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The Bottom Line - Boardroom politics

Updated Thursday, 4th October 2012

From hidden agendas and clashing egos, to a simple failure to agree: business experts discuss the difficulties of boardroom politics.

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Opposing businessmen Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime The Bottom Line guests discuss boardoom politics The view from the top of business.

Presented by Stephanie Flanders, 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.

Stephanie's guests reveal the secrets of the boardroom and offer their tips for mastering boardroom politics—from hidden agendas and clashing egos, to a simple failure to agree.

They also swap thoughts on the risks and rewards of running large incumbent companies as opposed to smaller startups.

In the studio this week are:

  • Stuart Fletcher, Chief Executive of private healthcare company BUPA
  • Eileen Gittins, founder and Chief Executive of creative self-publishing platform Blurb
  • Ken Olisa, chairman of boutique technology merchant bank Restoration Partners

The Bottom Line is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 4 October 2012. It can also be heard on the BBC World Service, and shown on BBC News Channel and BBC World Television. For more broadcast details, and to listen again online where available, please visit




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