Monthly Archives: April 2012

Great feedback on Karen Darke

Apr 25, 2012

Great feedback on Karen Darke,  Team GB handcycling medal hopeful at the 2012 Paralympics. Check out her book IF You Fall: It’s a new beginning (2006) here. She’s a brilliant speaker on overcoming challenges, embracing change and achieving the impossible. Go out and cheer her on in the summer!

Is India a Blueprint for Africa?

Apr 25, 2012

Really thought-provoking Chartwell Breakfast Club discussion at the RAC this morning. Zain Latif, founder of TLG Capital, and Dr. Sue Onslow, co-head of the Africa International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS, explored how the political and economic environment throughout the continent is affecting investment opportunities. For Zain, India, with its rising consumer-oriented middle class and large,

Is Africa the new Asia?

Apr 24, 2012

Excited about tomorrow’s Breakfast Club discussion at the Royal Automobile Club. We’ve got former UK Cabinet Minister, and High Commissioner to South Africa (Lord) Paul Boateng, private equity investor Zain Latif and the LSE’s Sue Onslow discussing emerging investment opportunities – and obstacles – across sub-Saharan Africa. Should be fascinating. To find out more about

Australian business

Apr 24, 2012

Continuing an Aussie theme, great to catch up with Chris Gatenby the other day. Chris used to run the development programme at Policy Exchange and is now Relationships Manager at Australian Business, running lecture, networking and briefing event programmes at the main forum for Australian business people working in London. Chris runs an amazing sounding programme mixing business

Fat, Forty and Fired?

Apr 23, 2012

We’ve recently been enjoying chatting to Nigel Marsh, the best-selling author of “Fat, Forty and Fired?: The Year I Lost My Job and Got a Life” (Piatkus , 2011). Nigel, a Brit based in Sydney, is a successful advertising CEO who wrote a couple of very funny books about a mid-life crisis that illuminated what was important in

Want to improve your presentations?

Apr 19, 2012

This morning I caught up with Charlotte McDougall – actor, comedienne, screen writer, speech coach. Charlotte’s firm helps business leaders make memorably and impactful presentations and speeches. She is brilliant, and I hope we can work together in future.

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