Surfaced at Tower Hill very early for me this morning, just before 08.00, for breakfast with Rick Ridgeway – Environmental VP with Patagonia.
City was lovely as I travelled in – and Rick and I had a 90-minute conversation with a couple of Rick’s colleagues from the EU end of Patagonia.
Extraordinary man – and great fun to be with. On the Tube heading in, I had read again the Harvard Business Review article he co-authored on the Sustainable Economy back in 2011.
Of course, the title of this blog is intentionally misleading, in the sense that there aren’t many people like Rick – or like Phil Agland, who Elaine and I then headed across to BAFTA this evening to see.
Phil’s new TV series, China: Between Clouds and Dreams, was being premiered – they showed the first programme out of five. Utterly stunning. The children he films across China are out of this world wonderful. Can’t wait for the series to be broadcast later this year.
Great to catch up with Phil and linked people from the deep past, among them Janet Barber, Nigel Tuersley, Julian Caldecott and, the origin of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper sequences in Phil’s new series, Dr Christoph Zöckler of the incomparably named Spoon-bill Sandpiper Task Force. Bought him a glass of celebratory Maalbec: seemed the least I could do.