Past Events


May 2007

The World's Greatest Living Explorer: Lessons for business
Ranulph Fiennes
Thu, 24 May 2007
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his working life in danger and discomfort. You can tell by his left hand, where tips of fingers have been lost to frostbite. At this event he shares his story, describing everything in the same nonchalance voice - gangrene, hypothermia, even polar-bear attacks.

April 2007

The Football Business: Practical lessons in management
Brian Barwick
Chris Brady
Thu, 26 Apr 2007
Top football managers are often compared to top business leaders but, as Brian Barwick makes clear, it is a greater challenge to run the game. He describes his role as one of huge variety, arcane management structures and intense public scrutiny. It also comes with unique social responsibilities.
Happy Business: Happiness in the workplace
Neil Mullarkey
Richard Reeves
Wed, 25 Apr 2007
It's not often you can drink beer, watch live comedy and, at the same time, learn how to improve the performance of your business. At this event, Richard Reeves and Neil Mullarkey are very funny, very knowledgeable and offer a surprising amount of practical advice.

March 2007

The Way of the Dog: A sales masterclass
Geoff Burch
Thu, 29 Mar 2007
Geoff Burch is the archetypal salesman; cheeky and fierce. In this event, he shares his sales experience - how satisfaction and performance rates can be misleading and being remarkable is key. His top tip: All frontline staff should sell, including security guards at 3am.
How to Be Brilliant: How to be better than good
Michael Heppell
Thu, 29 Mar 2007
For many of us, good really isn’t good enough. We want to be the best we can be and seize every opportunity with energy and enthusiasm. At this motivational event, celebrating the 10th anniversary of How to Be Brilliant, Michael Heppell shares practical techniques for embracing every day and every opportunity with positivity, energy and enthusiasm.
Bottled for Business: Corporate success
Karan Bilimoria
Tue, 6 Mar 2007
As Lord Karan Bilimoria speaks, you would never guess while establishing Cobra Beer he ran up huge debts, changed the name of his product last minute and took many other risks. Like all good stories, his evokes the senses. He explains how to overcome great obstacles and leaves you fizzing with ideas.

February 2007

Power Networking: The art and science of networking
Thomas Power
Wed, 28 Feb 2007
Thomas Power lives for networking. He loves meeting new people, asking questions and making meaningful connections. At this event, Thomas offers his guide to the art and science behind this powerful and enabling social interaction.
Corporate Social Responsibility: CSR for profit
Noreena Hertz
Wed, 28 Feb 2007
What does "activist" mean to you? Someone wearing a balaclava, smashing up an outlet of a corporate behemoth? If so, Dr Noreena Hertz says "you're behind the times". Today’s activists are mainstream, "ordinary-looking people who, like you and me, are concerned about the environment, human rights and social ills."

January 2007

Speakeasy: A masterclass in presentation skills
Barry Gibbons
Wed, 17 Jan 2007
Barry Gibbons walks on stage, flies undone. The audience falls silent. Is this the former Burger King CEO, expert public speaker? But Barry knows what he is doing - this entrance is designed to demonstrate how crucial preparation is. This is his first piece of advice on how to dazzle as a public speaker.
Customers in Control Forever: Customer service
Larry Hochman
Wed, 17 Jan 2007
Larry Hochman gives an insight into top rate customer service. His number one tip: Don’t appoint a director of customer services. He suggests that if this role exists in your company "you are 10 years behind”. Customer service doesn't sit in a department – it’s every single person's responsibility.