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    The Business with George Lee Saturday 15 February 2014


    The Business

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

    The Boss of the Black Stuff

    John Kennedy is the President of Diageo for Western Europe. He heads up a team of over 2000 people; is responsible for Irish exports worth in the region of one billion euro; and is the man credited with the concept of Guinness Extra Cold. He is also President of the employers' body IBEC. He joins us in studio.

    The Financial Fallout of a Relationship Breakup

    There was a lot of romance in the air for Valentine's Day yesterday, but what happens when the love birds stop singing? To look at the financial fallout when relationships fall apart, we're joined by Frank Conway of the Irish Financial Review and from Cork by solicitor Anne O'Neill.

    The Economic War Between East and West

    Last year for the first time ever, less than 50% of all economic activity came from the world's advanced economies. Daniel Pinto is the founder of Stanhope Capital, which oversees billions in investments for wealthy families and institutions. He's written a book called "Capital Wars: The New East-West Challenge for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Economic Success". He joins us from London.

    The Booming World of Business Cards

    There's one thing that remains an ever present part of the business landscape everywhere, and that's the giving and receiving of business cards. There has been no shortage of digital companies and app developers attempting to replace the traditional sturdy little three-and-a-half inch by 2 inch cards. But they're not getting very far with all those efforts, as Liam Geraghty has been finding out.

    Corporate Surveillance

    Surveillance and subterfuge have been much discussed over the past week with the developments at the Garda Ombudsman's Office. But what about the world of corporate espionage? Is it an underworld full of spies, or is it becoming an everyday occurrence in business? Dermot Williams, Managing Director of Threatscape joins us to discuss.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: That's Amore
      Composer: Jacks Brooks, Harry Warren
      Performer(s): Dean Martin
      Album: Dino: The Essential Dean Martin, Capitol
      Duration: 0:00:35
    • Title: Takin' Care of Business
      Composer: Randy Bachman
      Performer(s): Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      Album: Best of Bachman - Turner Overdrive
      Duration: 0:05:03
    • Title: Business Time
      Composer: Jermaine Clement Bret McKenzie
      Performer(s): Flight Of The Conchords
      Album: Flight of the Conchords, Sub Pop Records, Not Available
      Duration: 0:04:02

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