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Episode 7

The Bottom Line, Series 14 Episode 7 of 10

Predicting the future is a skill that can earn investors and businesses a fortune - but get it wrong and disaster looms. In sectors like energy and technology, planning decades ahead is an absolute necessity - but how can CEOs know what the world will look like in 2030, and how do they persuade shareholders and staff to come along for the ride?

Evan Davis meets three business leaders who are placing massive bets on the future of farming, biomass fuel and the creation of a hyper-connected global society and finds out about timing, balancing risk and holding your nerve.

Also, the view from America, Sweden and the UK on corporate tax is discussed.

Dorothy Thompson, CEO, Drax
Hans Vestberg, CEO, Ericsson
Jim Rogers, investor.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 15 Jul 2013 01:30


Dorothy Thompson, CEO, Drax; Hans Vestberg, CEO, Ericsson; Jim Rogers, Investor


Role Contributor
PresenterEvan Davis
ProducerLucy Proctor
ParticipantDorothy Thompson
ParticipantHans Vestberg
ParticipantJim Rogers