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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.
900 years of St Bartholomew's Hospital
On 25th March 1123 a former courtier of Henry I, a man called Rahere, founded St Bartholomew’s Hospital. In this special episode to mark its 900th anniversary, Kate Jarman, Trust Archivist for Barts Health NHS Trust takes us on a journey through the archives and some of the most defining moments of the hospital’s incredible history.
Would Boris Johnson lose a by-election?
Reaction to Boris Johnson’s three-hour grilling by the Privileges Committee. Could a ten day suspension trigger a by-election? Tory Peer warns Boris could lose his seat. Dr Catherine Haddon a Senior Fellow from the Institute for Government discusses how Boris coped with the Privileges Committee meeting, and what might happen next. In this episode:The Partygate saga up until now explainedHow did the committee meeting go for Boris Johnson?What is the process of issuing a suspension, and/or calling a by-election?Could it be the end of Boris’s political career if he loses his seat?Follow us on Twitter #TheLeaderPodcast
Does Ofsted need replacing?
Teachers and unions call for a pause in inspections following the death of headteacher Ruth Perry. Why school leaders are unhappy with one-word assessments. Calls and petitions to reform Ofsted. Our Education Editor Anna Davis explains what has caused this growing pressure on Ofsted, and Julie McCulloch from the ASCL union describes the changes they want the inspectorate to make. In this episode:Why are teachers and unions so frustrated with Ofsted?Will this criticism impact how parents view Ofsted reports?Why unions are calling for a pause in inspectionsDo one-word assessments need to be replaced?Follow us on Twitter #TheLeaderPodcast