Creative and freelance positions are the fastest growing sector of the white collar economy in the US and many of these workers choose to share a space with others, rather than work in isolation. Richard Greenwald has studied this phenomenon over the past decade and he shares his insights with the FT’s Emma Jacobs.

 

The once-heroic globally recognised embodiment of Japan’s economic growth has become a hinderance to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reforms of the country’s labour force, says Leo Lewis. The culture is so entrenched that some critics say it is a ‘national disaster’, that instead of loyalty, labour and love, corporate welfare needs innovation, a liquid job market and productivity-based pay

 

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?

 

Claer Barrett and guests discuss how to prevent a white wedding tipping your finances into the red. Plus the rise of online betting and the row over second homes in St Ives.

 

Iraq and Syria are coming apart, divided into warring factions that seem unable to reach an accommodation. Gideon Rachman talks to FT Middle East experts David Gardner and Erika Solomon about fading hopes for peace and what this means for the fight against Isis.

 

What kinds of things will robots do in future and what jobs will be left for the humans? The FT’s Maija Palmer puts the question to three London-based roboticists

For more articles, videos and podcasts on living with robots, go to the FT’s special series at www.ft.com/robot-week

 

How will robots and advanced computer technology affect the role of managers in the workplace? Andrew Hill, the FT’s management editor, puts the question to Julia Kirby, co-author of ‘Only Humans Need Apply’, a book on the rise of automation, and Hamid Mughal, director of global manufacturing for Rolls-Royce, the engineering group.

 

The UK financial watchdog has found “systemic” failings in relation to financial crime at Deutsche Bank after a review of its UK unit last year. Patrick Jenkins, the FT’s financial editor, discusses the findings and how shareholders have reacted with James Shotter, the FT’s financial correspondent in Frankfurt. Music by Kevin MacLeod

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss a gloomy set of European bank results, problems at Deutsche Bank after the UK financial watchdog found failings in relation to financial crime and China’s shadow banking sector.

 

John Stapleton co-founded a successful food business in the UK and then sold the business with the idea of setting up a similar venture in the US. As he tells Jonathan Moules, things didn’t quite go to plan.