Monday, 25 July 2011

Fearing to Fall, or Hoping to Rise?

After three months of interviewing an astonishing cast of leaders (mainly British and mainly male, I'm getting something badly wrong here), all on the theme of 'Hoping to Rise vs Fear to Fall', the results are finally ready at

I'll let the list of interviewees speak for itself.

Lord Browne, Former Group Chief Executive, BP plc
Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, Centrica plc and President of the CBI
Sebastian Coe, Chairman, LOCOG
Sir David Frost, broadcaster and author
Will Hutton, Executive Vice Chair, The Work Foundation and former Editor-in-Chief, The Observer
Julian James, CEO, Lockton Companies International
Lord (Digby) Jones, UK Business Ambassador and former Minister of State for UK T&I
Lady Judge, Chairman, Pension Protection Fund and Chairman Emeritus, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Martha Lane Fox, UK Digital Champion
Lord Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel
Arthur Milholland, President and CEO, Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited
Sean Oldfield, CEO, Castle Trust
Sir Stuart Rose, former Executive Chairman, Marks and Spencer plc
Sir John Scarlett, former Chief, Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)

If you want to know the true meaning of optimism, ambition, and burning platforms, look no further.