Rachel Bridge writes books about entrepreneurship, personal development and smart thinking.
"Ambition", explains how all of us can reach our ideal place in life with a little bit of planning and some carefully honed routines. The author joined Juliette Foster in the studio to discuss her inspiration and works.
The Oscars have taken place in the US. British actor Mark Rylance won his first Oscar with Best Supporting Actor for Cold War drama Bridge of Spies, whilst Leonardo Di Caprio also won his first gong, for his lead actor role in The Revenant. But how does winning an Academy Award help an actors career, and their earnings? Matt Cox spoke to film expert, critic and broadcaster James Cameron Wilson, who explained the confusing system of actor points and whether they really do mean prizes.
Sue Dougan speaks to Richard Gillingwater (CBE), Chairman of Henderson Global Investors and recently appointed Pro-Chancellor of the Open University. Together they look back at his life and career through his chosen tracks.
This week on Business of Sport with Michael Considine we look ahead to what is sure to be a pivotal week in the history of the The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, World football insider editor Mark Bisson and Jaimie Fuller, chairman of Skins, the sportswear company and also member of the organisation New Fifa Now give their thoughts and Joe Aldridge looks at how the new season for Formula 1 is shaping up. Plus Ruby Johnson with this week's Extra Time
Coming up on the show today: Former Futures and Challenger tennis player James Cluskey will be discussing the increasing crisis engulfing tennis, Joe Aldridge will be investigating whats behind the financial power in China and Shannon Bond of the Financial Times will be looking back at another big Superbowl.
Are the Euro's problems an example of a badly designed financial concept, or is it just a convenient political scapegoat? Those are just some of the questions explored in Martin Sandbu's fascinating new book Europe’s Orphan: The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt. Martin joins us in the studio to take us through it,
John Kay, visiting professor at the London School of Economics and longtime FT columnist, chats with Julitte Foster about his new book Other People's Money, the legacy of the financial crisis, and the people he calls the Masters of the Universe.