Looking for a media partner
Across to The Guardian this afternoon, with Sam. To discuss possible partnership on a number of projects we have in mind. Odd to think that I first started writing for The Guardian in 1979 or 1980, when I did a piece for their ‘Finance’ page, commissioned – if memory serves – by Hamish McRae. Then I did a series of articles for sections like ‘Futures’ and ‘Technology’, followed, later, by columns in sections like ‘Lifestyles’ and ‘From the Top’. Haven’t written for them for a while, but it looks as if I will be starting again with their recently relaunched ‘Sustainable Business’ website, where I have joined the Advisory Panel.
Interesting to see the Scott Room, in memory of CP Scott, a famous editor of the paper in its early days. Weirdly, many years ago, we arrived in Lagrasse in the south of France to stay in part of a home that proved to be owned by Richard Scott, who served as Chairman of the Scott Trust. As he greeted us at the door, something about his accent spurred to me to ask whether he knew David Layton, whose family had been involved in founding The Economist, and with whom Max Nicholson and I had co-founded Environmental Data Services (ENDS) in 1978. Turned out that Richard and David has shared a study when at Eton.