Business Unusual

The best disruptors are focused on customers, not products, they use technology rather than fear it, they create new opportunities often where regulations don't exist and they are backed by those with deep pockets and an appetite for risk. Colin Cullis presents stories of Business Unusual - those people and companies driving the next industrial revolution. The associated articles and videos are available here

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 10m. Bisher sind 123 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

A potential solution to poverty

Here are four related stories that may offer an insight to better address poverty. How better research can lead to better programmes to combat poverty How you can earn money for doing nothing How being poor causes you to make bad decisions How to pay for lifting the poor out of poverty   Image credit: The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019


 2019-10-16  10m

The one time searching the internet for your medical diagnosis is a good idea

There are over seven billion people on the planet which means at any time there are a lot of us not feeling very well. A 2015 review determined that 95% of us have health problems, a big part of that is that there are a lot more of us that are older and so are affected by age-related conditions. We are also able to diagnose many more conditions than ever before...


 2019-10-09  9m

Business Unusual - Searching the internet for a medical diagnosis is a terrible idea-or is it?

Guest: Colin Cullis/ Business Unusual Correspondent at the Money show. 


 2019-10-09  10m

The Greta Thunberg effect

If a 16-year-old can understand climate change, why do so many still fight it? Greta Thunberg, the environmental activist would not think she is doing anything that anyone else could have done. Yet in less than 12 months from her first climate strike in front of the Swedish Parliament, she has inspired millions of others to join her and been invited to speak at the UN and World Economic Forum. Guest: Colin Cullis/Business Unusual Correspondent at the Money Show...


 2019-10-02  12m

Business Unusual - The changing ways we follow sport

Guest: Colin Cullis | Business Unusual Correspondent at Money Show


 2019-09-18  12m

Business Unusual: modern business workplaces

Guest: Colin Cullis | Business Unusual Correspondent at Money Show


 2019-09-11  9m

The Silicon Age - How one element has powered most of human innovation

Look around you, wherever you look you will see silicon at work. This is a tribute to the 14th element on the periodic table and its many uses. Silicon is an element that takes its name from the Greek word for flint, it does so because humanity has used flint since the Stone Age to make tools. Flint is a form of quartz which is silicon dioxide. Its the combination of the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust - Oxygen and the second most abundant Silicon.


 2019-08-28  10m

Who gets the biggest cut of the billion dollar hair loss industry?

Stem cells and 3D printing may give hope to those tearing their hair out trying to save theirs.


 2019-08-21  10m

Doomsday weapons

The risks to human survival were once out of our hands. Disease and famine our greatest threat. Industrial revolutions have neutralised many of those threats while creating new potentially more potent and entirely man-made ones. Climate Change and nuclear weapons While global warming has had more coverage in the last few years, you may be forgiven for thinking that nuclear threats are remote or isolated to attempts to create them in nations like North Korea and Iran...


 2019-08-15  11m

It's called the web. Is it any surprise we got caught in it?

The World Wide Web is 25 years old. What was supposed to connect us has become more like a trap and we all helped it happen.


 2019-07-31  11m