In our business - like many others - creativity is highly prized. And rightly so as in my book this is more than just the people that come up with new ideas, but anyone who looks at a problem from a different perspective.
So it's interesting to see how many people (Chris Bailey at Burberry wasn't the first) who failed to make the transition from design/creative into being taken seriously in management. And how poor the UK is at prizing the management discipline and investing more to develop it.
Management is what makes the world go around. This week, the Burberry designer Christopher Bailey, who restored the glamour of the brand, left after failing to convince investors as an executive. Uber, a phenomenal business whose legacy might be nothing less than the abolition of private car ownership in big cities, has become a case study of ideas running ahead of systems, processes and due diligence. Politics is full of visionary klutzes: backroom advisers who enter government with transformational intent and wash out a bit later chuntering about an ossified deep state wedded to Old Think. They are not always wrong, but doing something about it is the point, and that requires mastery of the practical.