Watson’s Daily is the newsletter that improves your COMMERCIAL AWARENESS. In this podcast, the writer of Watson’s Daily talks about the week’s news and its implications. Peter Watson is an ex-stockbroker (13 years at 4 different investment banks in London and Tokyo) who advised some of the world’s biggest financial institutions on the UK, European and Japanese stock markets. He uses this experience to break down and explain key business and financial markets news in an approachable way! He also does the occasional podcast on career-related matters an ex-headhunter.
Episode 205: A new CVA alternative vs Tesla’s U-turn on Bitcoin...#WeAskWatson
In this episode, Tash and I talk about the impact of the decision that the High Court came to regarding a dispute between Virgin Active and landlords over rent arrears. We also talk about Tesla’s about-turn on accepting Bitcoin as payment for its cars.
Episode 204: European SPACs vs Deliveroo controversy
In this episode, Tash and I talk about the prospect of a European SPAC boom and why Deliveroo’s IPO may not have been as much of a disaster as everyone is saying...
Episode 203: The Hut Group’s new deal vs Pret at Tesco...#WeAskWatson
In this episode, Tash and I talk about the implications of the new deal struck between The Hut Group (THG) and Japan’s SoftBank. We then go on to talk about Pret’s new deal with Tesco and the trend of having more brands under one roof.
Episode 202: Nio’s battery-swapping vs a vaccine for peanut allergies...#WeAskWatson
In this episode, Tash and I talk about the merits (or not) of Nio relying on battery-swapping technology as well as a potential new breakthrough for peanut allergy sufferers.
Episode 201: Here’s our weekly roundup where we reflect on the week’s events...#WatsonsWeeklyRoundup
In this episode, Duncan and I chat about what has been an incredibly eventful week, what with both Janet Yellen and Joe Biden giving a fright to world markets and the pharmaceutical industry respectively, cryptocurrency going bananas and Tesla’s vulnerability, among other things.
Episode 200: Sainsbury’s new management vs Trainline’s potential success...#WeAskWatson
In this episode, Gaby and I talk about how Paula Nickolds can take what she learned at John Lewis (and what went wrong) and apply it to Sainsbury’s as well as why I think Trainline could actually do better than everyone might think...