Adam talks to Mike Graham, founder of SME Skills Consultancy on what he considers is the most vital skill in smaller businesses: sales! They discuss why selling is often seen as a dirty word despite it's being such an important part of a businesses success and why skills like communication and influence are highly valued despite being very similar to selling. Mike talks about his early experiences selling soft toys door to door and the lessons that are applicable to all people in business about how to get good at the skills of selling.
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show: Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund is back to talk about ways you can be smarter in life and investing.
James Cameron-Wilson casts his eye down the UK box office top ten, with Dumbo regaining top spot as the holidays begin, pushing Shazam! to #2 spot. Wonder Park debuts at #3, the Hellboy remake is at #4, highly-regarded Wild Rose makes it in at #6 and Little, with the youngest executive producer ever in Hollywood, is at #8. For home release, James looks at the Blu-Ray release of One, Two, Three. Billy Wilder's 1961 Berlin-set comedy stars James Cagney in his last major role and, James says, is due to a re-evaluation.
Golf has something of a long-standing image problem in Britain. Women are still banned from joining some private clubs, young people now prefer to take up cycling rather pick up a set of golf clubs and it has found it hard to shake off its reputation as the sport of snobs. The monumental comeback by Tiger Woods might be the catalyst this ailing pastime needs. After 11 years out of the golfing – at least – spotlight, the US star has lifted the 83rd Masters trophy. In the latest This is MoneyBall, the podcast that looks behind the action and into the business and the books, Georgie Frost is joined by Alistair Dunsmuir, editor of The Golf Business, for a chat about where golf goes next. Do incredible wins such as this really filter down to the grass roots? Possibly not but the sport is trying to evolve. The big opportunity is women – only 13% of UK golfers are women. ‘If you’re struggling financially, the obvious thing to do is to present yourself as a female friendly club’, says Alistair. Something’s happening in golf. Watch this space – or hole – as one in the business might say. Let’s hope it’s not a black one.
Steve Caplin on tech going wrong, with the Notre Dame fire, with the BT Tower displaying a Windows 7 error message and with Amazon's five star reviews for unknown brands. Also a bicycle that isn't a bicycle (there's no seat!), a new Helvetica font and the rescue of 500,000 music tracks from MySpace, thanks to a decade-old academic study.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Disney shares hit an all-time high after the unveiling of Disney+, a streaming service that’s less expensive than Netflix’s; Uber gets ready for its Wall Street debut; Delta takes of; JetBlue plans for a trip to Europe; And Rite Aid extinguishes its e-cigarette business. Analysts Andy Cross, Emily Flippen, and Ron Gross discuss these stories, dig into the latest hot IPO, and talk Pinterest. Plus, we talk with David Kuo, CEO of Motley Fool Singapore about the US-China trade war and investing in Asia.
Chris Hill, Andy Cross, Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, David Kuo
Adam Cox is joined by TV presenter Julia Kendell – of 60 Minute Makeover and DIY SOS fame – and Andrew Weiss, Chairman of BHETA, the trade body for the home improvement industry. They talk about how the popularity of the home improvement shows of the 90s and early noughties saw a massive trend for people to improve their homes. The change in focus from DIY shows to today’s cooking and baking shows has seen a decline in the popularity of home improvement – so, how can we encourage millennials to get back into the art of DIY?
Graham Shaw is a former primary school teacher, turned corporate trainer and speaking expert. He’s a keen artist and amateur musician who uses his cartoons in his work (which includes major organisations such as HSBC and Specsavers) and who isn’t afraid to admit his errors when they happen.
There are three certainties in life. You know the drill. You’re born, you will die and you will listen to this podcast about tax. As another new tax year is upon us, editor Simon Lambert and host Georgie Frost explain the tax changes that will affect you. There is a nice pay rise for more than 20 million people as the personal allowance is raised. And Simon answers some of the questions on everyone’s lips: What is the lifetime allowance What is inheritance tax? Why do married couples get a tax break? Should families be rewarded when both parents work? How does national insurance work? And why do the cost of stamps and all your bills all go up on the same day? You'll learn an awful lot about things you need to know about tax without having to read about it.
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show: home sweet home or a money-pit nightmare? Ross Anderson, a planner with Motley Fool Wealth Management, joins us for the third installment of our series that tackles major life events - this time to help you navigate how to (or whether to) buy that sweet little house you've been dreaming of.