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Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters

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Business and Energy

March 24th, 2022

29:03

How will soaring energy costs affect UK corporations? Prices are spiking, not least because of the war in Ukraine. Energy is essential for everything from heating offices to transportation to manufacturing, so what …

Levelling Up

March 17th, 2022

28:36

Evan Davis and guests examine the prospects for business in this government priority for increasing economic activity beyond the Southeast of …

Changing China

March 10th, 2022

28:58

How will shifts in China's economic policies affect global commerce? The nation is the world's second-biggest economy and it's been the centre of …

Russia and the global economy

March 3rd, 2022

28:57

What will the consequences of the invasion of Ukraine be for the world's economy - and for us? From the effects on the energy markets to the tough sanctions regime, we can already see ripple effects across Europe and …

Buy Now, Pay Later

February 24th, 2022

28:40

What's behind the explosion in popularity of Klarna and its competitors? Most of us have found ourselves wanting something that we can’t quite …

Alcohol-free drinks

February 17th, 2022

27:37

Like alcohol, but don't want to drink? For the "sober-curious" consumer there's a range of low-alcohol alternatives on the market from gins and …

The Price Shock

February 10th, 2022

28:37

Prices are rising - but are we heading into an unprecedented economic period? So far, wages haven't yet followed. How different is what's going on …

Your childhood in the workplace

February 3rd, 2022

28:59

Psychotherapist Naomi Shragai talks to Evan Davis about how our emotional baggage can harm our work life.. She advises businesses and employees on …

Conflict at Work

November 18th, 2021

28:25

Evan Davis and guests discuss how best to resolve disputes between colleagues - both making the best of it and avoiding the worst. Despite our best …

Class in the workplace

November 11th, 2021

28:27

How can companies create a level playing field for applicants and employees from lower socio-economic backgrounds? Evan Davis and guests discuss the sometimes invisible barriers and assumptions which exclude some from …

The Lottery Business

November 4th, 2021

28:39

The National Lottery contract is up for grabs. While the results aren't scheduled to be announced until early 2022, the bids are in and being …

The Quick Commerce Economy

October 28th, 2021

28:41

Evan Davis looks at the expanding world of ultrafast home delivery. App-based firms like Getir promise to get a grocery order to your home in just 10 …

Carbon Capture

October 21st, 2021

28:18

Can carbon capture save the planet - and make money? The government has announced millions of pounds of funding to support the UK's emerging carbon capture industry. How will it change our futures?

Evan Davis speaks to …

Hybrid working

October 14th, 2021

28:23

In 2020, the pandemic hit, and the world locked down. Suddenly white-collar staff went from working in the office, to working remotely. But now we …

Labour shortages and the new model economy

October 7th, 2021

28:01

Labour shortages, particularly in the hospitality and HGV sector have dominated the headlines from petrol shortages, to worries about Christmas …

Clinical Trials

July 22nd, 2021

28:05

The extraordinary success of the creation of vaccines for Covid-19 has made the business of clinical trials look simple. But appearances can be deceptive and it usually takes many years and costs hundreds of millions …

Carbon labelling

July 15th, 2021

27:52

Should consumers be told the carbon footprint of the products they buy? And if so, how? In recent years, a shift in customer attitudes towards …

Rolling out electric vehicles

July 1st, 2021

28:26

Electric vehicles are a hot topic. Nissan has announced it will construct a factory to produce EVs, while the government says no new vehicles running …

The Purple Pound

June 24th, 2021

28:33

The spending power of disabled people and their families - the so-called purple pound - is valued at £249 billion a year. So is there a competitive business advantage in designing accessible goods and services? Evan …

The Future of Cruises

June 17th, 2021

28:41

For nearly 20 years, the cruise industry experienced huge growth. Then a pandemic hit. After a year of forking out for boats docked in port and devastating headlines chronicling outbreaks early on in 2020, what does …

Sound of the suburbs

June 10th, 2021

28:27

For years the suburbs have been seen as places to live, from which you can commute to a big city to work. But has the pandemic pushed the economic …

Ramping up capacity

June 3rd, 2021

28:41

How can businesses cope with supply shortages? Car factories across the world have had to shut down because they can't get hold of enough silicon …

The future of money

May 27th, 2021

28:38

The pandemic has given a nudge to the decline of cash. If that is the past - what is the future for our payments system? Could it simply be cards …

Billionaires

March 25th, 2021

28:07

When you have billions it's impossible to spend it all on yourself and your family. So what else do you do? Join the space race like Elon Musk and …

Hydrogen future

March 18th, 2021

27:44

It’s all around us and has pride of place in the periodic table. Hydrogen is the number one element. For decades it’s been hailed as a potentially cleaner alternative to the fossil fuels which power heavy industry, our …

How to set up an EU subsidiary.

March 11th, 2021

28:08

Since Brexit, many companies have had to set up a subsidiary operation in the EU to continue trading. What are the rules, regulations, pitfalls and …

The Satellite Business

March 4th, 2021

27:44

The government wants to boost the UK's growing space industry through its £400 m investment in satellite communications firm OneWeb. The company is a pioneer, launching satellites in Low Earth Orbit with the aim of …

The Reddit Revolutionaries

February 25th, 2021

28:04

The rush on shares by individual investors, into struggling US video game store chain Gamestop was portrayed as an attempt by a new breed of retail investors to thwart hedge funds which were shorting the stock. Some …

Net Zero in the house

February 18th, 2021

28:02

What are the business opportunities in turning our old housing stock green? The UK has some of the least energy-efficient housing in Europe – most of …

The Covid Hangover

February 11th, 2021

27:51

What are the long-term implications for the Covid crisis for the British economy. The government has borrowed more money over the last 12 months than ever before in peacetime. The ratio of public debt to national income …

Return to Brexit

February 4th, 2021

27:57

Almost five years ago on The Bottom Line - just before the EU referendum – debated the pros and cons of being in the EU. In a tribute to Radio 4’s The Reunion, the programme has reassembled most of the original …

Competence

December 11th, 2020

27:44

From the NHS Test and Trace Service to the lack of PPE at the start of the pandemic - both projects branded as having been incompetently delivered. But do we fail to notice the constraints their senior leadership team …

Sector Shutdown

December 11th, 2020

27:50

How are industries like live music, travel, conferences and events coping with the pandemic recession - and what plans do they have for survival? These business sectors have been hit disproportionately hard by the …

Commercial Property Wars

November 5th, 2020

27:43

Commercial landlords and tenants are at odds over unpaid rents due to the pandemic. Many retail, hospitality and leisure businesses are suffering …

Bolton Business

October 29th, 2020

27:55

How has the pandemic affected commerce in one English town? Bolton's economy has been struck particularly hard by this pandemic. Not only was it …

COVID-19 and the gig economy

October 22nd, 2020

27:52

Is the pandemic a spur to a world of temps and zero hour contracts? Hundreds of thousands of people have been losing their jobs during the crisis. …

Cybersecurity

October 16th, 2020

27:40

In modern business it's impossible not to be worried about a cyber attack of some form. But how do you lower your chances of attack and what do you do if someone manages to get in your system and data? Evan Davis and …

The economy - winter is coming

October 8th, 2020

27:51

The second pandemic wave means UK businesses have to live with uncertainty for at least another six months. Those economic green shoots and the summer of 'eat out to help out ' seem a while back. So what are the …

WPP boss Karen Blackett on obstacles to diversity in the workplace

July 23rd, 2020

22:11

WPP boss Karen Blackett talks to Evan Davis about building a racially diverse business.

How to build a racially diverse business

July 23rd, 2020

28:02

The Black Lives Matter protests have prompted boardroom soul-searching about how to engage a more racially diverse workforce. Good intentions have …

Transport after the pandemic

July 16th, 2020

27:36

Has staying at home during lockdown made us think more about our travel habits? Are you less likely to want to get on a bus or a train to get to work or are you itching to get on the next available flight? And what …

How we work now - lessons from lockdown

July 9th, 2020

27:49

Zoom meetings and working from home. Two habits which office workers have picked up during the enforced lockdown. But will these behaviours habits stick?
Some believe that if more of us choose to work from our spare …

Can science save the economy?

July 2nd, 2020

27:47

Evan Davis and guests ask if now is the time to exploit scientific research more effectively to help business recover from the coronavirus crash. The UK has traditionally been better at basic science research than its …

Post-pandemic resilience

July 2nd, 2020

27:58

During the pandemic, businesses have faced severe tests, from supply chain shocks to fluctuations in consumer demand. How resilient are companies in dealing with the unknown? In recent years the focus has been on …

Consumer habits after lockdown

June 18th, 2020

27:55

What have you learned about yourself in lockdown? What is it you crave, what have you found you barely miss? Evan Davis and guests contemplate life after lockdown and changing consumer habits. A surge in the sale of …

China

June 11th, 2020

27:48

Will Western economies and companies decouple from China? For decades, the world has relied on this rapidly emerging economy as its factory, …

Saving Companies

June 5th, 2020

27:52

Should the government continue to bolster companies, large and small when lockdown is finally eased? If so what businesses do you choose to save and …

Business hype

March 12th, 2020

27:57

Can new businesses survive without some form of hype or over-promotion? Or will consumer or investor disillusionment inevitably correct this? One recent example where hype came back to bite a company founder is that of …

Coronavirus and business

March 5th, 2020

28:04

How will the infection affect commerce in the UK and around the world? Evan Davis and a panel of guests discuss what's happening to the economy and look at likely scenarios.
Jennifer McKeown, Chief Global Economist, …

The working week

February 27th, 2020

27:54

Is our working week due for major reform? Will a move to a four day week - as proposed by the Labour Party in its recent General Election manifesto - ever happen? From shorter hours to more flexibility in the workplace, …

Couples in Business

November 21st, 2019

27:47

What are the pros and cons of running a business with your life partner and how do you keep the personal out of your professional life? Evan Davis and guests discuss.

GUESTS

Sophie Mirman and Richard Ross, founders and …

Dismissing staff

November 14th, 2019

27:48

What are the rules when people have to lose their jobs? It's always a difficult situation - which is why it's often handled badly. Evan Davis and …

Business Gurus

November 7th, 2019

27:51

Do business gurus really hold the secret to success? Peter Drucker, Michael Porter and Gary Hamel are some of those who've found fame and influence …

Managing Conflict

October 31st, 2019

28:03

How should businesses deal with workplace quarrels? At a time when the nation seems increasingly divided and hot-tempered, is there a way to bring …

Insolvency

October 24th, 2019

27:56

The number of companies in 'financial distress' in the UK is on the rise. What's causing the problems and what exactly happens when a company goes …

Plant-based foods

October 17th, 2019

27:42

How can business benefit from the popularity of vegetarian and vegan products in supermarkets and restaurants? One in eight of us identifies as …

Cryptocurrencies

October 10th, 2019

28:03

Will Facebook's launch of its own cryptocurrency be a game changer? What will this mean for established currencies and the global banking system? Evan Davis and guests discuss.

GUESTS

Jutta Steiner, Chief Executive …

The Future of Commercial Aviation

July 25th, 2019

27:55

How can the aviation industry marry sustainability with increasing passenger numbers? Since the deregulation of Europe's airlines in the late 1990s, …

Lessons of Theranos

July 18th, 2019

27:55

What can we learn from how one medical start-up fooled Silicon Valley and the world? Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 to …

The investment industry - luck or judgement?

July 11th, 2019

27:50

You trust financial professionals to grow your long term savings and pension pot. But how do you know if they are investing it wisely? The UK investment industry is awash with complicated terms and conditions, and …

The discounters

July 4th, 2019

27:56

Poundland, Lidl, B&M Bargains and Primark are thriving successes on the High Street, while more mainstream retailers have seen their profits hit. Just how do the discounters keep their prices so low? Keeping the …

Pivoting

June 27th, 2019

27:55

Can a sudden change in direction save a new company? Evan Davis and his guests hear stories about the start-up's nightmare: the original product is not selling, and cash is running out. Can changing focus - with a new …

Commerce and Crime

June 20th, 2019

27:54

From Somali pirates who've turned kidnapping into a global enterprise to cybercrime and fraud - the worlds of business and wrongdoing potentially have much in common. Clever criminals build business empires and fraud …

The Fitness Industry

June 13th, 2019

27:57

Who wins and loses in the cut-throat exercise market? Looking good and being fit has become more important as we have become more wealthy. Yet most new gyms and fitness centres fail. Evan Davis and his guests work out …

The Last Mile

June 6th, 2019

28:06

The package brought to your door may have crossed the globe - but the most expensive and fiddly bit of the journey will undoubtedly be what's known as 'the last mile'. Delivery firms are constantly innovating how they …

Anti-Biotic Resistance

June 1st, 2019

28:53

Antibiotic resistance is a global problem but there have been no new drugs produced since the 1980s. So who is to blame? The public's over-consumption or the current economic model for drug research and production? Evan …

Planning for uncertainty

March 28th, 2019

27:52

Every business faces uncertainty. In the final programme of the series Evan Davis and guests ask what businesses should do when faced with …

Feedback frenzy

March 21st, 2019

28:11

It's hard to buy anything these days without being asked to rate or review it. Evan Davis and guests look at how have businesses such as Tripadvisor, Feefo and Checkatrade have altered the relationship between …

Internships

March 14th, 2019

27:49

For many graduates an internship has become the default route to full-time, paid employment. But getting a good placement is competitive and in some …

The personalisation revolution

March 7th, 2019

28:12

Technological advances have made it easier for businesses to offer us more personalised goods and services, from customised cars to clothes that fit …

Magazines

February 28th, 2019

27:39

There are more than two-and-a-half thousand consumer and business magazine titles on sale in the UK. What is the appeal of magazines and how does the business endure in spite of falling advertising revenues and …

Are auditors fit for purpose?

February 21st, 2019

28:04

What's the point of an audit if it fails to detect when a company's about to go under? The sudden collapse of BHS, Carillion and Patisserie Valerie …

Behavioural science in the workplace

February 14th, 2019

28:11

Understanding how humans think and what makes them tick can be enormously helpful if you're running a company. Luckily behavioural science is on …

University Businesses

February 7th, 2019

27:54

Higher education in the UK is an astonishingly successful British industry, with an income of almost £35 billion a year. Universities have expanded …

The Internet of Things

January 31st, 2019

28:04

The Internet of Things promised to revolutionise the way we live and work but what has it delivered and what more is it capable of doing? Join Evan …

Business in the era of #MeToo

November 22nd, 2018

28:08

Has the #MeToo movement made businesses change the way they deal with sexual harassment and gender equality claims in the workplace? Does the law around non-disclosure agreements - often used to hush up this kind of …

Super-premium drinks

November 15th, 2018

27:58

There has been an explosion in the number of craft ale breweries and small-scale gin distilleries in recent years. The so-called super premium …

The Experience Economy

November 1st, 2018

28:05

There is some evidence to suggest we are falling out of love with buying material things. Instead, we want to splash out creating memories that last a lifetime. What does the growth of what's known as the experience …

Plastics

October 25th, 2018

28:16

Plastic is arguably one of the world's greatest inventions. Its' qualities allow it to be used in everything from food packaging to clothes and cars. But discarded plastic clogs up our rivers and oceans threatening …

Shortages

October 18th, 2018

27:43

No supply chain is immune from disruption and shocks. From extreme weather to strikes and cyber crime, what causes a supply chain to fail? Join Evan Davis and guests.

Guests

Tim O'Malley, Managing Director of Nationwide …

Rewriting the rules of Business

October 4th, 2018

28:05

Business has undergone seismic changes over the past decade; do the rules of business need to be re-written? If so, who should write them and what …

The Festival Business

July 26th, 2018

27:52

There are thousands of festivals in the UK each year and millions of us go to them. But as an organiser how do you make any money? Do logistics and the British weather make them a risky business? Every year festivals …

Advertising

July 19th, 2018

28:11

The UK has been a global leader in the Advertising Industry since the end of the last century. But like many businesses it's now facing disruption …

How does the commodities business work?

July 12th, 2018

27:39

Commodities are the raw materials which oil the wheels of the modern economy. From minerals to crude oil to coffee, Evan Davis and guests look at how the business of buying and selling commodities works and why it …

Why do companies do bad things?

July 5th, 2018

28:01

Social media giants mishandle data, banks mis-sell PPI insurance, engineers arrange for cars to cheat emissions tests. Why do companies sometimes do bad things? Evan Davis and guests discuss whether it's by accident or …

Should CEOs have term limits?

June 28th, 2018

27:55

In some countries politicians have fixed term limits. What would happen if the same principle applied to CEOs? On average bosses in the UK stay for …

Franchising

June 21st, 2018

28:12

Is becoming a franchisee a good way to start your own business? Evan Davis and guests discuss the ups and downs of franchising.

GUESTS

Ken Deary, …

Is any company ever invulnerable?

June 14th, 2018

28:10

Facebook, Apple, Google, or Amazon. Dominant companies that today look unassailable. But similar claims were made about MySpace, Tesco, Microsoft, …

Co-working Spaces

June 8th, 2018

27:48

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show.

Will 5G revolutionise our lives?

June 8th, 2018

23:34

The next generation of mobile technology - 5G - will be rolled out from 2019. It will enable faster streaming on our mobile phones and tablets and …

Teenage Business Entrepreneurs

April 10th, 2018

28:09

As children few of us have had experience of running a business. But this week we'll be hearing from four teenage entrepreneurs who have been honing their business skills in one case, since the age of 6. Evan Davis …

The EU after Brexit – A special programme together with The Briefing Room

March 29th, 2018

55:16

Radio 4’s Bottom Line and Briefing Room will combine in a special hour-long programme examining the economic and political future of the EU once …

Do corporate headquarters still matter?

March 15th, 2018

28:09

The tech giant Apple has just spent five billion dollars building a campus in California's Silicon Valley. It's not alone in its architectural …

Is strategy necessary for success?

March 9th, 2018

28:03

What is strategy and why do businesses need it? What distinguishes a good strategy from a bad one or a non-strategy? Not to be confused with goals or a company's ambition, strategy is a word that is often mis-used and …

The Ethics of Business

March 1st, 2018

28:06

Are 'ethical' businesses all they're cracked up to be? Evan Davis and guests discuss the newest type of certification in ethical business, the B Corp, and ask if it'll catch on.

GUESTS

Katie Hill, Executive Director, B …

Who Owns British Companies?

February 23rd, 2018

27:50

What has happened to Margaret Thatcher's dream of creating a nation of shareholders? Over the last decade there's been a big increase in the amount …

Turning Tables

February 15th, 2018

28:07

Evan Davis and guests discuss why some restaurant chains thrive and others fail. Why are so many chains closing down branches now?

GUESTS

Paul …

The Shock of the New

February 9th, 2018

27:50

Evan Davis and guests discuss the relationship between three important pillars of modern society: science, business and the consumer. Is the public right to be suspicious of business and the science it's selling? Why do …

How to Build a Bridge

February 2nd, 2018

27:45

Civil engineers would argue they are the unsung heroes of the railways, roads and bridges we all take for granted. But building major infrastructure …

Sir Terry Leahy

November 23rd, 2017

27:44

In the final programme of the current series Evan Davis will be talking to Sir Terry Leahy, former Tesco CEO, in front of an invited audience at Sir …

Department Stores

November 16th, 2017

28:01

Are you being served? Where do you shop - online, a department store or one of the large shopping centres around the country? Evan Davis looks at the competitive business of running a mixed retail outlet, or department …

Foreign Investment in the UK

November 10th, 2017

28:22

What makes the UK an attractive place for foreign companies to invest in? Britain has tended to enjoy high levels of inward investment thanks to its open economy. How might this change when the UK leaves the EU?
Evan …

Pets Mean Pounds

November 9th, 2017

28:29

In the UK we spend £4.5 billion a year on domestic pets. Where does the money go? Evan Davis and guests discuss the business of keeping pets.

GUESTS
Lynne Hill, Chief Executive of Linnaeus Group of veterinary practices

Agents

October 26th, 2017

28:25

This week the programme looks at the business of agents. What exactly do they do and are they adding value to their clients' careers? Evan Davis …

Is there a business case for having a diverse workforce?

October 20th, 2017

23:34

What is the business case for having a diverse workforce? Evan Davis and guests debate whether a mix of talents in the workplace leads to better companies and translates into more profits.

Joining the programme:
Ruby …

Shake-up in the skies

October 12th, 2017

28:03

What's behind the recent collapse of airlines such as Monarch, Alitalia and Air Berlin? Is it a case of supply outstripping demand or is there a …

Batteries

October 5th, 2017

28:01

Is battery technology the key to decarbonising energy and reinventing transport? If so, can the current technology, Lithium-Ion batteries, evolve …

There's no business like show business

July 27th, 2017

28:20

There's no business like show business. Evans Davis and guests explore the success story that is UK theatre. From splashy musicals, and classic revivals to cutting edge new dramas the sector makes more than a billion …

Cost cutting and business transformation

July 20th, 2017

28:05

What is the best way of cutting costs and transforming a business? Bosses often have to prune their operations - either to reinvest the cash to grow the business in other directions or because costs have got out of …

One Company, Many Brands

July 6th, 2017

28:21

Evan Davis discusses the reasons why some companies have multiple brands. Is it to bamboozle or does it help consumers navigate the wide variety of …

Land - the mother of all monopolies

June 29th, 2017

28:21

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.

When Robots Take our Jobs

June 22nd, 2017

28:13

Are white collar workers under threat from the new robotic workforce? Manufacturing companies have been replacing production line workers with robots …

Corporate Espionage

June 15th, 2017

28:12

Corporate theft has played a big part in business history from Porcelain and Tea from China, to the French attempting to get their hands on the blueprint for the Spinning Jenny. In this week's programme Evan Davis and …

The Future of Farming

June 8th, 2017

24:08

What's the future for UK Farming? Evan Davis meets three food producers from across the country to talk about the daily challenges of farming in Britain today. Guests include one of the biggest carrot producers in the …

The Bottom Line: Can We Trust Big Business?

June 2nd, 2017

56:40

Business and its place in society is a prominent issue at the moment. Zero hours contracts, executive pay, tax avoidance are all issues where opinion …

Britain's nuclear future

March 30th, 2017

28:44

Britain's multi-billion pound nuclear dream. EDF is building the country's first new nuclear power station in decades at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. …

Migrant Entrepreneurs

March 23rd, 2017

42:16

Migrant entrepreneurs create one in seven businesses in the UK. This week Evan Davis talks to three entrepreneurs who all arrived from overseas with …

Fintech

March 16th, 2017

28:18

The UK is a world leader in financial services technology, otherwise known as fintech.

Presenter Evan Davis asks how Britain has beaten Silicon …

The Secrets of Fixing a Price

March 9th, 2017

28:22

From budget airline seats to insurance, Evan Davis discovers the secrets of pricing.

How does stuff get to us?

March 2nd, 2017

28:31

How does a can of Italian tomatoes reach the supermarket shelf and a car manufacturer receives its parts in time? Evan Davis finds out about the hidden transport networks that bring goods from around the world to our …

The UK Space Industry

February 23rd, 2017

28:10

The UK space industry is growing faster than the wider economy. Its application is broad - from manufacturing satellites, earth observation projects, to advanced research and design for space exploration. The government …

Managing Workplace Relationships

February 16th, 2017

28:04

We spend a third of our life at work so it's inevitable that relationships blossom, whether it's a one night stand at the Christmas party or one that becomes a long term partnership. How do companies handle the issues …

The Challenges of Running a Charity

February 9th, 2017

28:06

How can people running charities balance doing good, maximising income, while retaining public trust? The sector is undergoing changes in regulation …

Care Homes

February 2nd, 2017

47:13

The care home business is heading for a crisis according to Evan Davis's guests in this edition of The Bottom Line.

The cost of providing care in this labour-intensive business has increased significantly because of the …

Negotiating a Trade Deal

January 27th, 2017

28:17

Brexit means the UK government will have to negotiate trade agreements with the EU and the rest of the world. Trade deal experts share their tips with presenter Evan Davis.

Guests include:

Janice Charette, Canadian High …

17/11/2016

November 17th, 2016

28:13

If the word auction conjures up pictures of a man with a gavel in a packed room shouting 'going, going, gone' - think again. These days governments and businesses rely on complicated online auctions to buy and sell. …

The Future of the Car Industry

November 11th, 2016

28:14

The future of the car industry. How car manufacturers are joining forces with "ride hailing" companies like Uber and why the future might be …

The Youth Market

November 3rd, 2016

28:01

Evan Davis and guests explore the fast moving world of selling to 18-24 year olds. Collectively, that age group has billions to spend. Individually, …

Selling Corporate Baby

October 27th, 2016

28:13

Starting a business is often compared to bringing up a baby, and with good reason: it's costly, gives you sleepless nights and requires your attention during every waking moment. But what happens when it is time sell …

Activist Investors

October 20th, 2016

28:20

Are activist investors good or bad for the firms they target? They hunt down companies they think are underperforming. They buy a stake in the business, then lobby for change. Critics say activists want to make a fast …

Careers without College

October 13th, 2016

28:15

Why are more top employers offering school leavers a fast track career without the need to go to university? Applicants for the top Degree …

Brexit: What Next?

October 6th, 2016

28:04

How do you do business when you can't see into the future? This may be what businesses always have to do, but Brexit has undeniably made the future even harder to discern than usual. When will it happen, what …

Theresanomics

September 29th, 2016

28:03

Theresa May has promised a bigger role for the state in business. The previously unfashionable concept of a comprehensive industrial strategy is back …

How to Build an Olympics

July 21st, 2016

28:09

The Olympics Games is the biggest sporting event on earth. But the road to a successful Olympics can be more gruelling than a marathon. With less …

Brave or Naive?

July 14th, 2016

28:11

Is escaping the rat race always a good idea? Many people dream of giving up the day job to start their own business - and we often hear about the success stories. But does everyone have what it takes? Evan Davis and …

The Price of Life

July 7th, 2016

28:07

It's hard to put a value on a human life. When you're well, perhaps you don't think about it. But if you're ill, getting access to the right drugs, whatever the cost, is a priority. But the NHS does not have a …

Life after Brexit

June 30th, 2016

28:09

How will the vote to leave the EU affect big and small businesses in the UK? Evan Davis and guests discuss trade deals, tariffs and 'passporting' rights that allow UK-based firms to sell financial products and services …

How to Negotiate

June 23rd, 2016

28:09

Most of us negotiate in some form or other every day - whether it's about who walks the dog, how much screen-time the kids can have or when to visit the in-laws. But too often we treat it like a competitive sport, with …

The Finance of Films

June 16th, 2016

28:00

The business of film. Evan Davis follows the money trail from script to screen. With the help of a top independent film producer, a film distributor …

Old Dog, New Tricks

June 9th, 2016

28:16

It is not easy to teach new tricks to the business world's old dogs. The latest fashionable solution for big corporations slowed down by bureaucracy …

Profit or plunder?

June 2nd, 2016

28:25

Asset management - or asset stripping? This week Evan Davis asks when making a profit from running a business becomes simple plundering.

In business, things go wrong at the best of times ... mistakes are made, luck turns …

EU Referendum

May 26th, 2016

28:12

What does EU membership mean for UK business and how might that change if Britain votes to leave? Business leaders join Evan Davis to discuss how trade agreements and red tape can both help and hinder corporate success. …

Life after a Blockbuster

April 4th, 2016

28:11

Whether it's creating Angry Birds, the best-selling mobile app, or developing the best-selling Alzheimer's drug or discovering one of the world's biggest oil fields in recent years, every company dreams of blockbuster …

Lonely at the Top?

March 17th, 2016

28:12

Many senior executives now employ personal coaches to help them through their toughest business challenges. Coaches can provide confidential, independent support for senior managers who find life lonely at the top. But …

Horse Racing

March 10th, 2016

28:11

Horse racing is the second most popular spectator sport in the UK but it is also a business. Presenter Evan Davis and guests discuss who makes the …

Tax Avoidance

March 3rd, 2016

28:07

Global firms like Amazon, Google and Starbucks have been criticised for using clever accounting tricks to reduce their tax bills in the UK. But how …

Now We Are Ten

February 25th, 2016

28:06

The Bottom Line first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2006. At the time, Tony Blair was Prime Minister, interest rates were 4.5%, petrol was 90 …

Data Privacy

February 18th, 2016

27:48

When you enter personal details onto any website or smartphone app, what happens to it? Where does it get stored, who owns it and who has access to it? These questions are becoming more relevant to ask as we put more …

Customer Service

February 11th, 2016

28:13

All businesses rely on customers. So, why do some businesses bend over backwards to keep customers happy, and why do some of them appear not to care? What is the impact of poor customer service on a business and how …

Renewable Energy

February 4th, 2016

28:15

After the Paris summit on climate change and the global commitment to cut carbon emissions, The Bottom Line is going green - with businesses that generate energy from the sun, the wind - and from cheese. And, whilst the …

Managing the Boardroom

January 28th, 2016

28:23

After recent corporate scandals like VW's emissions' cheating, Tesco's accounting irregularities, Barclays interest-rate rigging, many asked why …

The Northern Powerhouse

November 19th, 2015

28:23

Can the Northern Powerhouse solve Britain's North-South economic divide? For now, the Northern Powerhouse is a concept: an idea that towns and cities …

Breaking the Mould

November 12th, 2015

27:55

Rewriting the rules: what does it take to be a non-conformist? Evan Davis is joined by a banker, a brewer and a tech entrepreneur as they discuss how …

Financial Engineering

November 6th, 2015

28:10

What does a financial engineer do? A mechanical engineer may design a machine, one that does a task or overcomes an obstacle, but what problems does …

Fast Fashion

November 5th, 2015

28:21

From the design desk to the shop window, how do fast fashion brands deliver the latest trends in double-quick time? Evan Davis and guests discuss fabric, factories and a nimble supply chain.

Guests:

Catarina Midby, …

Sponsorship

October 22nd, 2015

27:59

Whether it's high-profile sports events or blockbuster art exhibitions, companies like Adidas and Unilever spend millions of pounds on sponsorship - to get their brand associated with sporting or artistic excellence. …

Going Public

October 15th, 2015

27:55

Companies like Royal Mail, Saga and the AA have recently listed their shares on the stock market. It gives them access to plenty of money to help them grow, but also means they're subject to public scrutiny. Evan Davis …

Crisis at VW: A Bottom Line Special

October 7th, 2015

43:14

Volkswagen is dealing with a corporate crisis following the emissions rigging scandal. Evan Davis and guests discuss.

Guests:

Sir John Egan, former …

Art and the Business of Taste

October 1st, 2015

28:20

How do you value something like a painting? What makes one artist worth more than another? Who decides what is in vogue and why do they have so much power in the art world? Evan Davis presents a discussion on taste and …

Supermarkets

July 23rd, 2015

28:24

Food deflation, the rise of the discount grocers and continuing price wars. Evan Davis and guests discuss who are the long-term winners in the supermarkets' battle to gain market share.

Guests:
Mark Price, Managing …

Entrepreneurs and Education

July 16th, 2015

28:12

Who needs qualifications for success? Three business leaders tell Evan Davis how they made it to the top after leaving school with just one A'Level …

Newspapers - to pay or not to pay?

July 9th, 2015

28:14

Despite widespread predictions of their demise and amid falling numbers of readers, newspapers are still with us. How are they adapting to the …

Newspapers - to pay or not to pay?

July 9th, 2015

28:15

Despite widespread predictions of their demise and amid falling numbers of readers, newspapers are still with us. How are they adapting to the …

Burger Battles

July 2nd, 2015

28:14

The British love fast food. Each year we munch our way through thirty billion pounds worth. On The Bottom Line this week Evan Davis and guests discuss the burgeoning burger market. There are new challengers to the …

Angel Investors

June 25th, 2015

28:15

How to spot the next Google, Paypal or LinkedIn? Three successful entrepreneurs tell Evan Davis how they use their own money to back promising …

Outsourcing

June 18th, 2015

28:20

Outsourcing has had a bad press over the years: What with taxpayers being charged for tagging offenders who were dead, the fiasco over security at the London Olympics and the earlier trend for companies to shift …

Corruption

June 11th, 2015

27:59

The scandal at FIFA is just the latest story of corporate corruption to dominate the news. What steps can businesses take to avoid getting caught up …

Failure

June 5th, 2015

28:05

If your business venture doesn't succeed, how can you be sure it's worth trying again before admitting defeat? More than 50% of businesses fail within 5 years, yet for many, failure is a necessary part of success. Even …

Productivity

May 28th, 2015

28:00

Why is UK productivity lower than in many other countries?

Evan Davis begins a new series of The Bottom Line by looking at the productivity problem. The programme asks what productivity really means and how different …

Corporate Scandal

March 26th, 2015

28:10

Phone hacking, financial mis-selling and fraud: How do companies recover from scandal and negative headlines? Evan Davis and guests discuss the skills and strategy required to bounce back.

Guests:

Niall Booker, CEO, …

Football's Billions

March 19th, 2015

28:12

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore joins Evan Davis and guests to discuss the economics and business of football.

In light of the recent Premier League TV deal, worth a staggering £5 billion pounds, this …

Going Global

March 12th, 2015

27:55

Whether you're selling breakfast cereals, criminal tags or excavator buckets, expanding your business overseas can be a game changer. But when's the …

Whatever Happened To?

March 5th, 2015

28:08

Sock Shop, Golden Wonder and Lehman Brothers: big names that once dominated the high street, the supermarket shelves and the financial world. They …

Waiting in Line: The Business of Queuing

February 26th, 2015

27:55

The science and psychology of the queue. This week Evan and his guests look at how businesses manage queuing.

We're often told that queuing is one of …

Inventors

February 23rd, 2015

28:06

Artificial snow, a plastic hairbrush and a non-spill baby beaker: How do you turn an idea into a successful business? Three entrepreneurs discuss …

Gold

February 12th, 2015

27:46

It's soft, shiny and rare. A symbol of love, of power, of wealth - gold has been prized for thousands of years, its value rises and falls as the …

Trading Places

February 5th, 2015

27:45

Naked bath bombs, in-store coffee shops and customer satisfaction charts: Evan Davis and guests discuss some of the secrets to retailing success. Each of them runs of a chain of stores but with hundreds, even thousands …

The Price of Time

January 29th, 2015

27:45

How should we price services? By the hour? By results? Or by the difficulty of the task? And what impact does each model have on how businesses are …

Upside-down Management

November 20th, 2014

28:12

What is the role of a business leader? To tell staff what to do or allow them to decide for themselves? One theory about management is that it should …

Family Rivals

November 13th, 2014

28:11

Taittinger champagne, Clarks shoes, Theakstons beer - three famous and successful family businesses that have passed down through the generations. So …

Live Long and Prosper

November 6th, 2014

28:01

Very few companies survive for centuries. Evan Davis hears from a luxury jeweller, a removals firm and a diversified business that makes money from ships, finance and groceries. Between them they have nearly a thousand …

Wearable Technology

October 30th, 2014

28:10

From smartglasses to smartwatches, tech companies like Apple, Google and Samsung are investing big money in technology that you can wear. They're …

Flash Sales

October 23rd, 2014

28:02

Flash sale companies are growing fast. Evan Davis and guests discuss how this new retail sector is changing the way we shop. How does the business model work? Just how low can the prices go? And are these internet …

TripAdvisor Etc

October 16th, 2014

28:05

Online postings about hotels, restaurants, hairdressers, electricians: How much can you trust the views of a total stranger when it comes to deciding what to buy, where to go and whose skills and services to employ? How …

Celebrities and Fans

October 9th, 2014

28:04

Social advertising: Evan Davis and guests discuss the growing power of celebrities, the rise of the money-making super-fans who "like" their products and the vloggers with consumer clout. How effective are these new …

The Saviour Returns

October 2nd, 2014

27:55

The best person for the job? Evan Davis hears from four bosses who took back control of the companies they had once founded. Why did they leave and …

Recalls

July 24th, 2014

28:04

Faulty children's beds, mislabelled horsemeat burgers and exploding dishwashers are among the products recalled by companies in the UK to protect the …

Location, Disruption, Location

July 17th, 2014

28:12

Civil war in Sierra Leone, political unrest in Ukraine, the Japanese tsunami and Hurricane Sandy on the east coast of the US - three guests tell Evan …

Second-Hand Trade

July 10th, 2014

27:50

Making money from old phones, engines and plastic bottles is the topic for Evan Davis and guests.
How do you ensure that you collect what others …

Mental Health

July 3rd, 2014

28:00

Would you tell your boss you had depression? In The Bottom Line this week, Evan Davis hears from three successful business people who talk openly …

Single Product Companies

June 26th, 2014

27:42

Can you conquer the world by selling only one product? Many companies start small, focusing their energies on a single item, with plans to expand into other areas once the business takes off. But not everyone wants to …

The Muslim Pound

June 19th, 2014

27:55

How big is the market for halal - not just food, but holidays, fashion and music too? Muslim consumers - and how best to serve them - are the topics …

Sex and Drugs

June 12th, 2014

27:56

Making money from products with a controversial image is the topic for Evan Davis and his guests who represent companies selling drugs and sex toys. …

Bitcoin

June 5th, 2014

28:04

The new economy based on bitcoins, the computer-generated crypto-currency, is the subject for discussion. What can you buy with them and as the …

Cyber Security

May 31st, 2014

28:07

Can you keep business safe from hackers? Many companies now feel besieged by constant attacks and few can claim not to have been targeted. In the first of a new series of the award-winning The Bottom Line Evan Davis and …

Serving the Super-Rich

March 27th, 2014

27:40

Serving the super-rich: what do the seriously wealthy do with their money? How do they preserve or spend their multi-million or even billion pound …

Energy Upstarts

March 20th, 2014

27:47

Turning up the heat: the new energy companies breaking into a market dominated by big established firms. Evan Davis meets two small entrants to the sector to find out how they're gaining market share. Is the strategy to …

Transformation

March 13th, 2014

28:04

Corporate turnaround and transformational tales. Evan Davis and guests discuss how companies fail, struggle and find their way again.

Guests:

Bruno …

Chocolate

March 6th, 2014

28:04

Chocolate is a big business as well as a delicious indulgence. Evan Davis and guests discuss how this global industry is tackling the pressures of …

Self-Improvement

February 27th, 2014

27:48

Self-improvement: If you want to look better, feel better, perform better, there's no shortage of help available. Whether it's cosmetic surgery for the perfect body, fitness programmes to boost self-esteem, or self-help …

Life After CEO

February 20th, 2014

28:07

Business leaders spend their lives climbing the corporate ladder, so what happens when it is time to step off? Evan Davis and guests discuss life after CEO.

Guests:
Lord Browne of Madingley, former Chief Executive of BP

TV Formats

February 13th, 2014

28:01

Successful TV formats like Big Brother, Pop Idol, X-Factor and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire are sold and broadcast all round the world, netting …

MBAs

February 6th, 2014

27:51

Business school or school of life? An MBA from a top business school is what defines many of today's high powered CEO's - but is the qualification …

The Sharing Economy

January 30th, 2014

28:01

The "sharing" economy is the topic of discussion for Evan Davis & his guests in the first of a new series of The Bottom Line. The market is built around renting out your possessions to strangers and entrepreneurs …

Design

November 21st, 2013

27:42

Decorating your home is big business - in the UK and around the world. In China and India the home decor market is evolving fast - but will the …

Shipping

November 14th, 2013

27:38

It's the lifeblood of the world's economy, moving most of our imports and exports and around the globe. But shipping is changing: vessels and ports are getting bigger and competition for trade is coming from the Far …

Planning for the Future

November 7th, 2013

28:02

Infrastructure projects can take decades to complete and are meant to last for generations. Planning for new rail networks, roads, bridges, airports - in the UK and overseas - all require assumptions and predictions …

Deals

October 31st, 2013

27:48

When the world economy is booming, many corporate bosses love nothing more than buying each other's companies. Takeovers, mergers and acquisitions soar. But evidence tends to suggest that many of the arrangements are a …

Who's the Boss?

October 24th, 2013

28:03

What is the role of a business leader? To tell staff what to do or allow them to decide for themselves? One theory about management is that it should …

Digital Marketplaces

October 17th, 2013

27:51

Where can you find a hand-stitched crochet blanket, the latest Lady Gaga video or sell your old sofa? Trading online makes it easier than ever to …

The Business of War

October 10th, 2013

27:57

Where there is war and fear there's money to be made from protection. In The Bottom Line, Evan Davis talks to ex-army leaders turned businessmen about the world of private defence and security work.Why are governments …

Big Data

October 3rd, 2013

28:04

Big data has become big business as improvements in computer memory storage have made it possible to keep and analyse digital data on a scale previously unknown. Evan Davis and guests discuss how the ability to store …

Investor Relations

July 25th, 2013

28:05

The power of investors and their role in changing how business functions and is run is the discussion for Evan Davis and his guests. What is it like …

Water

July 18th, 2013

28:03

Water is the world's most precious resource. It's also big business. As climate changes and populations shift, getting water where it needs to be is …

Futurology for Business

July 11th, 2013

28:00

Predicting the future is a skill that can earn investors and businesses a fortune - but get it wrong and disaster looms. In sectors like energy and …

Managing in a Crisis

July 4th, 2013

27:53

What do you do when it all goes wrong? How to manage corporations in times of crisis is the subject under discussion by Evan Davis and his guests.

Start-ups

June 27th, 2013

28:00

Entrepreneurs discuss how much money you need to start a business - and where to get it from - with Evan Davis.

Why do some start-ups require millions and others just a few hundred pounds? And what are the benefits and …

Food

June 20th, 2013

27:56

The food industry is increasingly in the spotlight as consumers and government worry about obesity, sustainability and safety.

Evan Davis finds out from three very different food companies about how their supply chains …

Travel

June 13th, 2013

28:01

Travel companies have recently had to weather the storms of recession for their customers and major upheaval at popular holiday destinations around …

Recruitment

June 6th, 2013

27:51

Recruitment companies discuss the marks left by recession on their businesses and the employment market.

Companies in the eye of the storm when the …

The App Industry

May 30th, 2013

27:46

Evan Davis meets "appreneurs" trying to make money in a marketplace where traditional business rules do not apply. Becoming an appreneur is easy. All …

The Education Business

March 28th, 2013

28:10

Education and how to make a profit from it is the focus for Evan and his three guests this week - each of them business leaders in the learning …

21/03/2013

March 21st, 2013

28:07

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Turnarounds

March 14th, 2013

27:41

Evan Davis asks his guests what it takes to rescue a sinking company.

Doing Business with Governments

March 7th, 2013

28:01

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and emerging …

Retail

February 28th, 2013

27:58

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Business in Africa

February 21st, 2013

27:47

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion and spin to present a clearer view of the business world through discussion with people running leading and emerging …

Alternative Finance

February 14th, 2013

27:50

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion and spin to present a clearer view of the business world through discussion with people running leading and emerging …

Books

February 7th, 2013

27:54

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Gambling

January 31st, 2013

27:50

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion and spin to present a clearer view of the business world through discussion with people running leading and emerging …

Family Firms

January 24th, 2013

27:52

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Planet New

November 15th, 2012

28:07

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Financial Services

November 8th, 2012

27:59

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Pricing

November 1st, 2012

28:01

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

The World of Sport

October 25th, 2012

28:06

Evan Davis meets three of the sport sector's top business brains and gets them to share their stories of reinvention and the secrets of their industry. Evans hears from the darts, snooker and boxing promoter, Barry …

Overcrowded markets

October 18th, 2012

27:48

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Quality

October 11th, 2012

27:46

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Boardroom battles

October 4th, 2012

27:50

The view from the top of business. Presented by Stephanie Flanders, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running …

Products

September 27th, 2012

27:54

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

20/09/2012

September 20th, 2012

27:43

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

12/07/2012

July 12th, 2012

27:51

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

05/07/2012

July 5th, 2012

27:47

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

28/06/2012

June 28th, 2012

27:52

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

21/06/2012

June 21st, 2012

27:59

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

14/06/2012

June 14th, 2012

27:54

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

07/06/2012

June 7th, 2012

27:50

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

31/05/2012

May 31st, 2012

27:48

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Ruthlessness

March 29th, 2012

27:45

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

22/03/2012

March 22nd, 2012

27:48

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Leadership

March 15th, 2012

27:49

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Cock-ups and Conspiracies

March 8th, 2012

27:47

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Reinvention

March 1st, 2012

27:55

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Selling expertise

February 23rd, 2012

27:52

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Young Entrepreneurs

February 16th, 2012

27:58

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Big Egos

February 9th, 2012

27:44

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Automotive

February 2nd, 2012

28:02

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Capitalism

January 26th, 2012

27:57

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Ambition

November 17th, 2011

27:56

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Business Bonds

November 10th, 2011

27:59

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Special Relationship

November 3rd, 2011

27:57

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Product Proliferation

October 27th, 2011

27:50

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Producers or Parasites?

October 20th, 2011

28:04

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Marketing and Mess

October 13th, 2011

27:50

The view from the top of business. Presented this week by Stephanie Flanders, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people …

Startups and Mistakes

October 6th, 2011

27:48

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

McDonald's and New Tech

September 29th, 2011

28:00

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Economy and Rumours

September 22nd, 2011

27:41

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Limits of Automation

July 14th, 2011

28:03

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Profits and Pitfalls

July 7th, 2011

28:01

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

The Future of the Web

June 30th, 2011

28:00

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Keeping Score

June 23rd, 2011

28:02

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Contacts and Contracts

June 16th, 2011

27:58

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Raw Materials

June 9th, 2011

27:40

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Is Greed is Good?

June 4th, 2011

24:09

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Fashion

March 24th, 2011

28:03

The view from the top of business, presented by Evan Davis. The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Major Disaster Plans

March 17th, 2011

28:03

The view from the top of business, presented by Evan Davis. The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

Slow Growth

March 10th, 2011

27:59

The view from the top of business. Presented this week by Stephanie Flanders, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people …

Business Time

March 3rd, 2011

27:54

The view from the top of business. Presented this week by Stephanie Flanders, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people …

Consumer Research

February 24th, 2011

27:55

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

19/02/2011

February 19th, 2011

23:56

The view from the top of business. Presented this week by Stephanie Flanders, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people …

10/02/2011

February 10th, 2011

27:54

The view from the top of business. Presented this week by Stephanie Flanders, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people …

03/02/2011

February 3rd, 2011

27:53

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

27/01/2011

January 27th, 2011

28:08

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

18/11/2010

November 18th, 2010

28:07

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

11/11/2010

November 11th, 2010

27:53

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

04/11/2010

November 4th, 2010

27:56

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

28/10/2010

October 28th, 2010

28:08

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

21/10/2010

October 21st, 2010

27:45

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

14/10/2010

October 14th, 2010

27:52

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

07/10/2010

October 7th, 2010

28:02

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

30/09/2010

September 30th, 2010

28:01

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

23/09/2010

September 23rd, 2010

28:03

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and …

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