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    The Business with George Lee Saturday 8 February 2014


    The Business

    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with George Lee

    Two-Tier Ireland

    Much has been made of late about the development of a two-speed economic recovery in Ireland. The IDA was dragged into the heart of the debate this week after the release of figures showing that eight counties did not receive a single cent of IDA investment in 2012. We're joined by Barry O'Leary Chief Executive of the IDA, serial entrepreneur Padraig O'Ceidigh and Brid O'Brien from the INOU.

    Two Decades of Comedy Chaos

    1994 was a time when comedians such as Dylan Moran and Tommy Tiernan were creating classic comedy that would go on to win some of the greatest awards. Richard Cook saw the potential in it all, so he set up the Cat Laughs comedy festival in Kilkenny. He joins us to reminisce on 20 years of comedy and commerce.

    Why We Never Learn

    Richard Grossman lives by the maxim "It is the dead who teach the living". He's a Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, a visiting scholar at Harvard, and author of a new book called "Wrong; - Nine Economic Disasters and What We Could Learn From Them. He joins us in studio.

    The Doodle Revolution

    Have you ever looked back through an old notebook and seen it covered in scribbles and scrawls of maybe trees, faces, random shapes or other kinds of doodles? Well if so, it seems, there's no need to be embarrassed or ashamed. Our own doodler Liam Geraghty caught up with one woman who wants to break the stigma of the doodler.

    To Quote or Not To Quote

    This week, the new CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, paraphrased a quote from Oscar Wilde in a letter he wrote in an effort to inspire his staff. Another big believer in quotes is business coach and writer Shane Craddock, while Siobhan O'Connell from Business Plus is much more sceptical. They join us in studio.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Doodlin' Song
      Composer: Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
      Performer(s): Peggy Lee
      Duration: 0:00:35
    • Title: Sweet Georgia Brown
      Composer: Ben Bernie, Maceo Pickard and Kenneth Casey
      Performer(s): Brother Bones and His Shadows
      Duration: 0:00:31
    • Title: Suite for Solo Cello No.1 in G major
      Composer: J. S. Bach
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma
      Duration: 0:00:12
    • Title: Hallelujah Chorus - Messiah
      Composer: J.S BACH
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Duration: 0:00:20

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