Concorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3915 times:
I don't know if this has been posted before (I did a search), but I have just finished reading a speech on the internet given by Rod Eddington, the former CEO of British Airways. Although he made the speech in October 2005, neverthless I feel he makes some interesting points, particularly on the competitive challenges China and India pose to the rest of the world.
Incidentally, my best quote from the speech is this one:
Quote: I want Britain to be a world leader. I'm an Australian by birth. And while I grieve for the Ashes (enjoy them while you can), I can take comfort from the fact I'm British by descent, I'm proud of what Britain's given the world, and I want this country to stay at the top of the world in trade and political leadership.
I never thought I would ever hear an Australian say something like this!