Episode 66: 2nd May 2019

This week it is Heather’s turn to fly solo as Tracy attends important meetings elsewhere on the globe.

Under scrutiny this week are the idea of a cashless society, how to track down an elusive 25th hour every day and Sir John Bird, MBE founder of the well known magazine publication which, come rain or shine, can be purchased on pretty much every high street in the nation, The Big Issue.

When it comes to spending money it seems that almost every other month there’s a new way to pay for things via apps, cards, apps for our cards and a million other virtual payment methods. In fact we hardly get to see any of our hard earned hard cash any more, when were you even last in the bank? This week the idea of a cashless society seems to be moving nearer with the proposed abolition of copper coins and a move towards a cashless supermarket.

On the other hand if you are cash rich, you might be time poor and this week we take a look at a book that uses the secrets of successful entrepreneurs to help us supercharge our personal productivity. The 25th Hour by Declair, Dinh and Dumont is a life saver for anyone who doesn’t have enough hours in the day (or night).

The Big Issue magazine is a high street staple of the day but did you know it was founded almost by chance, by John Bird, Baron Bird, MBE after a discussion with Gordon Roddick, husband of the late Annita Roddick? Bird’s own story is a fascinating one and the business model that launched the magazine is equally interesting.

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