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WELL THAT SETTLES IT…

... I’m off to work for John Lewis!
I don’t know know if Lord Mark Price’s talk was intended as a kind of American pastor revivalist meeting to recruit new John Lewis employees (after all, they are opening in Oxford in a few weeks time), but hell, by the end of it, I was all ready to stand and claim “I can see! It’s a miracle”.
Because dammit, he really was that convincing, that charismatic, that fully armed with folksy tales about how he learnt the true value of people.
If truth be told, I actually went to see Kamel Ahmed of the BBC (and huge business brain), but he, and how cool is this “had to go to Washington on short notice”
Still, I wasn’t disappointed. Lord Price, who is a former managing director of Waitrose, was a brilliant speaker and very, very ‘normal’ (remember, he was Trade and Investment Minister).
So, a talk about employee recognition and its obvious benefits to the employer that actually didn’t feel like an A-Level in Economics. How miraculous is that?

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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock