FT Irreverent Questions with Mrs Moneypenny

FT Irreverent Questions with Mrs Moneypenny

United Kingdom

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.

Episodes

Mrs Moneypenny networks at the Chelsea Flower Show  

The Financial Times' Mrs Moneypenny takes her editor to the pre-show gala of the Chelsea Flower Show under the guise of teaching her how to build a strategic network. Along the way the two corner CEOs, a celebrity chef and smell not a single rose before going to see Prof Herminia Ibarra of Insead to discuss their progress and also to find out whether it is true that women have a more difficult time building strategic networks than men.

Long Live Artisanship  

Mrs Moneypenny interviews handbag designer Anya Hindmarch, while Carola Hoyos goes to see Nick Ashley-Cooper, the 12th Earl of Shaftsbury in the quest to find out whether artisanship is still alive. With algorithms creating so many of our bespoke products today, are there still enough people creating things other than code?

Should you start saving for Davos 2017?  

Mrs Moneypenny corners CEOs, academics and even the man who inspired the character Toby Ziegler of the West Wing to find out whether going to Davos is really worth the expense and hassle.

Mrs Moneypenny and Gloria Steinem  

Why is Gloria Steinem hopping mad? Mrs Moneypenny, beloved Financial Times columnist, misses the train to Cambridge with the US feminist, but manages to send an FT colleague instead. The result is a fabulous interview that ranges from Hillary Clinton's chance of ascending to the US presidency to finding the right husband. With the help of young US students, Mrs Moneypenny and her editor dissect Ms Steinem's words and end up talking about everything from online pornography and its link to the rape epidemic on college campuses to post-menopausal world leaders. Career tips - serious and not so serious - are also part of the deal.

FT Irreverent Questions with Mrs Moneypenny  

Financial Times columnist Mrs Moneypenny and her editor interview the world's most successful people. Venturing to their subjects’ natural habitats from Davos to Silicon Roundabout, the duo ask irreverent questions about serious topics and offer humorous career and management advice.

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