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Leader Weekends: How to be a CEO (Lime Bike's Wayne Ting)
Wayne Ting is the CEO of Lime Bikes, a start-up that launched in San Francisco in 2017, before doubling its value in 2019 and now has bikes in cities in all over the world. In this episode, Wayne talks to us about: • The race to raise emergency funding with 90% of Lime's revenue disappearing.• Why "management with optimism" is essential during a crisis.• The challenges of persuading cities to introduce electric micromobility.• The problems with electric cars and continuing contribution to climate change.Listen to the full How To Be A CEO episode and others here.
Grammy Awards 2023: Will Beyoncé make history?
The world’s biggest music awards - now in its 65th year - are just around the corner. Insight with Evening Standard music reporter Jonathan Kanengoni.In this episode:-Beyoncé on cusp of becoming most nominated artist in Grammys history.-Stars taking stage in Lose Angeles include Lizzo, Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith.-Florence & the Machine, Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys also representing British contingent-Abba nominated after stellar Voyage London virtual shows-Hip hop 50th anniversary celebration includes Salt-N-Pepa, De La Soul and Run-DMC.- Megadeth, Bryan Adams and Ozzy Osbourne with the late Jeff Beck in rock category-Noms drama around Drake and The Weeknd-When is the Sunday night Grammys UK time? Streaming 1am Monday.
How will new Bank interest rate pain impact me?
The Bank of England heaps more misery on Londoners with mortgages and credit card debt as the interest rate hits its highest level since 2008 - when Gordon Brown was prime minister.In this episode:- Base rate jump to four per cent now, up 0.5 per cent- Tenth successive hike- Bank of England tries desperately to curb soaring inflation- What hike means for personal finances and food bills- Now 2.3 million UK households say they missed essential payments amid cost-of-living crisis- Oil giant Shell reports record mega-profits of more than £32 billion - fresh calls for new windfall tax- Expert analysis with Dr Jo Michell, associate professor of economics at UWE Bristol.
London gripped by decade’s biggest strikes
Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are striking in Britain’s biggest day of industrial action for over a decade.In this episode:- Many schools closed and railway stations deserted- Train and bus drivers join civil servants and teachers walking out in pay and pensions dispute- Widespread disruption caused- Lecturers on picket line after rejecting below-inflation pay offer- Evening Standard senior feature writer Katie Strick interviews Dr Pat McGovern, associate professor in sociology at LSE- Final-year King’s College London undergraduate and freelance journalist Liv Facey on studying through strikes and Covid.Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Is lab-grown meat actually 'vegan'?
Is lab-grown meat the future? Find out how it’s made, what it tastes like and when it might be available at a restaurant near you as we tour the lab at Ivy Farm Technologies. In this episode:How Ivy Farm select and grow animals’ muscle and fat cellsWhy growing cultivated meat is similar to brewing beerHow does a lab-grown meatball cook?Why cultivated meat can be suitable for vegetarians and vegansWhy animals are ‘inefficient’ and converting plant calories into meat caloriesFollow us on Twitter #TheLeaderPodcast
Sunak’s poll slump & Zahawi sacking fallout
It’s the day after Rishi Sunak sacked Nadhim Zahawi as Conservative Party chairman for a “serious breach of the ministerial code” as an ethics investigation ruled ex-Chancellor Zahawi failed to declare an HMRC probe into his tax affairs.Now the PM’s battling a ratings slump just over three months into the top job.According to exclusive Ipsos polling for the Evening Standard, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer overtakes Sunak voters’ “most capable prime minister”.The Leader podcast is joined by Dr Grace Lordan, a labour economist at the London School of Economics, and Evening Standard political editor Nic Cecil, to discuss Sunak’s polling disaster, his latest inflation strategy, Zahawi’s mega tax bill and just what is the Duchy of Lancaster?
Leader Weekends: How to be a CEO (Marvin's Magic)
Marvin Berglas founded Marvin's Magic in the UK 35 years ago. It's now in 60 international markets. This is a bonus episode cut down from our How to be a CEO podcast, to listen to the full episode click here.In this episode:The story of how they got into FAO Schwarz in New York’s Rockefeller PlazaTheir role in innovating "retail theatre" and experiential shopping How QVC and TV shopping revolutionised their business modelFor the latest business news head to www.standard.co.uk/business
What exactly is Hunt’s economic growth plan?
Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has given a speech outlining his plans for UK economic growth - but it’s got many people asking where is the detail? Mr Hunt said reducing inflation is the priority over tax cuts, that he intends to utilise opportunities from Brexit and increase investment outside of London.In part one, David Bond, the Evening Standard’s deputy political editor, looks at how the first economic speech since the Autumn Statement has gone down with Conservatives as well as the general public. In part two, Jonathan Portes, professor of Economics and Public Policy at King’s College London, gives his analysis on the government's vision for UK economic growth.
London Bridge overcrowding & Hackney’s car ban
A major review has been ordered of passenger safety and the number of train services at London Bridge station, after dangerous levels of overcrowding left commuters in fear of being crushed.Passengers reported people being "kettled," having panic attacks and needing assistance to get out by station staff.In part one, Ross Lydall, the Evening Standard’s City Hall Editor & Transport Editor, discusses why this happened and how big of an issue overcrowding is in general for London stations. In part two, we look at Hackney’s controversial plans to ban most vehicles from 75 percent of its roads in a major expansion of ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhoods’ with our political reporter, Rachael Burford.