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OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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Updated 30 Nov 2016
Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered, and how the Big Mac was born...

The Bottom Line: Autumn 2016

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Updated 10 Nov 2016
Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

OpenLearn Live: 4th November 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Nov 2016
Was Europe caught in an epidemic of Vampires in the late 1720s? Why is a bank moving beyond the gender binary? What's the problem with sanitary...

Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade?

Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade? Creative commons image Ajithpithu under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2016
Brexit will change the shape of the United Kingdom's trade with the world. Can we count on historic ties with India to build success in their...

Do independent enterprises really matter?

Do independent enterprises really matter? Creative commons image Kitten & Mouse by Yosuke Muroya under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Oct 2016
Should we worry about smaller businesses and social enterprises being acquired by large corporations? Richard Blundel discusses the case for...

What is shareholder activism?

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Oct 2016
Dr Henry Lahr discusses activist investors, who look for underperforming companies where they can buy a stake in the business then...

Will Brexit mean London loses its financial dominance?

Will Brexit mean London loses its financial dominance? Creative commons image Scorpions & Centaurs under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2016
The decision to leave Europe could, some worry, mean that London will cease to lead as a finance centre. No need to worry, says Simeon Djankov.

Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
Tax judgements, privacy concerns, wonky algorithms, Labour's digital plans and antitrust worries. OpenLearn brings you a quick guide to a busy day...

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