Last week, I spoke on behalf of The Cobden Centre at a very spectacular Leadership Institute event organised at Wellington College – just outside London.
The Leadership Institute is the leading activist training centre for free marketeers in the United States of America. And on this occasion, my audience was some 120 people from around the world, including so it seemed to me, many people from Spanish speaking countries.
Now, while I very much enjoyed my hour on the podium – and from all the feedback so it seems did my audience – I am constantly amazed by the achievements of this sort of enterprise. In particular, I was blown away to learn from the LI’s founder and director, Morton Blackwell, how over the years the Institute has now formally trained more than 92,000 students. That, it strikes me, is quite some record and an amazing achievement!