Business

Vespa
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
120

Vespa

Italy
Business
Advertising
World War II
Consumption
Jan 1, 2021
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19
minutes

It's the iconic Italian scooter that has conquered the world.

Learn about how it started, how it got its name, and why it has become such a huge, global success story.

Black Friday & A Short History of Discounting
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
110

Black Friday & A Short History of Discounting

Consumption
Economics
Psychology
USA
Leonardo English
Nov 27, 2020
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20
minutes

It's the biggest shopping day of the year. How did it start, what actually happens, and how much do people really spend?

Plus, learn about the history of discounting, and how companies trick you into buying things you don't need.

Luxottica & The Man Who Makes The World's Glasses
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
95

Luxottica & The Man Who Makes The World's Glasses

Business
Italy
Entrepreneurship
Luxury lifestyle
Consumption
Oct 6, 2020
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17
minutes

Over 60% of the world's population needs some form of vision correction, and this number is only set to increase.

Discover the story of the man, and the company, who controls a large part of the way the world sees.

The Hidden Cost of Food Delivery Apps
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
64

The Hidden Cost of Food Delivery Apps

Consumption
Technology
Entrepreneurship
Food & drink
Marketing
Jun 19, 2020
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17
minutes

Food delivery apps have taken over cities across the world, promising delicious food at the tap of a button.

But is it really that simple?

In this episode we discuss what the rise of food delivery apps means for us, for restaurants, and for the people who do the deliveries.

The Boss Who Paid Everyone $70,000
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
61

The Boss Who Paid Everyone $70,000

USA
Business
Income inequality
Pandemic
Jun 9, 2020
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14
minutes

In 2015, the boss of an American company decided to pay every employee a minimum wage of $70,000, and cut his salary from $1.1M to $70,000.

Some people said he was mad, and it would never work. Others thought it was a fantastic decision.

In today's episode we tell the story of this company, and find out how it is doing 5 years later.

Palantir: The Most Important Company You’ve Never Heard Of
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
29

Palantir: The Most Important Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Donald Trump
Technology
Business
USA
Feb 21, 2020
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14
minutes

You might know nothing about it. But it certainly does (or could do) know a huge amount about you.

Let's take a look at this incredibly powerful company that can see into everything we do.

The Most Successful Advertising Slogans of All Time
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
10

The Most Successful Advertising Slogans of All Time

Business
Advertising
Life in the UK
Marketing
Dec 20, 2019
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15
minutes

Today we take a look at three of the most successful advertising slogans of all time.

We'll explain how they work, why they work, and we'll go through any clever twists on language that they use.

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