Made in Germany: Your Business Magazine

In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.

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Rebooting after the crash


The Boardroom is an employment agency that helps corporate types get a new job after their careers take an unpleasant turn. Managing director Claus Verfürth knows how it feels: He too was once fired.


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Greece: Edging back from the brink


The government-debt crisis that hit a decade ago plunged countless Greeks into poverty and caused the economy to shrink by a quarter. Many companies folded. But others survived, at least in part due to the tenacity of their owners.


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Don't Call Me Bossy: Eva Hönnecke


Is it just men who want to have power and sport the badges of success? Or do women do so too? We ask management coach Eva Hönnecke.


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Silicon Valley - Diary of a founder


At 17, Rubin Lind founded a company. Two years later, he left Germany for Silicon Valley. He wanted to test the myth that you can make it from penniless dishwasher to self-made man.


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Putting the art in artificial intelligence


What is more human than artistic creation? Well, here too AI is on the march and causing a rethink of creativity. Computers can generate paintings and contribute to new works in co-operation with human artists.


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Are tech giants out of control?


Corporations such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple wield massive power, and are changing the way we live. They quash smaller rivals; they find ways to pay little tax; governments struggle to regulate them. What is to be done?


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Face-to-face with Matthew Liao


We talk to the NYU philosophy professor about AI and ethics. As computers and robots act ever more autonomously, the question arises: What kind of ethical constraints are or should be in place? Can computers be taught to act morally?


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From worthless junk to Big Data


Obsolete, unused, forgotten - stacks of patents are just sitting around in drawers at the Patent Office. Once promising ideas, some are no longer relevant in today's world. But in bundles by the thousands, they're actually very valuable.


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Second chance for first impressions?


The job interview - a place where judgements are made in a matter of seconds. Friendly or unfriendly? Competent or incompetent? We form first impressions subconsciously, and rarely give people a second chance.


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In with the old!


Lots of people sell their stuff online, like clothes and old smartphones. And there are companies behind these online markets, cashing in on the second hand goods. But it's not always easy. Quality fluctuates and there's not always enough stock.


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