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?
A FLAWLESS END-OF-FESTIVAL TOAST… SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 18.27PM
FROM THE RIDICULOUS TO THE SUBLIME… SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 15.23PM
THE RAT PACK FOR THE STAIRLIFT GENERATION… SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 14.23PM
JEEVES WOULD APPROVE… SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 18.31PM
QUALITY NOT QUANTITY… SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 15.28PM
WELL YOU WOULD, WOULDN’T YOU…? SATURDAY, OCT 13, 13.15PM
WELL, I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING… FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 17.55PM