– or how to run a corporation

Luke Johnson, chairman of Channel 4 has just written a thought-provoking article for the FT asking whether “replacing the entire board of directors of a major corporation with shop dummies” would make any difference to an organisation. He adds: “I’m confident most organisations would carry on regardless – and quite a few would unquestionably perform better.”

It’s an interesting idea – and one that’s particularly meaningful at a time when everything is geared towards leaner, fitter, more agile organisations. Liberty842 had a planning day yesterday and 90% of it was not theory but focused on getting things done. Building, making, creating. Granted, we’re not a major corporation by any means, but surely this is where the value lies.