The Bribery Act probably doesn’t outlaw breakfast “networking” meetings that just happen to coincide with rugby matches and take place near a large TV screen. I’m always very keen on that sort of networking. Invitations to all rugby, cricket and football matches accepted.
On the way to the said networking meeting you can listen to Lucy Kellaway’s excellent podcast called, appropriately enough “Listen to Lucy”. I’ve only recently discovered them and they are great: short, amusing, pithy but always worth a listen. Lucy’s theme is usually the nonsense surrounding corporate life – buzzwords, mission statements, public announcements, research etc. Her latest considers a recent report that says teddy bears may be a benefit in the boardroom. You can listen by clicking here.