I recently spoke at a financial services forum in Europe and met an absolutely charming Frenchman, Arnaud de Villepin. We had much in common including a love for the wonderful Kensington and Chelsea area of London and a passion for sailing.
Arnaud was particularly keen to learn about the 'mindset' the world's great retail leaders nurture within their organisations ...and I was flattered to receive this endorsement from him:
“Martin Butler delivered an inspiring tribute to these entrepreneurs of the retail industry whose success story started with simple ideas, remarkably put into practice”
Arnaud is Head of Business Development at BNP Paribas (personal finance) and if you ever bump into to him do ask him to unlock the many interesting mis-interpretations between English and French - hilarious!