The Beatrix Potter Guide To Business

Episodes

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01The Startup Duck20100104Richard Collins reveals the links between the worlds of business and Beatrix Potter.

Jemima Puddleduck learns important lessons about how not to get her new business off the ground.

With commentary from startup kings Dharmesh Shah and Sanjiv Menezes and private equity director Janet Brooks.

Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock.

Directed by Celia de Wolff.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Jemima Puddleduck learns lessons about how not to get her new business off the ground.

Jemima Puddleduck learns important lessons about how not to get her new business off the ground. With commentary from startup kings Dharmesh Shah and Sanjiv Menezes and private equity director Janet Brooks.

Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock. Directed by Celia de Wolff.

02Kings Of Credit20100105Richard Collins reveals the links between the worlds of business and Beatrix Potter.

Margaret Thatcher famously held Ginger & Pickles to be the only business book worth reading.

Not only an instructive manual in cornershop economics, this deceptively simple tale of a shopkeeping cat and dog also turns out to be a blueprint for how to wreck an entire economy.

With Supermarket chairman Edwin Booth and BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders.

Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock.

Directed by Celia de Wolff.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Richard discovers why Margaret Thatcher was so taken with The Tale of Ginger and Pickles.

Margaret Thatcher famously held Ginger & Pickles to be the only business book worth reading. Not only an instructive manual in cornershop economics, this deceptively simple tale of a shopkeeping cat and dog also turns out to be a blueprint for how to wreck an entire economy. With Supermarket chairman Edwin Booth and BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders.

Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock. Directed by Celia de Wolff.

03Keeping Track Of Stuff20100106Richard Collins reveals the links between the worlds of business and Beatrix Potter.

The Tale of Samuel Whiskers is a sinister story of rats behind the skirting boards and kittens going missing.

Beatrix Potter wrote it just as her own royalties from Peter Rabbit were mysteriously disappearing.

Our reading of the tale offers advice on how to run a rolling audit from Eddie Stobart CEO Andrew Tinkler and Penguin UK managing director, Sally Floyer.

Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock.

Directed by Celia de Wolff.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

What to do when your business takes off? Richard explores the Tale of Samuel Whiskers.

The Tale of Samuel Whiskers is a sinister story of rats behind the skirting boards and kittens going missing. Beatrix Potter wrote it just as her own royalties from Peter Rabbit were mysteriously disappearing. Our reading of the tale offers advice on how to run a rolling audit from Eddie Stobart CEO Andrew Tinkler and Penguin UK managing director, Sally Floyer.

Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock. Directed by Celia de Wolff.

04The Perils Of Success20100107Richard Collins reveals the links between the worlds of business and Beatrix Potter.

Beatrix Potter wrote about American animals in Timmy Tiptoes specifically for the US market to combat piracy of her hugely successful books.

Potter went public to defend the rights of business while remaining fiercely protective of her own privacy.

Business guests Gerald Ratner and Cory Doctorow reflect on self-interest and the thin line between public and private when success has you in its spotlight.

Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock.

Directed by Celia de Wolff.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Gerald Ratner and Cory Doctorow reflect on the thin line between public and private.

Beatrix Potter wrote about American animals in Timmy Tiptoes specifically for the US market to combat piracy of her hugely successful books. Potter went public to defend the rights of business while remaining fiercely protective of her own privacy. Business guests Gerald Ratner and Cory Doctorow reflect on self-interest and the thin line between public and private when success has you in its spotlight.

Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock. Directed by Celia de Wolff.

05 LASTTiddly Widdly Widdly Mrs Tittlemouse20100108Richard Collins reveals the links between the worlds of business and Beatrix Potter.

Mrs Tittlemouse and an intrusive toad offer a view of the relationship between management consultants and their clients.

With business guests Greg Dyke, author and consultant David Craig and private equity director Janet Brooks.

Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock.

Directed by Celia de Wolff.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Richard learns how to deal with management consultants from The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse.

Mrs Tittlemouse and an intrusive toad offer a view of the relationship between management consultants and their clients. With business guests Greg Dyke, author and consultant David Craig and private equity director Janet Brooks.

Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock. Directed by Celia de Wolff.