December 13, 2011
Mary Portas gets my vote – for a change
I’m not usually a Mary Portas fan. Perhaps it’s the way she harangues innocent businessfolk making mediocre profits and unattractive cakes. Perhaps it’s the hair. Or the voice. But: I like what she is trying to do right now.
Having been in a million and one meetings this year in which everybody has been talking things DOWN, it was mighty refreshing to hear her (on Radio 4 this morning) talking things UP.
Saving the High Street is a Big Ask. But every little helps. And Mary Portas is doing her bit. And her suggestions, which she calls “visionary” are (in fact) very down-to-earth and make a great deal of sense. Worth a read: Here
So: over the festive season, maybe we could all try to talk things UP a little more. Armageddon is not 100% inevitable – is it?