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The Bottom Line - The price of time

Updated Thursday, 22nd January 2015

In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss how we decide on the price of our job, including factors such as time and expertise.

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price of time - man looking at his watch with money flying around Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Zoran Mladenovic | How should we price services? By the hour? By results? Or by the difficulty of the task? And what impact does each model have on how businesses are run? In the first of a new series Evan Davis and guests look at the history of how we've priced our time and expertise and why this may be about to change.


  • Christopher Saul, senior partner, Slaughter & May
  • Debbie Klein, UK CEO, The Engine Group
  • Russell Quirk, Founder, EMoov.

This edition of The Bottom Line is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 29th January 2015. For further details, and to listen online where available, please visit the BBC website.

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