Past Events


September 2005

Winning: A business how-to event
Jack Welch
Wed, 21 Sep 2005
At this popular event, Professor Richard Scase questions worldwide business leader Jack Welch. Jack shares informative bites of business advice, including the importance of passion and transparency in leadership, before discussing his infamous strategy of “rank and yank”.
Coaching Peak Performance: Lesssons from the world's top coaches
John Buchanan
Frank Dick
Tue, 6 Sep 2005
John Buchanan, world renowned coach, impresses with his approach to coaching, which is simultaneously holistic and meticulous, bold and humble. Following him, Frank Dick, the ebullient Scottish coach, shares the heart of his coaching philosophy - the importance of a winning mind-set.

June 2005

Inspirational Leadership: Shakespearean business lessons
Richard Olivier
Tue, 21 Jun 2005
It doesn't get much more thespian than this: Richard Olivier, son of Sir Laurence, reciting speeches from Shakespeare's "Henry V" in the basement of the Globe Theatre in Southwark. Drawing on the play, new perspectives on very old management issues are presented with the added excitement of drama!
Trolley Wars: Battle of the supermarkets
Tim Waterstone
Thu, 9 Jun 2005
Leading retail expert, Judi Bevan, draws on her own research to prise open the two speakers: Tim Waterstone, founder of the book-shop chain; and Justin King, chief executive of Sainsbury’s. Tim’s key advice is “don’t be intimidated”, while King’s is to have a customer-focused culture.
Inspiration in the Square: An inspirational event
Heather Mills
Steve Redgrave
Thu, 9 Jun 2005
Heather Mills, Sir Steve Redgrave, Joe Simpson & Evelyn Glennie OBE share their experiences of overcoming barriers to become hugely successful. The resounding message is that no matter what awfulness you endure in life, you can be sure someone else has experienced worse and prevailed.

May 2005

BRAND Sense: BRAND sense
Martin Lindstrom
Tue, 17 May 2005
At this event, Martin Lindstrom, International business leader, reveals how the world's most successful companies integrate all five senses when building brands. Appealing to touch, taste, smell, sight and sound brings branding to the 21st century and provides significant results.
Quality, Quality, Quality: A passion for quality
Gordon Ramsay
Tue, 10 May 2005
Gordon Ramsay, internationally renowned chef, shares advice from his experiences in business that are applicable beyond the kitchen. From this event at the BFI Imax, Gordon’s tips include “avoid being trendy” and “never take customers for granted”.

March 2005

The Fight for Competitive Advantage: A business contest
Tom Peters
Richard Scase
Thu, 17 Mar 2005
Two heavyweight business speakers, Tom Peters and Professor Richard Scase, tussle it out over ideas that will help you add value to your business. They reveal what companies need to do to win the "fight for competitive advantage".

October 2004

The Three Gurus: Business issues explored
Ken Robinson
Richard Scase
Mon, 18 Oct 2004
Three gurus - Sir Ken Robinson, Professor Richard Scase and Steve McDermott - explore some of the most pressing business issues in this exclusive event at 30 St Mary Axe (aka. "The Gherkin")