Past Events

November 2007

A Woman's Courage: An inspirational story
Speaker:
Jacqueline Gold
Thu, 22 Nov 2007
Jacqueline Gold totally transformed Ann Summers with the launch of her lingerie parties. At this event she describes her journey through a male-dominated environment and how she seized control of the company. Jacqueline inspires with her passion for customer service and extraordinary determination.
Soldier: Leadership lessons
Speaker:
Mike Jackson
Thu, 22 Nov 2007
At this event, General Sir Mike Jackson shares his leadership wisdom, relevant to both the military and business. He argues, as a capacity, leadership is “to a considerable extent innate”, though it can also be trained and developed by further experience; it is “an art rather than a science”.
Risk Taking and Decision Making: Make good decisions
Speaker:
Caspar Berry
Wed, 14 Nov 2007
Caspar Berry's career has been unusual. He acted, sold screenplays and worked for Disney. At 25 he moved to Vegas as a professional poker player. At this event, he argues to achieve great success you must develop your ability to distinguish between risks that are worth taking and those that are not.
Everest: Lessons for business from an adventurer
Speaker:
Bear Grylls
Wed, 14 Nov 2007
You'd expect Bear Grylls to be hard as nails, as the youngest Briton to climb Everest. However, in this surprisingly moving speech, he describes fear and self-doubt, overwhelming love for his family and the importance of faith. Overall, inspiring is the best way to describe this story.