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The view from the top of business, presenting a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running companies.

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The Art of the Speech Writer

11/20/2017
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How the speech writing profession is faring in the age of Donald Trump. The BBC's Jane O'Brien meets the man who ghost-wrote The Art of the Deal, while Manuela Saragosa speaks to Eli Attie, writer for TV's The West Wing and former speech writer for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. And is Twitter taking over from the crafted speech? We hear from David Levin, a professional tweeter who takes over celebrity accounts. (Photo: The view from the podium, Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:17:26


Toilet Equality

11/17/2017
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"Potty parity" is no laughing matter for women in India and throughout the world, for whom open defecation is a threat to their health and their personal safety. With World Toilet Day coming up on Sunday 19 November, presenter Ed Butler speaks to its brainchild Jack Sim, the founder of the World Toilet Organization, who has made it his life mission to give everyone access to a lavatory. The lack of facilities for women is a particularly acute issue in India. Yogita Limaye reports from Mumbai...

Duration: 00:17:28


16/11/2017 GMT

11/16/2017
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

Duration: 00:17:27


Banks and Brexit

11/15/2017
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Will London's financial centre survive brexit? Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says yes. Plus: David Lowe, head of international trade at the law firm Gowling WLG, describes how the world is getting more protectionist. And the BBC's Will Grant reports from Cuba, on how the island's recent boom in tourism is under threat from strained relations with the United States. (Photo: City of London, Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:17:27


14/11/2017 GMT

11/14/2017
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

Duration: 00:17:27


How to Dress, Sit and Scrawl at Work

11/13/2017
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The way you sit, the clothes you wear, the doodles you draw - what message are you sending to your employer and your colleagues without you even saying a word? Presenter Manuela Saragosa is made rather more self-conscious by a range of guests, including image consultant Lizzie Edwards, posture therapist Joanna Kuszmar, and graphologist Ruth Rostron. (Picture: Office notepad doodle; Credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:17:26


Tax Paradise Mauritius?

11/10/2017
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The Paradise Papers suggest that the island state may be acting as an anonymous low-tax gateway into Africa. That is the accusation - denied by Mauritius' government - put to presenter Ed Butler by investigative journalist Will Fitzgibbon. Also in the programme, Robert Johnson of the Institute of New Economic Thinking and Winnie Byanyima of Oxfam explain why the solution to global inequality may actually be the revival of old school policies such as public education and organised labour...

Duration: 00:17:28


China's Hunger for Seafood

11/9/2017
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Are the oceans big enough to keep up with Chinese demand? And is fish farming the answer? Presenter Laurence Knight visits Shanghai's gigantic fish market, where seafood importer Peng Song explains why the rise of the Chinese middle class is being felt everywhere from Canadian lobster farms to British fish and chips shops. Meanwhile Joshua Thorpe reports from The Gambia, where local fishermen bemoan the illegal incursions of big foreign trawlers. Plus Manuel Barange of the UN's Food and...

Duration: 00:17:28


Doing Business in China

11/8/2017
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As Donald Trump visits China, Ed Butler reports from Shanghai on the continued challenge of doing business for foreign firms there. American internet entrepreneur Michael Michelini shares his experiences and Yide Qiao, secretary general of the Shanghai Development Research Foundation, tells us why he believes the Chinese government is still 100% committed to opening China up commercially. And Charles Freeman, a former US trade representative now at the private consultancy Bower Group,...

Duration: 00:17:29


07/11/2017 GMT

11/7/2017
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

Duration: 00:17:27


Paradise Papers: Secrets of the Global Elite

11/6/2017
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A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the British Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump's commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US. The leak, dubbed the Paradise Papers, contains 13.4m documents, mostly from one leading firm in offshore finance. Manuela Saragosa hears more from the BBC's Dominic O'Connell. Also in...

Duration: 00:17:27


Migrant Stories: Reasons to Stay

11/3/2017
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What happens to migrants after they’ve returned home? What opportunities are there for them in the places they’ve left? And are their stories of the shocking reality of travelling ‘The Back Way’ to Europe changing attitudes at home? Marie Keyworth travels to Tambacounda – in eastern Senegal near the border with Mali.

Duration: 00:17:28


Migrant Stories: The Bittersweet Return

11/2/2017
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For every migrant who makes it to Europe, dozens fail to complete what can be a difficult and dangerous journey. Marie Keyworth travels to Senegal to hear the stories of two men who did not make it beyond Libya, having crossed Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, and their feelings about having failed to complete the critical last leg - the boat journey across the Mediterranean. She also speaks to Seydine Ken and Jo-Lind Roberts from the International Organisation for Migration - which organises...

Duration: 00:17:28


Talking to Robots

11/1/2017
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Chatbots and artificial intelligence: The challenge of making robots sound human. Ed Butler speaks to Bruce Lee, senior director of artificial intelligence research at Ant Financial in China - one of the companies developing chatbots to help customers. Justin Cassell from Carnegie Mellon University describes the challenges of making her chatbot SARA - the Socially Aware Robot Assistant - more friendly. And Jeff Hudson, CEO of cyber security company Venafi, argues that humans need to start...

Duration: 00:17:28


Young and In Business

10/31/2017
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Juggling school work and running your own business: Two successful 15-year old entrepreneurs share their experiences. Izzi Dymalovski founded her skin care brand 'Luv Ur Skin' in Australia when she was just 9 years old and Silicon Valley inventor Shubham Banerjee has secured funding from the likes of Intel for his company 'Braigo Labs' , which is making a low-cost braille printer for the blind. Plus, we hear from Aurore Hochard, Head of Entrepreneurship programmes at Cass Business School...

Duration: 00:17:27


Infrastructure: Is Bigger Better?

10/30/2017
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When it comes to roads, bridges and buildings, are bigger infrastructure projects better? Ed Butler reports from on board China's fast-expanding rail network, and Manuela Saragosa speaks to Bent Flyvbjerg of Oxford University's Saïd Business School about the merits of going big. Plus could tech companies read your mind? Martin Talks, digital trends expert for Google, discusses the technology. (Photo: A roads system in Guangzhou, China. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:16:42


Iceland: Too Many Tourists?

10/27/2017
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Iceland has seen an explosion in tourism in recent years. But at what cost? Edwin Lane speaks to Grimur Saemundsen, chief executive of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, a geothermal tourist attraction. Economist and former government minister Gylfi Magnusson discusses the economic boost tourism has provided. And Inga Hlin Palsdottir, director of Visit Iceland, asks where there is such a thing as too many tourists. (Photo: Iceland-themed souvenirs on sale in Reykjavik, Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:17:28


Facebook vs Democracy

10/26/2017
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Do Facebook, Google and Twitter have a conflict of interests when it comes to stopping Russia and others from manipulating public opinion and stoking conflict around the world? Presenter Ed Butler hears a range of voices raising concern about the existential threat that social media could pose to democracy, including Ukrainian government official Dmytro Shymkiv, journalist Berit Anderson, tech investor Roger McNamee and internet pioneer Larry Smarr. (Picture: Screenshot of Donald Trump...

Duration: 00:17:28


Feedback Fatigue

10/25/2017
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Why do companies demand our feedback and reviews, for everything from a flight to a $5 Amazon purchase? Ed Butler asks Mike Petrook, director of corporate affairs at the UK's Institute of Customer Service, while writer, journalist and sociologist Anne Karpf laments the rise of the feedback questionnaire. We also hear from Eric Rea, founder of Podium, a US startup that provides reviewing technology to companies that were previously offline - a fast-growing market. (Photo: Feedback buttons,...

Duration: 00:17:27


Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

10/24/2017
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What can women, and men, do if their boss behaves inappropriately towards them? What legal recourse do they have? And why do so few speak out? Presenter Ed Butler hears the testimonies of several victims, and speaks in depth to one atypical case in the US - a novice journalist hit on by his female colleague. The programme also gets the views of Lindsey Corben there of Usher HR Consultants, ILO researcher Dr Jane Pillinger, and barrister Daphne Romney QC. (Picture: Businessman harassing...

Duration: 00:17:27

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