Every fortnight, Simon Rose listens, rapt, to the insightful commentaries from Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University. With Tim taking a well-earned break, for this Bigger Picture Special, Simon looked back through the year to find four of his favourite Tim-bits. The Professor discusses the way the Chinese state is inveigling its way into the business community, why the latest IMF Financial Stability Report is so important, what the future of office working might look like and, finally, confessed to a particular vice of his - a love of obituaries.
In this Christmas special edition of The Bigger Picture, Simon Rose looks back at some of his 2018 conversations with Professor Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University. Together, they look at the future of warfare, about to change out of all recognition; at whether the Japanese model offers a solution to the problems of the UK's railways; at the NHS's response to whistleblowers attempting to expose scandals and why the organisation must become more open; and lastly at the prospect of flying taxis.