The Bottom Line
BottomLine: Upside-down Management 20 Nov 14
What is the role of a boss? To tell staff what to do or allow them to decide for themselves? This award-winning programme on upside-down management is presented by Evan Davis.
BottomLine: Family Rivals 13 Nov 14
Taittinger champagne, Clarks shoes, Theakstons beer: Evan Davis meets the entrepreneurs who left behind their famous family businesses to set up a rival brand of their own.
BottomLine: Live long and prosper 06 Nov 14
Very few companies survive for centuries. Evan Davis hears from those who have. How have they achieved extreme longevity? And is their history a burden or a motivator?
BottomLine: Wearable Technology 30 Oct 14
Medium Smartwatches, fitness bands and intelligent fabric: Evan Davis and guests discuss how the latest gadgets could keep us eternally connected, fully fit and super smart.
BottomLine: Flash Sales 23 Oct 14
"Flash sale" companies are growing fast. Evan Davis and guests discuss how this new retail sector is changing the way we shop. Just how low can the prices go?
BottomLine: TripAdvisor etc 16 Oct 14
TripAdvisor and other consumer ratings websites can make or break a business. Evan Davis and guests discuss the power of the user-generated review.
BottomLine: Celebrities and Fans 09 Oct 14
Social advertising: Evan Davis and guests discuss the power of celebrities, the rise of the profitable super-fans who "like" their products and the vloggers with consumer clout.
BottomLine: The Saviour returns 01 Oct 14
Bosses explain why they took back control of companies they had once founded. Why did they leave and what events brought them back? What had changed while they were away? And what were the very first decisions they made when they walked back through...
BottomLine: Recalls 24 Jul 14
Faulty airbags, mis-labelled horsemeat burgers and exploding dishwashers. What is the process for recalling defective items and how quickly must manufacturers and distributors act to protect consumersâ health and safety? Evan Davis and guests discuss...
BottomLine: Location, Disaster, Location 17 Jul 14
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 Davis how they led businesses through periods of unexpected and extended turmoil. Guests : Peter...
BottomLine: Second hand trade 10 Jul 14
How much profit is there to be made from what others throw away? Making money from old phones, engines and plastic bottles is the topic for Evan Davis and guests. Guests Charlo Carabott, co-founder & CEO Mazuma Mobile Matt Bulley, managing director...
BottomLine: Mental Health 03 Jul 14
Would you tell your boss you had depression? Worried you'd be judged as weak or unable to cope? In this edition of TBL, three successful business leaders talk openly about what it's like to experience severe mental illness whilst running their...
BottomLine: Single Product Companies 26 Jun 14
Can you conquer the world by selling only one product? Not every company wants to diversify. Some prefer to do one thing and do it well, rather than risk diluting the brand so Evan Davis and guests discuss the risks and rewards of focusing all...
BottomLine: The Muslim Pound 19 Jun 14
How big is the market for halal - not just food, but holidays, fashion and music too? How are Muslim consumers best served? Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs who think they know the answer and asks how much can established companies learn from them....
BottomLine: Sex and Drugs 12 Jun 14
So how do you market products that many people disapprove of? These companies, selling drugs and sex toys, are testing our morals and the regulations set up to protect them. Evan Davis discusses with his guests : Jean Rasbridge, founder E Cigarettes...
BottomLine: Bitcoin 05 Jun 2014
Bitcoins, computer-generated crypto-currency, are the subject for discussion. What can you buy with them, how did the bitcoin craze begin and does the world really need another currency? Evan Davis's guests are from new companies hoping to cash in -...
BottomLine: Cyber Security 31 May 14
Can businesses be protected from Hackers? Many companies now feel besieged by constant attacks and few haven't been targeted. In the first of the award-winning series Evan Davis and guests discuss the anatomy of a cyber attack. Guests Richard...
BottomLine: Serving the super rich 27 Mar 14
What do the seriously wealthy do with their money? How do they preserve or spend their multi-million or even billion pound fortunes? Evan Davis meets the people helping the world's wealthy elite manage their lives, invest their money and donate to...
BottomLine: Energy Upstarts 20 Mar 14
New energy companies are breaking into a market dominated by big established firms and turning up the heat but how do they go about the challenge of taking on established companies? Evan Davis talks prices, customer service and green energy with...
BottomLine: Transformation 13 Mar 14
Corporate turnaround and transformational tales. Evan Davis and guests discuss how companies fail, struggle and find their way again. Guests: Bruno Cercley, CEO of Rossignol Group Harriet Green OBE, CEO of Thomas Cook Group Martyn Gibbs, CEO of Game...
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