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Harley Finkelstein’s Shopify: the “Amazon for entrepreneurs”
Harley Finkelstein
Entrepreneurs

Harley Finkelstein’s Shopify: the “Amazon for entrepreneurs”

Shopify started as a snowboard shop that baulked at gifting its customers to Amazon. Now,it is an essential part of the internet’s infrastructure. Har…
15 May 2021
Anthony Tan: the Malaysian business scion taking on Uber
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Anthony Tan: the Malaysian business scion taking on Uber

Anthony Tan has always been unabashedly ambitious and, in taxi-hailing apps, saw his chance to get into the history books. The competition, though, ma…
8 May 2021
Cazoo’s Alex Chesterman: “I’m not an innovator, just a copycat”
Cazoo's Alex Chesterman
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Cazoo’s Alex Chesterman: “I’m not an innovator, just a copycat”

Serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman likes to improve the consumer experience by spotting what’s broken, then fixing it. That’s been a successful strat…
24 Apr 2021
Moderna’s Stéphane Bancel: the maths nerd who struck vaccine gold
Moderna's Stephane Bancel
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Moderna’s Stéphane Bancel: the maths nerd who struck vaccine gold

A decade ago, Stéphane Bancel took a gamble and joined a fledgling start-up working on an unproven new technology. The gamble paid off with the rise o…
17 Apr 2021
Will Shu: Deliveroo CEO and its first delivery rider
Will Shu
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Will Shu: Deliveroo CEO and its first delivery rider

City analyst Will Shu was sick of working long hours at Canary Wharf and having to make do with what was left on the shelf in Tesco for dinner. So he …
10 Apr 2021
Jay Z: the urban Shakespeare who became hip-hop’s first billionaire
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Jay Z: the urban Shakespeare who became hip-hop’s first billionaire

Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z, has always displayed a talent not just for rhyme, but for making money too – he was hip-hop’s first billionaire. He hasn’t lo…
13 Mar 2021
Elon Musk: the space oddity seeking world domination
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Elon Musk: the space oddity seeking world domination

Elon Musk, the electric-car and space-travel pioneer who wants to move to Mars is now the world’s richest man. If he seems delusional, that’s all part…
16 Jan 2021
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Adar Poonawalla: the vaccine prince who will save the world
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Adar Poonawalla: the vaccine prince who will save the world

Adar Poonawalla, the chief of the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer by volume, has an ambitious plan to rescue us all from Covid-19. The future for…
11 Jan 2021
Three women CEOs who prove that diversity is the key to success
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Three women CEOs who prove that diversity is the key to success

Tom Saunders looks at how three very different women – Shahrzad Rafati, Trinny Woodall and Anne Boden –  have grown successful businesses.
28 Dec 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: A look back on a peculiar year, ahead to the recovery, and what to buy for 2021
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The MoneyWeek Podcast: A look back on a peculiar year, ahead to the recovery, and what to buy for 2021

Merryn talks to John talk about how the last nine months have affected the economy and the markets, and to to two entrepreneurs – Tommy Crooks of the …
17 Dec 2020
Donald Kendall: helping Pepsi win the cold war
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Donald Kendall: helping Pepsi win the cold war

Donald Kendall was there to serve Nikita Khrushchev a Pepsi during a famous cold war détente with Richard Nixon. He went on to become a 20th-century m…
30 Oct 2020
The chancellor's third plan to help the self-employed help
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The chancellor's third plan to help the self-employed help

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a boost to the financial support the state is offering self-employed workers hit by Covid-19, though the latest me…
30 Oct 2020
Craig Newmark: the nerd who shook up the media giants
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Craig Newmark: the nerd who shook up the media giants

Twenty-five years ago, Craig Newmark lost his job at a brokerage and fired off an email to friends. That seeded a venture, Craigslist, that dominates …
26 Oct 2020
Mukesh Ambani: the Indian billionaire eyeing global expansion
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Mukesh Ambani: the Indian billionaire eyeing global expansion

Mukesh Ambani is already the richest man in India by a large margin, but his ambitions do not end there. He wants India to be at the front of the worl…
19 Oct 2020
Philip Day: the retail knight falls off his horse
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Philip Day: the retail knight falls off his horse

Retail baron Philip Day, once seen as the saviour of the British high street, is under fire for holding to a monastic silence as his suppliers struggl…
26 Jul 2020
Mahmud Kamani: a modern rags-to-riches tale
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Mahmud Kamani: a modern rags-to-riches tale

Mahmud Kamani turned fast-fashion website Boohoo into a business worth billions. The coronavirus crisis may have brought the company’s biggest challen…
19 Jul 2020
Deadline looms for self-employed to get government help
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Deadline looms for self-employed to get government help

Time is running out to secure help from the first round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
3 Jul 2020
Ben Francis: how I made £138m before the age of 30
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Ben Francis: how I made £138m before the age of 30

At the age of 19, Ben Francis spent £1,000 in savings on a sewing machine and screen printer, and learnt how to make garments for the bodybuilding sce…
1 Jul 2020
Tatyana Bakalchuk: the woman creating a Russian Amazon
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Tatyana Bakalchuk: the woman creating a Russian Amazon

Wildberries, the business Tatyana Bakalchuk founded in her Moscow apartment while on maternity leave in 2004, has become Russia’s leading ecommerce si…
30 Jun 2020
Abigail Forsyth and KeepCup: riding a green wave to profits
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Abigail Forsyth and KeepCup: riding a green wave to profits

KeepCup’s sustainable branding captured the public mood about the environmental costs of disposable cups.
29 Jun 2020
New grants for the self-employed
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New grants for the self-employed

Self-employed workers can now apply for government support if their income has been affected by Covid-19.
22 May 2020
Julian Hearn: taking the hassle out of lunch
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Julian Hearn: taking the hassle out of lunch

Julian Hearn developed Huel as a "functional" food to replace meals for the time-poor.
13 May 2020