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10. 11. 2011
Big development for me this afternoon (10 November 2011), when Keele University announced that I would be installed as its next Chancellor in February next year. To be honest, I am still a bit taken aback by this, not really having seen myself as ‘Chancellor material...
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09. 11. 2011
A big day for the Forum yesterday. Together with the Energy Institute at UCL and the wonderful WHEB Partners (cleantech investors and fund managers), we helped launch an important new book, The Third Industrial Revolution by US author and campaigner Jeremy Rifkin. It’s a...
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11. 03. 2010
I spoke at the annual M&S Suppliers’ Conference on Tuesday, which took place in Kensington Town Hall. This venue has a particular resonance for me as it was where the votes for the 1979 and 1984 European elections were counted – and every time I’m back there, I can’t help...
22. 10. 2009
You can’t fault our Government for its ongoing efforts to get people to focus on the Copenhagen Conference. Both the Prime Minister and Ed Miliband are out there emphasising the ‘make or break’ nature of the event: governments either seal the deal now, or we could be into drift...
01. 10. 2009
The Cadbury versus Kraft takeover battle can be characterised in all sorts of ways: UK versus the US; medium-sized multinational versus mega-multinational; “brash and blousey” (as one commentator put it) versus lean and green. But the characterisation that matters most is what...
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