Information technology provides the infrastructure backbone for companies today. The Connected Business series of podcasts from the Financial Times examines how business leaders can use IT to improve performance and exploit new opportunities for growth. Presented by Stephen Pritchard
Rank #1: The outlook for IT: consumerisation, data, safety and skills.
In the podcast:We look at some of the key developments in technology over the last few years, from consumerisation and the cloud to cybersecurity and the skills gap.And we preview some of the key trends for the rest of this decade.With guests Peter Cochrane and PA Consulting's David Elton, and Connected Business contributor Stephen Pritchard. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: The gadgets taking over the enterprise.
In this week’s podcast: The consumerisation of IT is one of the greatest challenges facing the enterprise. It is changing the way we work, the role of the IT department, and the role of the CIO. The Connected Business is joined by John Delaney, associate vice president at industry analysts IDC, John McKeown, chief information officer for EMEA at Cushman & Wakefield, the property firm, Simon Body, Senior Enterprise Architect, at Astra Zeneca, the pharmaceutical company, and John Griffiths of PA Consulting Group. How are businesses dealing with consumerisation, and how do they move from a defensive approach to one that turns the trend into competitive advantage?Presented and produced by Stephen Pritchard For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Financial Times World Tech Founders is a new series on entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Founders talk about the rewards and challenges of starting up a business in countries such as Egypt, Tanzania and China.
Rank #1: Paytm challenges Amazon and Flipkart.
A shy schoolboy internet entrepreneur, hiding in the college computer centre, Vijay Shekhar Sharma went on to build a mobile payments company with more than 200m users. He says he never wanted to build Cisco, he says always wanted to build an Apple For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Free online 'crowd teaching' in Egypt.
The Egyptian educational system is heavily reliant on private tutoring, which puts huge financial pressure on families. FT correspondent Heba Saleh met up with Mostafa Farahat, who created his start up, Nafham, to provide students with online video lessons free of charge. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Hear some of the best-reported stories from the Financial Times’s investigative journalists. The dialogue in these podcasts is based on interviews, court records and other documents. We pace each story over a series of episodes.
Rank #1: McKinsey's secretive investment arm.
McKinsey, one of the world’s most influential consulting firms, has built up a secretive $5bn internal investment arm that manages the fortunes of its past and present partners, raising questions over possible conflicts of interest. Andrew Hill talks to the FT journalists who investigated the fund about how it operates and why it may be a cause for concern. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Unravelling how the secrecy industry works.
Through his investigation into the London operations of Swiss bank BSI, Tom Burgis has looked into the nuts and bolts of how some banks help clients hide their money from tax authorities. He talks to Christine Spolar and Ralph Atkins about what he found. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mrs Moneypenny, beloved Financial Times columnist, and her editor interview the world's most successful people in business, media, arts, entertainment, finance, academia and politics. Like Sir David Attenborough, the intrepid duo ventures to their subjects’ natural habitat. In their quest to figure out how this rare species of homo erectus lives and works they corner plutocrats at Davos parties and hitch a ride with America’s most famous living feminist. Fielding irreverent questions about serious FT topics from capitalism to work/life balance, they offer up a fair dollop of sometimes-humorous, but rarely- solicited career and management advice along the way.
Rank #1: Brexit, gin and wine.
Mrs Moneypenny and the FT's Carola Hoyos ask how Brexit will affect the UK's drinks industry. Will it halt Britons' growing love for micro-distilled gin and who will pour the wine after the Europeans are gone? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: How to negotiate a pay raise.
Mrs Moneypenny discusses pay with fellow FT columnist and director of the High Pay Centre Stefan Stern and Natalie Jacquemin, a psychologist and partner at Mercer, the HR consultancy. Why are today's CEO's paid so much and how and when should you ask for a raise? Broaching the subject of a pay hike with your boss has clear upsides, but the risks are significant too. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Financial Times foreign exchange correspondent Roger Blitz talks to experts on the currencies market about the week ahead, looking at the global political and economic factors driving the world’s largest market.
Rank #1: Mind the gap.
Adam Cole of RBC Capital Markets tells Katie Martin why the euro and dollar still pounce on well-known signs of contrasting US and European monetary policy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: The euro-dollar rally, central bank signals and risk around the Turkish election.
Roger Blitz is joined by David Bloom, global head of currency strategy at HSBC, to discuss the euro-dollar rally, how the markets read the Fed's forward guidance and other central bank signals, and political risk in forex ahead of the Turkish election. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.
Rank #1: Real estate: The global luxury condo glut.
Has the party ended for high-end housing developers, asks Judith Evans. After a five-year boom, they are feeling the chill as apartments in their gleaming towers stand empty, with many failing to sell despite offered discounts and gifts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: China's debt threat: How bad is the problem?.
The country saw a huge surge in investment after the global financial crisis but this has brought huge domestic debt and slower growth. Tom O'Sullivan, the FT's deputy analysis editor, asks Shanghai bureau chief Gabriel Wildau and global China editor James Kynge what impact this is having on daily life. Produced by Anna Dedhar. Image by Dreamstime For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Alphachatterbox is the Financial Times’s long-form conversational podcast. In each episode, host Cardiff Garcia delves deeply into new themes with a different guest from the realms of economics, finance, business, technology, media and more.
Rank #1: Emily Oster on conventional wisdom.
Brown University economics professor Emily Oster tells Shannon Bond the truth behind so-called conventional wisdom, especially in the realm of pregnancy and prenatal health, the topic of her book Expecting Better. They also discuss Oster's career and some of her other research, including a 2005 study on the link between gender imbalance and Hepatitis B in China, whose findings she would later say were incorrect. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Emily Parker and Clay Shirky on China's accelerating technological development.
Writers Emily Parker and Clay Shirky join host Cardiff Garcia to discuss how accelerating technological development in China both complements and often clashes with issues of state control, censorship, and information flows. They tell the stories of smartphone company Xiaomi, the country's burgeoning maker movement, and the activities of dissident bloggers. Plus they explain the obstacles confronting the Chinese economy as it goes from being dominated by industrial production to prioritising design and homegrown technologies. Emily Parker is a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are, and Clay Shirky is a professor at NYU in Shanghai and author of Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream. Go to http://ftalphaville.ft.com/ for show notes and links. Music by Los Close. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
A weekly conversation that looks at the way technology is changing our economies, societies and daily lives. Hosted by John Thornhill, innovation editor at the Financial Times.
Rank #1: A look inside Uber.
Uber investor and adviser Bradley Tusk talks to the FT's Leslie Hook about the highs and lows of the ride-sharing company's rapid expansion, and how companies in the sharing economy can manage regulatory hurdles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Scott Kupor on VC funding.
John Thornhill talks to Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, about his book Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It, about the conditions needed to grow tech companies and the potential drawbacks of a venture capital dominated market. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The big ideas and themes of the 21st century unpicked by Financial Times columnists to shed light on our changing world. Presented by Jonathan Derbyshire and produced by Anna Dedhar
Rank #1: Summer special: Martin Sandbu - The economics of insecurity.
Most people are more prosperous today than ever before, measured by GDP. But that’s not what they feel — why? Featuring Arvind Subramanian, former chief economic adviser to the government of India; Karl Moene, economics professor at University of Oslo; Anne Pettifor, political economist. With Chris Giles and Sarah O’Connor of the FT. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Gideon Rachman: The dawn of the Chinese century.
Just named by the Overseas Press Club as best commentator in any media on international news, Gideon Rachman asks if this will be the century of China, as the 20th century was that of the US? Featuring Eric Li, Shanghai-based political scientist and Hugh White of Australian National University. With Geoff Dyer, Kathrin Hille and Martin Wolf of the FT. Subscribe to the Big Picture podcast on FT.com, iTunes or Stitcher. FT podcasts feedback: Please tell us what you like and don’t like about our shows at ft.com/podcastfeedback and enter our prize draw For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Financial Times management columnist Lucy Kellaway pokes fun at management fads and jargon, and celebrates the ups and downs of office life.
Rank #1: Beware the wild management consultants.
The story of Bain and the buffalo makes one question business travel says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Office propositions are no clear-cut issue.
Now is the time to break my silence and tell my story of being sexually harassed at work, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Hannah Murphy.
Rank #1: The fate of the euro.
With economic growth reviving in the eurozone, is the euro crisis now over, or is this just a lull before another euro storm? Gideon Rachman puts the question to Claire Jones, FT correspondent in Frankfurt, and Martin Sandbu, economics commentator. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: The EU's trade conundrum.
Wallonia, a Belgian region, has rejected the proposed Ceta trade deal with Canada, all but torpedoing the agreement for good. What does this mean for the EU's trade liberalisation agenda, transatlantic trade and the UK's Brexit negotiations? The FT's world news editor Ben Hall speaks with Brussels bureau chief Alex Barker and our diplomatic correspondent, Arthur Beesley. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.
Rank #1: The life of a song: When the Levee Breaks.
From recordings by Memphis Minnie and Led Zeppelin to sampling by Dr Dre, Eminem and Massive Attack, David Cheal traces the various incarnations of ‘When the Levee Breaks’. Credits: Columbia, Atlantic, The Chronic Interscope For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Real to reel.
Documentary films are breaking UK box office records and are, arguably, having more success than ever before. As "The Queen of Versailles", one of the hits of this year's Sundance Film Festival, heads for UK cinemas, Raphael Abraham discusses the new appetite for reality with critics Nigel Andrews and Leslie Felperin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Financial Times banking team discusses the biggest banking stories of the week, bringing you global insight and commentary on the top issues concerning this sector. To take part in the show or to comment please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rank #1: Qatari money for Deutsche rights issue, Credit Suisse close to tax avoidance plea and new standards council for UK banks.
Patrick Jenkins is joined by Daniel Schäfer, investment banking correspondent, for news of Deutsche Bank, whose new €8bn rights issue is set to include €1.75bn from the Qatari royal family in a move that goes against co-CEO Anshu Jain's stated aim of steering clear of outside capital. Martin Arnold, banking editor, joins Daniel to discuss Credit Suisse, which is facing both monetary and criminal punishments over charges that it facilitated US tax avoidance. Senior Swiss politicians have also weighed in, calling for the resignation of CEO Brady Dougan and Chairman Urs Rohner. Finally, Sharlene Goff, retail banking correspondent, reports on Sir Richard Lambert's recommendation of a new standards council to monitor UK banks' behaviour, including their relationships with SMEs and handling of whistleblowers For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Shadow bank risks, Brexit planning and Zopa's Metro Bank alliance.
Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the open letter from financial chiefs warning policy makers of the threat from shadow banking, Deutsche Bank's contingency planning for Brexit, and Zopa's alliance with Metro Bank. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Alphachat is the conversational podcast about business and economics produced by the Financial Times in New York. Each week, FT hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with more wonkiness, humour and irreverence than you'll find anywhere else
Rank #1: Alphachat: Lee Buchheit edition, featuring Lee Buchheit.
FT capital markets correspondent Robin Wigglesworth and FT Alphaville reporter Joseph Cotterill talk to Lee Buchheit, Cleary Gottlieb lawyer and sovereign debt restructuring expert. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Robert Shiller: market narratives are 'like diseases'.
A bonus episode from the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in Atlanta this past weekend. Brendan Greeley caught up with Yale economist and Nobel laureate Robert Shiller, who argues that if you want to understand markets you have to understand stories — how they start and how they spread. They talked about the stories driving share prices down in December, about Jim Cramer and about the narrative power of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Financial Times's Jonathan Moules talks to entrepreneurs about building successful brands, giving birth during a funding round, and rebuilding a reputation in the wake of bankruptcy. Real stories from those who've done it, from idea to exit. Produced by Fiona Symon
Rank #1: Buddi: what to do when a deal goes wrong.
Sarah Murray’s mobile alarm and tracking technology company faced an early setback when a government contract she’d been pinning her hopes on fell through. She tells Jonathan Moules how she dealt with the disappointment and bounced back. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Building a successful team.
Slack co-founder Cal Henderson and his collaborator Stewart Butterfield started out with the aim of creating a successful video game but ended up doing something completely different. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy