The Bottom Line
BottomLine: Corporate Scandal 26 Mar 1503/26/15
Phone hacking, financial mis-selling and fraud: How do firms recover from negative headlines? Evan Davis and guests discuss the skills and strategy required to bounce back.
BottomLine: Football's billions 19 Mar 15
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore joins Evan Davis and guests to discuss the economics and business of football.
BottomLine: Going Global 12 Mar 15
If you want to expand your business, when's the right time to look abroad and which countries should you target? Evan Davis discusses the ups and downs of trading overseas.
BottomLine: Whatever Happened Too? 05 Mar 15
Some companies dominate the high street, the supermarket shelves and even the financial world, then disappear from view. Evan Davis and guests explore their fortunes.
BottomLine: Waiting in Line 26 Feb 2015
In this edition of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss the science, psychology and management of queueing.
BottomLine: Inventors 19 Feb 2015
Fake snow, a plastic hairbrush and a non-spill baby beaker: Three entrepreneurs discuss with Evan Davis how their ideas became multi-million pound businesses.
BottomLine: Gold 12 February 2015
From the mines of west Africa to the workshops of an east London jewellery maker, Evan Davis and guests discuss three links in the gold chain.
BottomLine: Trading Places 05 Feb 15
Naked bath bombs, an in-store burger bar and customer satisfaction charts: How do companies maintain brand identity across thousands of outlets, both here and abroad?
BottomLine: The Price of Time 29 January 2015
How to price services? By the hour, by results or by the difficulty of the task? In the first of a new series Evan Davis and guests discuss benefits, pitfalls and pay.
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...
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