14 episodes

Make Or Break

In life, facing tough decisions is always a possibility, in business, it’s only a matter of time.

Join journalist Owen Bennett-Jones as he meets leaders of the business world to unpack the single most defining decision of their careers. From winning big to losing it all, we hear from a spectrum of remarkable people who reached critical junctures and took a leap of faith.

Deftly interrogating these make or break moments, we discover the guests’ business savvy,
greatest learnings and ultimately, how their decision shaped the course of their lives.

Coming soon from Radio Wolfgang and Auddy

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Make Or Break

In life, facing tough decisions is always a possibility, in business, it’s only a matter of time.

Join journalist Owen Bennett-Jones as he meets leaders of the business world to unpack the single most defining decision of their careers. From winning big to losing it all, we hear from a spectrum of remarkable people who reached critical junctures and took a leap of faith.

Deftly interrogating these make or break moments, we discover the guests’ business savvy,
greatest learnings and ultimately, how their decision shaped the course of their lives.

Coming soon from Radio Wolfgang and Auddy

    Episode 12: Jakob Askou Bøss

    Episode 12: Jakob Askou Bøss

    Episode 12: The Winds of Change - Jakob Askou Bøss

    When going green meant leaping into the unknown

    In this episode, we hear from Jakob Askou Bøss, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Strategy at Ørsted.

    In 2006, having successfully merged with 5 other energy companies, Ørsted (then DONG Energy) were about to embark on an expensive and complex project to build a coal-fired power plant in Germany. But the world’s attitude towards fossil fuels was changing rapidly, and Bøss was faced with a decision. Push forward with the project, despite the turning tide? Or venture into the unknown, and be part of radical change?

    This Podcast is brought to you by Radio Wolfgang for Auddy

    It was presented by Owen Bennett Jones and it featured Jakob Askou Bøss

    It was produced by John Jo Devlin and Eli Block and the Executive Producer was Ellie DiMartino

    With support from The Open University - www.openuniversity.co.uk/management
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    • 32 min
    Episode 11: Ekaterina Malievskaia

    Episode 11: Ekaterina Malievskaia

    Episode 11: The Unlikely Entrepreneur - Ekaterina Malievskaia

    When a mother’s love knows no bounds.

    In this episode of Make or Break, we’re joined by Dr. Ekaterina Malievskaia, co-founder and chief innovation officer of COMPASS Pathways, a life science company that develops psilocybin to help people with treatment resistant depression.

    Malievskaia and her husband, George Goldsmith, first started researching psilocybin - a chemical compound found in magic mushrooms - after an ongoing battle to find adequate help for their son who suffers from severe depression. The couple founded the charity COMPASS Pathways with the hope to get psilocybin approved and the drug to market. However they soon faced an obstacle; they would need to raise an eye-watering sum of $300 million, a task that for any charity would be close to impossible.

    This Podcast is brought to you by Radio Wolfgang for Auddy

    It was presented by Owen Bennett Jones and it featured Ekaterina Malievskaia

    It was produced by John Jo Devlin and Eli Block and the Executive Producer was Ellie DiMartino

    With support from The Open University - www.openuniversity.co.uk/management
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    • 33 min
    Episode 10: Justine Roberts

    Episode 10: Justine Roberts

    Episode 10: Mum’s the word - Justine Roberts

    You’ve got the big idea but no funds, do you go it alone or take up a problematic partnership?

    In this episode of Make or Break, we meet founder of Mumsnet, Justine Roberts, who through sheer perseverance, grew a penniless new internet business into the UK’s biggest network network for parents.

    At the turn of the millennium, the dotcom bubble was about to burst when Roberts found herself raising funds for a new internet business. Inexperienced and coming up against reluctant investors and troubling terms and conditions, Roberts found herself in a difficult position, call it quits or change her tack.

    This Podcast is brought to you by Radio Wolfgang for Auddy

    It was presented by Owen Bennett Jones and it featured Justine Roberts

    It was produced by John Jo Devlin and Eli Block and the Executive Producer was Ellie DiMartino

    With support from The Open University - www.openuniversity.co.uk/management
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    • 30 min
    Episode 9: Jorge Silva and Angeles Tella Arena

    Episode 9: Jorge Silva and Angeles Tella Arena

    Episode 9: Money Talks - Jorge Silva and Angeles Tella Arena

    It’s not always about getting ahead. Sometimes in business it’s about raising others up too.

    In this episode of Make or Break, we speak to Jorge Silva and Angeles Tella Arena, co-founder and senior developer of 10Pines, a software company that took a radical approach to staff salaries and structure.

    After a team member turned down a pay rise because others had not been offered the same, it was time to rethink how 10Pines operated. Silva and co threw out the rulebook and put their heads together to decide just how much each of them should be paid.

    This Podcast is brought to you by Radio Wolfgang for Auddy

    It was presented by Owen Bennett Jones and it featured Jorge Silva and Angeles Tella Arena

    It was produced by John Jo Devlin and Eli Block and the Executive Producer was Ellie DiMartino

    With support from The Open University - www.openuniversity.co.uk/management
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 29 min
    Episode 8: Marc Champagne

    Episode 8: Marc Champagne

    Episode 8: Mindful matters - Marc Champagne

    When popularity doesn’t always equate to success.

    In this episode of Make or Break, we’re joined by Marc Champagne, founder of mental health app Kyo, which at its height reached almost 90 million users.

    A strong advocate for meditation and journaling, Champagne launched Kyo in 2016. It was an instant hit with users and became a regular feature on app-store homepages and ‘top 10s’ lists. But all was not as it seemed. Although popular with audiences, the coding was deeply flawed and Champagne just didn’t have the means for an overhaul. Was there a way through this or was it time to pull the plug?

    This Podcast is brought to you by Radio Wolfgang for Auddy

    It was presented by Owen Bennett Jones and it featured Marc Champagne

    It was produced by John Jo Devlin and Eli Block and the Executive Producer was Ellie DiMartino

    With support from The Open University - www.openuniversity.co.uk/management
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    • 32 min
    Episode 7: George Buckley

    Episode 7: George Buckley

    Beating the Crash - Sir George Buckley

    When the economy is on its knees and job losses are looming, do you follow the received wisdom or buck the trend?

    In this episode of Make or Break, we’re joined by Sir George Buckley. a businessman who did the seemingly impossible to save jobs during a financial crisis.

    When the 2008 financial crisis hit, it hit hard. As 3M’s chairman, chief executive and president, Buckley was under immense pressure to cut jobs. But by drawing upon his skills in engineering, Buckley was able to minimise the damage, and revolutionise the way 3M would respond to future crises.


    This Podcast is brought to you by Radio Wolfgang for Auddy

    It was presented by Owen Bennett Jones and it featured Sir George Buckley

    It was produced by John Jo Devlin and Eli Block and the Executive Producer was Ellie DiMartino

    With support from The Open University - www.openuniversity.co.uk/management
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 31 min

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