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Windows on the World for the week commencing 12 March 2012

Monday 12 March: The Start Up of You

Reid Hoffman is the co-founder and CEO of LinkedIn and has just written a book called The Start-up of You. It's described as 'A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs.' In this edition of Global Business Peter Day hears from Reid Hoffman as he explains how to accelerate your career in today's competitive world.

Tuesday 13 March: Europe's Choice (Part 1 of 3)

A three part BBC series exploring key moments and issues which brough the European Union to its current crisis.  In this first programme, Alan Little ocuses on 1989 and its consequences. By the early 1980s the major players in the European project were already committed to some sort of monetary union. But the fall of the Berlin Wall - which happened much sooner than anticipated - propelled the project forward with a new urgency.

Wednesday 14 March: The Strangest Marathon in the World is in Gaza

Gaza is exactly 42 kilometres (26 miles) in length - the distance required to run a marathon. Travelling to a conflict zone to take part in a marathon might appear an eccentric decision. But that's exactly what two dozen foreigners did. They were joined by an equal number of Gazans.The marathon on 1 of March took place in stormy conditions.  The BBC's Jon Donnison was there to witness the world's strangest marathon.

Thursday 15 March: Japan - Hope Amid the Chaos (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of Japan: Hope Amid the Chaos - one year on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami Gerry Northam tours the devastated northern Pacific areas. He reports on the survivors trying to come to terms with the loss of everything, their growing acceptance that Japanese society was losing its way and that nature - to which they give very special status - had intervened to put it back on a more spiritual path, and their tentative hope that a revived interest in things both spiritual and community-based might prove to be the lasting legacy.