Gift of the gab proves handy

If you’re still boggling about the fresh-faced appearance of our cover subject – the Design Council’s youthful new design director Sean Blair – boggle no more. The lad displays considerable maturity in his choice of reading.

Talking to the forever young Jeremy Myerson for this week’s profile, Blair quotes from management guru Charles Handy. Now how many other 29-year-old product freaks can do that?

Did someone tip off design’s latest wunderkind that Andrew Summers, the council’s head honcho and his boss, goes misty-eyed at the mere mention of young Charles – his own hero – or is it pure coincidence?

Whichever way you look at it, this shows that despite a hint of dampness behind the ears, our Sean wasn’t born yesterday.

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