Magazine article Management Today

Speaking out Adair Turner

Magazine article Management Today

Speaking out Adair Turner

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LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Adair Turner ought to be an accomplished speaker after four and a half years as CBI director-general. However, this month he relinquishes his post and becomes a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. With this in mind he gave a lecture to 100 students and other interested parties at the LSE. The subject was the differences between the economies of the US, the UK and Continental Europe.

Turner clearly believes that to be a credible professor he must now revert to his own student experiences. He was really boring. Not that he hadn't worked on his presentation. He had written a 45-minute script but it was full of subordinate clauses, long sentences and so on. Turner did what most do in these circumstances: he ploughed on through it. If you listened hard it was quite productive - except for the points when he was clearly struggling with what he had written. However, he deftly developed his theme of conflict between the Americanist and Continentalist theories on the way the British economy should go. …

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