Mark Wright started early – his favourite anecdote is about charging his siblings to use the television in the family lounge! You’ll know him best as the winner of ‘The Apprentice’ in 2014 and he’s since started a digital business with Lord Sugar’s backing. He’s worked in sales and digital marketing in the past and is intending to expand his business, Climb Online, internationally this year. His big tip to secure a great position? “Never ask what the salary is”. Rather, show how good you are in the first few weeks so an employer can work out how valuable you’re going to be!
The past 18 months have been a political whirlwind in both the UK and USA.
Britain’s departure from the European Union presents the opportunity for a free trade deal to be forged between the two countries. But will the opportunities be seized upon in a timely manner, or at all? Today the IEA’s Director General Mark Littlewood speaks to Michael Carnuccio, President and CEO of the E Foundation for Oklahoma, a think tank aiming to grow Oklahoma State’s prosperity in the long term. Michael also gives an update on politics overseas, his assessment of President Donald Trump’s first year in office, and his predictions for the November midterm elections.
Linda Lewis and former Labour MP Tom Levitt are back to discuss Tom’s latest book, The Company Citizen: Good for Business, Planet, Nation and Community. In this episode, they focus on the role of businesses in the future of water availability, community, and the economy; and the future of humanity and the environment in general.
Adam Cox talks to Engela Du Toit Minshull, a former radio and TV presenter who has transformed her career every decade. With a wealth of experience in business and communications, Engela became a lecturer; she is now a business coach, and founder of the Global Woman Club with networking events across the Globe. In this interview, Engela discusses how women and men can get an edge in the world of entrepreneurship and business, and the benefits of a non-hierarchical workplace. Find out more at www.engelaminshull.com.
As auto-enrolment takes centre stage once more and with contributions going up last month, we’re asking: what about the self-employed and small business owners? And for those in their 40s and 50s – is it too late? Whatever your age or employment status, we’ll help you get cracking and warn you of the pitfalls – including the government!
Interest in generational diversity has exploded since the turn of the 21st century, especially in Marketing and HRM. While many researchers are supportive of the concept of generations, a growing number have questioned the validity of the idea that people are psychologically different according to when they were born. In this interview, Peter Urwin speaks to Cranfield University’s Professor Emma Parry to discover what the research has to say about Generations X, Y and Z; why the findings from existing studies must be treated with caution; and why a lot of this work risks stereotyping certain age groups.
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at the takeover bid for Shire and the firm oil price, as well as at Virgin Money and BT. He also looks forward to results due from Centrica, Burberry, British Land and Royal Mail.
Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University, looks at Trump's foreign policy, particularly with regard to North Korea and tearing up the Iran deal. He examines Britain's position on Galileo and the UK's plan to launch a rival, discusses Britain's first national private police force since the Georgian era and wonders what black cabbies will make of flying taxis.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews I Feel Pretty, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Tully and The Young Karl Marx. He laments the final parting from the top 10 of The Greatest Showman after 18 weeks and takes a second look at Spielberg's The Post, now that it's available for home viewing.
Steve Caplin discusses the caps for Chinese factory workers that monitor their brainwaves, the robot that turns into a car for real, recycling Sony Aibo pet dogs, deliveries to car boots, the complexity of drilling into live skulls and contact lenses shooting out laser beams.