Magazine article Management Today

Brain Food: Sir Digby Jones - If I Had to Start Again

Magazine article Management Today

Brain Food: Sir Digby Jones - If I Had to Start Again

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It has been said I have a fabulous face for radio, and if I was starting again I'd consider journalism - quality reporting, not celebrity stuff - either broadcast or in print. I'd also be suited to a marketing role, as I found through working in my father's grocery shop that I have the right personality for selling.

But I wouldn't change anything I've done - which sounds arrogant, but it's true. Everything, from joining the navy to working at law firm Edge & Ellison, was what I wanted to do at the time. I'm a lad from Birmingham who had never been to 10 Downing Street or the palace, or given a speech to 1,000 people, before being appointed at the CBI. So every day here has been an amazing adventure.

I'm so busy that Pat, my wife of 16 years, says it's like I've left her and just haven't told her; but she's an independent lady. I wish I saw her more often, because she's fantastic, but the busy lifestyle only makes it more special when we are together. …

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