I am listening to a man who would make anyone preparing for the biggest audition in his career forget what he was doing in the chair outside the studio, such is his capacity to put a stranger at ease. Can anybody be such a charming conversationalist and yet still carry his burden of responsibility every day of each week? Apparently ‘yes’ as Robbert Rietbroek, Chief Executive Officer at PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand tells of his life in that role and many others leading to it.
Persuasion is not the love-child of indoctrination. Nor does education instil wisdom for the ages, as we were once reminded by the great English polemicist, G.K. Chesterton, Quis docebit ipsum doctorem? Who teaches the teacher?