Adam Cox takes an in-depth look at attitude to risk, recognising that undue caution can undermine confidence and hold you back from taking opportunities. In particular, moving away from steady, paid employment can present a major challenge to people's search for fulfillment: but is staying put when you feel the need to move on based on a rational risk assessment? Adam suggests exploring a different approach to discernment: either you win or you learn.
Victoria Scholar, head of investment at Interactive Investor, explains why markets are so highly volatile at present, producing the worst start to the year since the financial crisis as QE is about to give way to QT (Quantitative Tightening). She points out that investors should try not to get emotional but to review their portfolio. Indeed, if companies you considered attractive only recently are now much cheaper, perhaps it could prove a bargain-hunting opportunity.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University asks whether we are seeing the end of the second great age of globalisation and wonders how the future will be different. With the Tories in free fall, he ponders whether there are still divisions within Labour. And he reflects on the way inflation is calculated and how it may not reflect the experience of the less well-off.
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office, with Spiderman still reigning supreme; its £87.4m take makes it the 7th highest-grossing UK film ever. Kenneth Branagh's memoir Belfast opens at #2, though James was less than impressed. Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley (a remake) w. Bradley Cooper is at #4 but also disappointed James. He was more impressed with My Son on Amazon Prime with James McAvoy and Claire Foy and with a new version of the 1953 John Ford film The Sun Shines Bright on Blu-Ray.
Share Radio's tech expert Steve Caplin on the not-so-great escape - of a robot vaccum cleaner from a Cambridge Travelodge. He also discusses a robot surgeon performing keyhole surgery, some new derivatives of the popular online game Wordle, the problems gamers fear from Microsoft's takeover of Activision, why disappointed film fans are suing Universal, Julian Lennon's Beatles-related NFTs, an app turning words into art and a crowd-funded smart plant pot.
Steven Bartlett is the latest star of Dragons’ Den – and we recently caught up with him for a special bonus This is Money podcast episode.
In this frank interview with This is Money’s Simon Lambert, Steven tells us his story, the challenges he’s faced in his business life, how he got ahead and his tips for anyone else wanting to start a business.
At just 29, Steven may be the youngest Dragon the programme has seen but he has already built up a successful business career. He launched a social media marketing agency Social Chain – at a time when the medium was considered to have little value - and grew its revenues to hundreds of millions of pounds.
He also presents the Diary of a CEO podcast, on which he has interviewed everyone from business leaders, such as Starling Bank’s Anne Boden and Deliveroo founder Will Shu, to Rio Ferdinand and Jimmy Carr.
Steven isn’t afraid to share his strong opinions – including how school and higher education is failing young British hopeful entrepreneurs – and has become an author and been a guest on shows including Question Time.
Recently, Steven has launched another new business Flight Story – as well as finding time to be in the Dragons’ Den.
That’s not bad for someone who says that at 21 he was a broke, university drop-out in a Manchester bedroom.
A short part of this interview was already featured in This is Money’s end of 2021 podcast but we wanted to bring you the full discussion as a special bonus episode.
Netflix shares fall more than 20% as increasing competition from Disney, Apple, and HBO Max (among others) cut into subscriber growth. Peloton's stock fell 25% on Thursday on reports of halted production and potential layoffs. United and American Airlines express optimism about increased travel in the spring and summer. And for the second quarter in a row Procter & Gamble flexes its pricing power muscles. Andy Cross and Ron Gross analyze those stories, Amazon's new clothing store, Winnebago's new EV, and share two stocks on their radar: Restoration Hardware and Intellia Therapeutics.
Aaron Bush discusses the shifting landscape in the video game industry, the move to create ecosystems (instead of merely publishing games), and shares why he believes Roblox could be one of the defining consumer companies of the 2020s.
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Adam Cox is joined by Judith Buckland, from Family Law Solicitors Woolley & Co, to discuss a major new divorce law change coming in April and the public attitudes around this. They look at how the change will aid people in toxic marriages and what Woolley & Co can do to help.
Adam Cox is joined by Reshma Malde, Superintendent Pharmacist at John Bell & Croyden, to discuss how the use of pharmacy services have changed in the last 12 months and how the following 12 may develop. Reshma explains why it is so important to be proactive about health and the people who would benefit most.
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