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Planet New

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 15 November 2012

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and emerging companies.

There are many arguments about how to solve the world's economic problems, to increase employment and achieve economic growth. But if there's one solution that most will agree on it's that we need more new products or services, which drive capitalism and make us richer. Evan's guests this week discuss the importance of innovation for the global economy and the impediments to this kind of creativity. They also swap thoughts on the 'pivot' - when to change your mind in business.

Joining Evan in the studio are Suranga Chandratillake, founder of video and audio search engine Blinkx; Simon Woodroffe, founder of YO! Company; Olaf Swantee, chief executive of mobile phone operator EE.

Producer: Ben Crighton
Editor: Innes Bowen.

  • Evan Davis

    Evan Davis
  • Suranga Chandratillake

    Suranga Chandratillake

    Suranga Chandratillake is the founder of video and audio search engine Blinkx.





  • Simon Woodroffe

    Simon Woodroffe

    Simon Woodroffe is the founder of YO! Company.






  • Olaf Swantee

    Olaf Swantee

    Olaf Swantee is the chief executive of mobile phone operator EE.






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    The Bottom Line with Evan Davis

    Insight into business from the people at the top. Evan Davis meets influential business leaders for…

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