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Strange times

Friday 29 August

The French are up in arms about an oncoming threat to lengthen their currently rather agreeable 35-hour maximum working week. Monocle’s David Plaisant asks at what time is it acceptable to still be stuck in the office?

This week a possibly fatal blow was struck to what many believe is a bastion of French culture – the almost sacred 35-hour maximum working week. A few days after taking up his new position as France’s minister of the eco…

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The Entrepreneurs, 150

Wednesday 27 August

We explore business opportunities in the Canary Islands, see how Medikidz uses superheroes to keep children health-aware, meet the man resurrecting the classic brand Ohio Knitting Mills, visit the people behind The Goodhood…

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The Entrepreneurs, 149

Wednesday 20 August

We meet the team behind UK eyewear brand Finlay & Co, discover how Board Intelligence is innovating in the corporate world, head to Brooklyn to talk with Ryan Babenzien of Greats, get management tips from the CEO of Grenson…

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Business / Food & Drink

Suitably refreshed

Tuesday 19 August

London has never been short of pubs but a recent resurgence in craft brewing means that ‘the local’ now truly represents the region for well-made, delicious brews. And long may it continue, says Monocle’s Tom Edwards.

Some say that the meaning of life is found at the bottom of your glass. Others suggest that said prism provides the ideal view of any environment. So when it comes to looking at London – a city that has loved its beer for…

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The Entrepreneurs, 148

Wednesday 13 August

We meet Jake Levine of Electric Objects, talk private-education consulting with Dr Kat Cohen of IvyWise, Daniel Becerra of BuffaloGrid explains his solar-charging hub solution, we chat with Dr Mark Ratnarajah of FindMeHe…

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The Entrepreneurs, 147

Wednesday 6 August

We catch fish for San Francisco restaurants with Water2Table, head to Lebanon to see how the country is attracting tourism, discuss junior recruiting with Eiso Kant of Tyba, meet Brian Harrison of Swoon Editions, discover…

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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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