Daily Archives: March 15, 2011

In this week’s podcast: We talk to nuclear expert Richard Wakeford, from Manchester University’s Dalton Nuclear Institute, about the situation in Japan. We also explore multiple universes with professor of maths and physics Brian Greene. Brian’s new book, The Hidden Reality is all about parallel universes and the deep laws of the cosmos.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack and Diana Garnham.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


When it comes to describing their dark sides, leaders feel bound by one rule: any weakness is perfectly admissible, so long as it is really a strength.


Clive Cookson talks to author Brian Greene about his book The Hidden Reality: Parallel universes and the deep laws of the cosmos


Rajat Gupta, a Goldman Sachs director, told Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of hedge fund Galleon Group, that the investment bank had discussed buying a commercial bank in July 2008, according to a recording of the audio of this phone call


Sales and marketing specialists have never had better access to data, whether it is from loyalty programmes, databases or even social media.

In this week’s podcast, we speak to James Kaplan, of management consultants McKinsey, about how companies are finding “unfiltered customer sentiment” online, and how they can translate that into better decision making.

We also look at a survey that suggests that retailers are cutting back their investments in IT, and look at how one company claims it can save businesses time, and money, by processing their invoices for them.

Produced by Stephen Pritchard