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WBR: Is Germany preparing for a 'Grexit'? 05 Jan 15

January 5th, 2015

Episode 153 of 901 episodes

German press reports suggest Berlin thinks Europe could cope without Greece in the euro. Ahead of Greece's general election later this month, we ask how likely a 'Grexit' is, and assess its implications with Andreas Andreanopolos, a former Greek development minister, and the noted British economist Roger Bootle. Plus we hear about life as an immigrant in Long Island, New York. And, do lean, fit leaders make for lean, fit companies? Our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway ponders whether gym bunnies make good bosses. Also in the programme, Marilyn Monroe has been revealed as the new face of Max Factor. We hear from Lorna Hawtin of the advertising agency TBWA how dead icons can be an advertiser's best friend.

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