Wonderful evening at the Museum of Contemporary Art, overlooking the Harbour, where I gave the third annual Qantas Foundation Lecture, entitled ‘Helping the Future Take Flight’. Had had a slight hiccup when I tried to use Apple Keynote ahead of a recent National Grid presentation, but have now worked out how to ride the beast.
Shirley Davies, CEO of the Foundation, kicked off. Then after my lecture, and another phase of the meal, Peter Shergold (who heads the Centre for Social Impact) and I took to the stage for half an hour’s discussion, then opening out to the audience. Strong sense of ‘The Spirit of Australia’ – and of an underlying company with a very strong set of values. I had used the latest set – ‘Care’, ‘Contemporary Australian’, ‘Forward Thinking’ and ‘Wisdom’ – as the structure of my talk. We plan to repeat the process in Melbourne next week.