makes non-toxic, eco-friendly products with sharp design, including ceramic pots and pans, linens and accessories in smart colours.

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18 Dec 2020
8 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 225: Calienna: 

When Miriam and Christian Cervantes moved to Vienna with a view to opening their own plant shop, they didn’t think they would be doing so in the middle of a pandemic. But they persevered and launched Calienna in September after months of lockdown and renovation. Alexei Korolyov speaks to the pair about their new shop.

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11 Dec 2020
8 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 224: Wait: 

Raffaella Grisa is the founder of organic beauty brand Wait, inspired by Italian and Japanese approaches to wellness. Turin-based Grisa spent years travelling Asia and importing fashion pieces and accessories for a western audience. Launched earlier this year, Wait is a line of body-care products and fragrances made from traditional natural ingredients from both Italy and Japan.

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20 Nov 2020
6 min

The Entrepreneurs - The Spirit Lives On: Howard Hughes: 

Howard Hughes was a lot of things: one of America’s first billionaires, a film producer and an entrepreneur in industries from media to oil to property. But Hughes was also a keen aviator and owner of the airline TWA, who broke round-the-world records and paved the way for competition in international air travel.

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