December 28th, 2011
05:04 PM GMT
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(CNN) – Three continents, six personalities and one thing in common - being The Boss.

For more than a year, CNN has followed these business leaders, learning what really goes into running your own company. Some have bowed out, like Michael Wu and Richard Braddock, and some have stepped aside, like Sarah Curran.

Now the "Boss" era is coming to an end - but first, CNN's Richard Quest has a few more questions.

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December 14th, 2011
12:07 PM GMT
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(CNN) – For more than a year we've followed the lives of CEOs across the world  - and Sarah Curran is one of them.

Curran set up my-wardrobe.com five years ago after spotting a gap in the market. The website is more up-market than the high street stores, and less pricey than the fanciest boutiques. Sarah sold her house to fund the idea, and the gamble paid off.

Now she has almost a million visitors every month and sales have doubled every year. For some this would be an opportunity, but for Sarah it's a problem. She doesn't know if she's the right person to take the company forward, and is facing some tough choices.

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December 8th, 2011
11:24 AM GMT
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(CNN) – This episode of "The Boss" shows you can't be shy if you want to be a business leader.

In Macau, the Vice-Chairman of Galaxy Macau is a boss who is happy to speak his mind. Francis Lui doesn't hold back his opinions on a new Christmas menu or the wine selection from China.

Sean Cornwell, London-based head of eHarmony International, is no wallflower either. He takes center stage at a leading internet conference to share his insight about taking a brand global.

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December 5th, 2011
06:06 PM GMT
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(CNN) – Success means you're never too big to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

On this episode of 'The Boss', in Macau Francis Lui shows his staff
that no job is too trifling. In London, Sarah Curran gears up for the holiday shopping season by personally giving her most prized clients the red carpet treatment.

Both business leaders show us why it takes sweating the small stuff to hold onto staff and clients.

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November 18th, 2011
08:34 PM GMT
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(CNN) – It doesn’t matter how good a boss you are, when you're running the show you're only as good as the people around you.

On this episode of The Boss, Francis Lui from Galaxy Entertainment Group and Sean Cornwell from eHarmony International are both taking time to reward their staff. And maybe they can have a little fun themselves.

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October 31st, 2011
06:43 PM GMT
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London (CNN) – eHarmony's Sean Cornwell is figuring out the best way to translate the dating site's message of love into new markets.

The site - which prides itself on its ability to bring people together into long term relationships - is expanding its brand in the UK.

Cornwell has chosen an agency to help create the killer television ad. But British daters might want a different message than those in the U.S. Will this match work?

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October 25th, 2011
04:38 PM GMT
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In this episode of 'The Boss', Francis Lui – four months after the launch of his casino resort the Galaxy Macau - admits to having missed a trick or two.

The pool deck – the jewel in the crown of the Galaxy resort - is under pressure.  With almost 3000 people wanting to use it on a busy day and between 500 and 800 on an average day there's need for a bigger pool at the Galaxy.

Francis now needs to focus on what needs to be fixed or changed at his resort.

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October 10th, 2011
06:21 PM GMT
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It's a boss's hardest decision – when costs rise, how long do you hold off before increasing your prices?

It's a problem playing on the mind of beer-making Steve Hindy.

As prices rise for the key ingredients that make Brooklyn Brewery's beers, founder and president Steve Hindy has to balance protecting his profit margin without impacting sales.

Steve has seen wheat prices soar in the past 18 months, from their low in late 2009. So does he have a plan brewing? We find out in this episode of "The Boss".

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October 4th, 2011
09:32 AM GMT
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London (CNN) – Love may make the world go round, but what happens when it's your job to sell it across the globe?

Meet Sean Cornwell, Vice President International of eHarmony.

He’s the newest member of The Boss – our series looking at what it’s actually like to for the people at the top a company.

You may have an image of them living the high life, but they’re giving us full access to see just how hard it can be. And for our newest boss, hard work means helping people find their special someone.

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October 3rd, 2011
04:35 PM GMT
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Being the boss can be the best. You can choose your own direction without anyone else telling you what to do.

It does however bring its own challenges, especially when it comes to separating your home life from your work life.

And when you add children into the mix more challenges arise.

Sarah Curran, CEO of my-wardrobe.com, has been out of the office for a while on a summer break.

She says it's difficult to make her company appreciate that she also has a son.

Now that school holidays are over, for Sarah, it's back to work.

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