When I first started Vintro I talked to as many people as I could to help me on my journey and I received some amazing support from some world-renowned business leaders. I want to share some of their thinking with you, so welcome to the first in a series of thought leader interviews. I interviewed Rick Haythornthwaite, former Chairman of MasterCard and asked him about the power of human connections; the role business leaders will play in the post-COVID recovery and what the imagination of children can teach us all.
Noor Sugrue, Founder of Vintro
I began by asking him how important it was for the world that we found a way for those without networks to be found and heard?
Q: What can Business leaders do to help that, what role can they play?
Q: There may be business leaders who want to help, but that of course is different from actually being accessible?
Q: I loved your address last year at the World Economic Forum last year on how people carry their imagination through the rest of their life and how technology can be a toolkit for young people to turn their ideas into a reality. Can you talk a little bit about what you what you meant about this, and why you're so passionate about it?
Q: I know from my own experience how crucial it is for business leaders to be mentoring and offering support to the younger generation, how do you think leaders can better help with this?
Q: And what role does capitalism have in this? How can we encourage a responsible capitalism, to help inspire people and unleash their imagination?
Q: It’s hard not talk about COVID and the even bigger challenge for young people to start their careers. I hear it among my friends in my peer groups, the stress about going into the workforce. What would be your advice to them?
Q: But when people are starting those conversations, starting them are really hard, how should people go about doing that?
Noor talked to Rick Haythornthwaite on 2nd December 2020. Rick stepped down from MasterCard on 31st December 2020.