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The Bottom Line
Insight into business from the people at the top
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Evan Davis
The Bottom Line cuts through the confusion of modern life to find out what's really important to consumers and businesses.
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The Aldi effect, store displays and Europe.
Doing business in a downturn and barriers to entry.
Preventing accidents and breaking the budget
Bargain hunting and product cycles
Accounting standards, transparency and religion
Consumer spending and unexpected outcomes
Market corrections
Debt, the morals of short selling, and coffee

Labour relations and selling to families
Our topics this week are America and learning from mistakes
Economic gloom and flexible working
Leisure time and integrating after mergers
Youth marketing and email
Fraud and company names
Telephone customer service and dominant businesses
Moore’s Law and blue skies thinking
Evan and guests take the temperature of the economy
Staff loyalty and sponsorship
Commodities and complaints
Online networking and attitude
Shareholders and decision making
Punctuality and holidays
Executives returning to the shop floor, and the death of cheques
Outsourcing and business jargon
The commercial property market and consumer behaviour
Business security and growing too fast
Getting to the top and doing business in Scotland
Health and organic food
Lobbying and appraisals
Trade secrets and life after the top
Rumours and research
Value engineering and alliances
Bank credit crisis and restoring public confidence in companies in trouble
Web design and holiday time
Home delivery and customer churn
Service-sector turnover and management books
Risk management and corporate headquarters
Orderly succession and investor relations
Long-term planning and health and safety
Shop refits and time management
PC use and perks
Production methods and the state of our schools
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The Bottom Line cuts through the confusion of modern life to find out what's really important to consumers and businesses: the gimmicks, the people, the products - and the relationships.
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