Tuesday, 18 March 2008

IR Society: the shape of things to come

Don't make me laugh. Sir Stuart Rose - chief executive of Marks & Spencer - is going to be the keynote speaker at the 22nd IR Society Annual Conference on 1st May at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Apparently, the conference theme is the shape of things to come.

Well, what exactly does Stuart Rose know about the shape of things to come? Does he have any training whatsoever in financial shamanism? Er, no. Does he see dead stockbrokers? Er, no. Does he hear - at midnight - the lonesome howl of a money ghost searching for its lost wallet? Er, I'd be very surprised. Does he even own a crystal ball, for fuck's sake?!

I rest my case.