Magazine article Management Today

Brain Food: If I Had to Start Again - George Cox

Magazine article Management Today

Brain Food: If I Had to Start Again - George Cox

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I wouldn't do much differently, and that's not being smug about it. I'm sure I've made lots of mistakes down the line, but none of them were big. Inevitably, you can look back on things and say that if you'd pursued any of them for longer and with more focus, what might have been the outcome? What if we hadn't sold Butler Cox 13 years ago? Would it be a FTSE-100 company now? I don't doubt it - it was growing strongly and perhaps we should have raised more money to expand it, but then I'd have missed out on other experiences. I wouldn't have had the role at the IoD, which I've found very interesting. I've really enjoyed the political side of this. How many people get the chance to sit face to face with the Chancellor and tell him what he ought to do in the budget? What a privilege. Or to sit in Number 10, discussing policy issues? I remember coming out of a Treasury meeting thinking: 'It's a pity my old mum isn't alive now, because she'd be astounded at this. …

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