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The Entrepreneurs, 146

Wednesday 30 July

We head to rural Australia to meet the man making some of the best bluegrass mandolins money can buy, look at the art of designing the perfect workplace and the entrepreneurship of architects, meet the mind behind crowd…

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The Entrepreneurs, 145

Wednesday 23 July

We visit a family farm in northern Greece, talk future tech with Adrian David Cheok of the Mixed Reality Lab, explore the US craft-beer movement with Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery, discuss branding with Jeanette Pritchard…

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Business / Technology

Going against type

Monday 21 July

Technological advances mean we left typewriters behind a long time ago. But in line with the thoughts of the German secret service, David Plaisant thinks there might be an argument for bringing them back.

Technophobes and the nostalgic among us would have had some comforting food for thought last week. The head of the Bundestag’s parliamentary inquiry into NSA activity in Germany, Patrick Sensburg, said that German secret…

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Business / Media

Murdoch’s media merry-go-round

Friday 18 July

A certain Australian businessman has sparked a frenzy of speculation with his bid for Time Warner. Phil Han unpicks the possible outcomes of Rupert Murdoch’s efforts being successful – and what might happen even if it isn’t…

It looks like he’s at it again: 83-year-old billionaire Rupert Murdoch has made a play to take over Time Warner in what would be one of the most expensive media mergers in history. 21st Century Fox offered $80bn (€59bn) to…

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The Entrepreneurs, 144

Wednesday 16 July

We untangle the invisible boundaries of global business with Erin Meyer, look at a free bottled water company in Australia, test a mobile polling company in Brooklyn, explore the explosion of the emerging market-consumer…

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The Entrepreneurs, 143

Wednesday 9 July

We attend Hackers on the Runway in Paris to discover how luxury industries can adapt to the digital era, survey the start-up ecosystem of Bratislava, go offshore in San Francisco to explore the seasteading scene, meet the…

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Business / Society

Family values

Tuesday 8 July

London’s housing crisis is being remedied with towers of small and not particularly affordable homes. That’s not very good news for families, says Monocle’s Andrew Tuck.

London is experiencing “family flight” according to a new report from the UK’s Office for National Statistics. What this means is that families are being priced out of the city’s heart and are heading for the countryside…

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Business / Retail

The price of regeneration

Friday 4 July

One of Istanbul’s most characteristic shopping streets – Istiklal Caddesi – is being besieged by cheap, faceless chain stores. Monocle’s Sophie Grove thinks the city should be preserving retail as part of its heritage.

Shops are seldom seen as national institutions or expressions of identity in the same way that museums, galleries and monuments are. But perhaps they should be? It’s a thought that struck me this week as I was strolling…

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The Entrepreneurs, 142

Wednesday 2 July

We explore how LA is rising in the tech world by playing to its entertainment-industry strengths, look at career reinvention with former Conran executive Roger Mavity, head to the Windy City for a singing lesson or two,…

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Business / Transport

Flying on empty promises

Thursday 26 June

Delta Airlines recently tried to trademark its trustworthiness. Transport editor Tristan McAllister queries the value of values when it comes to global branding.

If an airline were to claim to be “the world’s most trusted airline”, what would you think? Personally, I’m fascinated by airlines and the branding decisions they make so my mind would start to run. Perhaps an airline…

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The Entrepreneurs, 141

Wednesday 25 June

Education special: with reports from Università Bocconi, Oxford’s Saïd Business School, IE in Spain, and Booth in Chicago. Plus, we look at alternative programmes to the traditional MBA course.

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  • The best of this week on Monocle 24, from Indonesia’s new president crowdsourcing his cabinet, to the *Architectones* exhibition in Barcelona. We also meet a man who has dedicated his life to the delicate craft of mandolin making.
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