The Annual Lecture by Jane Goodall at St. George's House, Windsor Castle was thrilling. Jane recounted her transformation from girl to scientist (at 5) that led to a move to Africa and field work (without a university education), and her subsequent work as an activist, first on behalf of research and then on behalf of the planet.
More for anyone pitching for clients of investment -- no matter how concise and expert you are within each piece of your message, discipline is necessary to win the day:
Although Dr. Goodall didn't ramble once --her mind is sharp and articulation of ideas crisp as ever -- her talk went on much too long. It was a shame because what she said was so nuanced and powerful, yet the overall, final impression was completely diffused and vague.
The event itself was star-studded: members of the Royal Family, House of Lords, Bank of England -- you name it. St. George's House is a tremendously rare valuable institution for conversations about Big Ideas, and anyone interested should certainly investigate. I'm quite honored to have been made an Associate as an honor (generally you buy a seat), and I look forward to more adventures.