Rank #1: Job Search
A clutch of them tell their stories to Peter Day, and a panel of experts.
May 02 2013
Rank #2: Global Business: Estonia’s e-Residents
Oct 03 2016
Rank #3: In Business: The NHS - The Recruitment Dilemma
(Image: NHS surgical team who come from around the European Union. Credit: Junaid Masood)
Jan 19 2017
Rank #4: Retiring Retirement
That may not be as bad as it sounds. For In Business, David meets people who could live a quiet, retired life, but choose not to. One founded a bikini company in her 70s, others sell vintage goods, or left organisations to set up on their own. For them, the very word "retirement" is negative, they love what they do, and wouldn't want to give it up.
Experts say that most of us will need to work into old age. Professor Lynda Gratton tells David that the previous life pattern of education-work-retirement will have to yield to a multi-phase one of different careers, broken up by breaks, even late-life gap years, and re-skilling. Why retire at 60 if you could live to 100?
The government, too, wants a million more over-50s in the workplace by 2022 - but not all employers are playing ball. Without the prospect of older staff leaving at a fixed retirement age, bosses are making them redundant instead, including by ugly means, and before they can draw a pension. Some companies though do value older people's skills and experience, and even take them on as apprentices. Until more organisations do this, however, it may be up to us to take matters into our own hands and prepare for a long working life.
Producer: Arlene Gregorius
Credit: Getty Creative Stock
Aug 16 2018
Rank #5: India Economy
Mar 09 2013
Rank #6: Changing Realities
Nov 24 2018
Rank #7: In Business: Mexico and Mr Trump
Producer: Anna Meisel.
(Image: A woman hits a piñata of Donald Trump during a protest in Mexico City, on October 12, 2016. Credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Jan 05 2017
Rank #8: The Secrets of Germany's Success
At the turn of the century, Germany's economy was weak and its unemployment high. Fast forward to today and the country has overtaken China as the world's richest exporter. To find out how, Caroline Bayley travels to rural South Germany, home to many so called "hidden champions", little-known world market leading companies. But she also hears how for all its economic success, Germany has yet to come up with the next Google. Though plans are afoot to catch up with Silicon Valley.
Producer: Estelle Doyle
(Photo: Historical cars are displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, southern Germany Credit: Getty Images)
Aug 11 2017
Rank #9: Jeremy Grantham
Feb 16 2013
Rank #10: Global Business: The Circular Economy
Peter Day talks to the record-breaking sailor, to Unilever, and to the creators of an innovative urban farm in New Jersey about why these concepts are so important and how businesses can take them on board.
Producer: Sandra Kanthal
Jun 18 2015
Rank #11: Global Business: Online Shopping in Rural China
Producer: Charlotte Pritchard.
Oct 01 2015
Rank #12: In Business: Brexit and the Future of Farming
Producer, Ruth Alexander.
Dec 15 2016
Rank #13: Global Business: Graphene
The atomic material was isolated by two scientists at Manchester University in 2004. Now, just over a decade and one Nobel prize later, Peter Day visits the newly opened the National Graphene Institute. Its aim is to bring business and science together, to develop potential future uses for graphene. Will this strategy succeed where Britain’s past attempts to spin out scientific discoveries have not?
Producer: Sandra Kanthal
Aug 27 2015
Rank #14: Failures, Flops and Flaws
Producer: John Murphy
Image: The 1957 Ford Edsel parked outside the Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden Credit: BBC
Aug 06 2018
Rank #15: The Art of the Meeting
May 12 2017
Rank #16: In Business: Cyber Town Malvern
Jan 16 2014
Rank #17: How Much is Your Rubbish Worth?
Your old newspapers, tin cans and plastic bottles are someone else’s valuable harvest. Just like gold, steel, sugar or coffee, rubbish is traded all over the world as a commodity. If it can be recycled, it’s worth money.
Until recently, countries vied to recycle the waste of others. But now one of the main players - China - says it doesn’t want foreign rubbish anymore. That has sent this multi-billion dollar industry into turmoil and is forcing it to invent new solutions. Ruth Alexander reports.
Producer: Tony Bonsignore
May 24 2018
Rank #18: Mental Health at the Workplace
Producer: Jim Frank
Dec 28 2017
Rank #19: The Business of Food Waste
Producer: Chris Bowlby; Editor: Penny Murphy
Sep 28 2017
Rank #20: Has Taiwan Lost Its Roar as an “Asian Tiger” Economy?
Producer and Presenter: Caroline Bayley
Jul 28 2018