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Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology.

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Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology.

    Eureka 273: Slush 2021

    Eureka 273: Slush 2021

    Slush is billed as the world’s leading startup event and is well attended by investors, founders and C-suite executives from a long list of top companies. While the focus is largely on the world of technology, much of the discussion also leads into Monocle’s areas of interest, including design, retail, hospitality and city-building. The event has also become a great showcase for the vibrant business scene in the Nordics. Monocle’s Helsinki correspondent Petri Burtsoff reports from this year’s conference.

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    • 17 min
    String Furniture

    String Furniture

    String Furniture was founded in 1949, following a contest by Swedish publisher Bonnier to find the best bookshelf. After being popular across Europe for decades, the company behind the modular shelving system was on the brink of collapse when it was taken over by Peter Erlandsson and Pär Josefsson in 2004. This week, we speak to Erlandsson about growing the brand for the 21st century. Plus: Radha Vyas talks about reviving the fortunes of travel company Flash Pack.

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    • 30 min
    Eureka 272: Masterclass

    Eureka 272: Masterclass

    David Rogier is the CEO and founder of Masterclass, the online learning platform on which a host of global leaders and celebrities teach their craft. From Martin Scorsese offering tips on film-making to Malala Yousafzai discussing how to drive change, and Ringo Starr teaching you how to play the drums, the video lessons are created as a celebration of learning. Rogier spoke to Monocle’s Tomos Lewis about what they’ve discovered about the way in which people learn.

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    • 11 min
    Freitag

    Freitag

    Freitag was launched in Zurich in 1993 by brothers Daniel and Markus Freitag. Now it is known around the world for its messenger bags, backpacks and accessories, which are made mostly from recycled truck tarpaulins. The company has recently been working with trucking companies to create a more sustainable tarpaulin, which can be fully broken down or repurposed after its use, firstly on the highway and later as a bag.

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    • 30 min
    Eureka 271: Aether

    Eureka 271: Aether

    Estonian entrepreneur Hannes Unt co-founded audio-eyewear brand Aether in 2019 to develop glasses and sunglasses that would allow wearers to take calls and listen to music via frame-integrated speakers. The goal of Hannes and his Canadian business partners is to create distinctive, technologically advanced eyewear that allows style to take centre stage.

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    • 9 min
    Firebelly Tea

    Firebelly Tea

    David Segal co-founded Davidstea in 2008, helping to grow it into a retail giant. After leaving the Montreal-based company in 2016, he started gourmet fast-food brand Mad Radish. Now he is launching Firebelly Tea, focusing on great tea, smart packaging and well-designed accessories.

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    • 28 min

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