Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mary King: An Olympic inspiration

Jul 31, 2012

Congratulations to Team GB’s equestrian eventing team who have scooped silver at Greenwich Park in London. The team, consisting of Nicola Wilson, William Fox-Pitt, Kristina Cook, Mary King and Zara Phillips, did fantastically, being only narrowly beaten by their German rivals. Although Zara Phillips, as the Queen’s granddaughter, is the most recognizable to most people,

Lisa Gansky: the changing rules of business success

Jul 31, 2012

I’ve been chatting to Ellis Trevor, who runs American Talent Group, Chartwell’s sister bureau in the US, about Lisa Gansky, the California-based entrepreneur and renowned  TED speaker. Lisa was co-founder and president of Ofoto, the online photo service she sold to Eastmann Kodak. Since she’s continued to help build businesses “where there is an opportunity

Guy Fraser-Sampson explains the mess we’re in

Jul 25, 2012

It wasn’t long ago that Professor Guy Fraser-Sampson and I were sipping coffee in St. Christopher’s Place discussing the Eurozone crisis and other woes of the day. I had seen him on brilliant form as a speaker at an Editorial Intelligence discussion on the state of the UK economy only a few days earlier, and it was a

New book in the pipeline from Alain de Botton

Jul 20, 2012

I’ve been a fan of Alain de Botton’s for a while now – one of the few people we can properly call a public intellectual (in the good sense) in this country. A brilliant ‘philosopher of everyday life’, who teaches us everything from how to think subtley about defining success and failure, to how we can


Jul 19, 2012

The Chartwell team recently went to the Old Vic on a summer outing to see Michael Frayn’s Democracy, a play about the career of Willy Brandt, Chancellor of West Germany from 1969 to 1974, who launched Ostpolitik, a programme of reconciliation with East Germany but whose career was ended prematurely by the discovery that his

Excellent result for James Cracknell

Jul 17, 2012

As Olympic fever hits London, we’re pleased to say we’re already feeling in the mood, having recently booked the double Olympic gold medal-winning rower James Cracknell for an event. From the very positive feedback we have received since from our client, he’s clearly still a winning performer.

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