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The Bottom Line - Decision making and stress

Updated Thursday, 22nd March 2012

Stress can be paralysing, but it can be beneficial, too. Evan Davis' guests reveal how they deal with good and bad stress, as well as tough decisions they have to make.

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Stressed man on the phone Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Jupiterimages 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. The programme is broadcast first on BBC Radio 4 and later on BBC World Service Radio, BBC World News TV and BBC News Channel TV.

Evan's executive panel talk about decision making using examples from their professional life. A chance to see what their jobs consist of and a chance too to think about how we all make choices, for better or worse. They also swap thoughts on stress - their own and that of their employees.

Joining Evan are Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of advertising and media company WPP; David Jones, global chief executive of France-based advertising group Havas; Nicola Horlick, chairman of investment fund Rockpool Investments.

The Bottom Line is on BBC Radio 4 at 8.30pm on Thursday, 22nd March 2012. For further broadcast details, and to listen to the episode online, visit





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