Yeah, I saw that on the list. I haven’t seen him actually is he gifted?
Yes, you know he is 23 years old and you talk to him and he has the deposition and maturity of someone much older. I was just observing him with some of the judges and he is able to remain calm. The competition is tough though.
Yes, it is tough.
Some of those guys are so talented.
Yeah, well they are all talented, some just blow you away.
Do you want some water?
No. I am fine thank you. I just have a couple questions for you though.
One of the things I would like you to comment on Is you guys have such, from my experience, I am struck by the depth of talent that you guys have just from the ones I was able to meet with, from the little information I have found, how do you harness that talent? Maybe you can share that with me.
Excellent question. It all starts with a belief which is that if you get brilliant people, everything else looks after its self. If any reason that we have great brands it’s because we have brilliant people who make these great brands and their successors made it stronger. When someone joins the company we always tell them about the founders. Arthur Guinesses story, Alexander Walkers story, and Valadmir Slonoms story and get them to be inspired about what these people do and then inspire them to lead their own legacy. So, if you start with that philosophy that dictates that I spend more than 50% of my time on talent. Finding great people, nurturing great people, stretching the living day lights out of people, just trying to find the best that they can be. Then, minimizing the number of rules that you have so that they can express their freedoms. Big companies do need some rules, some processes, you know we need to be organized so that we don’t duplicate effort. What I