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THE BOTTOM LINE
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The Bottom Line
Saturday 5.30-6.00pm
The Bottom Line
Insight into business from the people at the top
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19 July 2008
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Evan Davis
Our topics this week are America and aiming for perfection.
From business to pop culture to this year’s presidential election, all eyes are on America. This week we talk to three executives who all have experience on the other side of the pond. We find out what excites them – and what worries them – about the world’s largest economy.

And they say that nobody’s perfect, but that’s probably because the price of perfection is way too high. We ask the panel how they strive to make things better in their own businesses, and what they learn when things go wrong.

Our guests this week:

Judy Gibbons
Head of the London office of ACCEL, one of the big Silicon Valley venture capital firms.

Richard Harpin
Chief executive, Homeserve

Steve Holliday
Chief executive, National Grid
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The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to give you a clearer view of the business world through discussion with people running leading and emerging companies.
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