The publication's chief executive explains how a mistake transformed his website and why he is relaxed about losing print sales

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This article titled “Andrew Rashbass: ‘The biggest reason we’re successful is that we are lucky'” was written by Roy Greenslade, for The Guardian on Sunday 27th November 2011 18.24 UTC

Andrew Rashbass, the chief executive of the Economist group, starts by putting it down to good fortune. That’s not the financial kind, but a happy historical accident. Against the inexorable downward circulation trend for print publications in Britain and the United States, the Economist has been growing for years – but his first explanation is because it is written in English.

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