I was fortunate to receive an invitation to listen to Lord Digby Jones speak at Pera in Melton Mowbray this week. He made an impassioned speech without notes on the subject of "Growth through Innovation". His visual imagery of the Taxi driver providing for his son to learn skills so that he would in future sit in the back of some else's Taxi was excellent. The most powerful of the images however was the likely direction of countries such as China and Brazil this Century. Not surprisingly he was also a strong advocate of the importance of skills in this country as one of the routes to grow UK plc through Innovation.
He entertained his audience by confirming all of our views that Governments just don't get it when it comes to business. The recent Bombardier news, being so local was extra relevant.
Of course as he is a Leicester Tigers fan like myself, it makes me a little biased. To read more about him yourself, click on the link above.