#155 - How Gazprom helps the Kremlin put the squeeze on Europe | Curio

#155 - How Gazprom helps the Kremlin put the squeeze on Europe

19 mins | Feb 28, 2022

Today's episode from 28th February 2022. We begin this Monday with a roundup of some of the weekend's key activities in Ukraine. As fighting continues, one of the sensitive dimensions to emerge is Europe’s reliance on Russia for gas. We take a look at the Russian owned Gazprom, the EU's reliance on it and whether Europe is hamstrung in its abilities to enforce sanctions. Then later, it’s the start of the week so how are you planing on getting in your zone? We discuss "flow state" - the Nirvana of productivity, where you effortlessly get everything done. But we ask, why is it so elusive? The business pages of newspapers tend to deal with the cut and thrust of competition, rather than the cacophony of war. But when it comes to Vladimir Putin’s assault on the sovereignty of Ukraine, there is a company that is right in the thick of it- Gazprom. The Economist examines how Gazprom helps the Kremlin put the squeeze on Europe. When it comes to working, we all want to be in the zone - a kind of productivity nirvana where we get effortlessly get tasks done and are impervious to any kind of distraction. It's a nice idea. However, in reality, it's easier said than done. From his blog Nir and Far, Nir Eyal discusses the dark side of the concept and explains how we can accomplish our goals whether we find it or not. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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