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Like Minds Business Breakfast with Robert Bean - Tuesday April 23rd


Our Venue The Like Minds breakfasts are held at the stunning top floor Radio restaurant at the brand new ME London Hotel on the Strand at Aldwych. Arrive at 8.00am for 8.15am – 9.30am. Book at
April 23rd – Robert Bean, The Robert Bean Branding Co. Robert started his career as a fresh-faced 18 year old Production Assistant in 1978. Since then he has worked in a number of London’s leading advertising agencies, including DDB, Lowe Howard-Spink, and WCRS, where he ran the BMW account. He then jumped the fence and became the Worldwide Head of Advertising at BT, where he produced the ‘It’s Good to Talk’ and Stephen Hawking campaigns. But it was his love of the anatomy of brands and branding that made him go out on his own, so since then he has worked for himself, in the shape of BeanMC, BANC and, most recently, The Robert Bean Branding Co. In 2009 he published his first book ‘Winning in Your Own Way; the nine and a half golden rules of branding.’ and in 2007 he became a magistrate at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court. So behave yourselves during the Q&A! In a 35 year career he says his proudest moments are those when clients have offered testimonials: ‘We use the work he created for us as the business driver that determines the future of the Honda brand.’ Ken Keir, Managing Director, Honda UK; VP, Honda Europe ‘Robert Bean is a difficult man. I have never had so many heated debates with anyone in my career. He always tells the truth and this is highly irritating. What really pains me is the man is almost always right. If you want to improve your business, hire him. If you want an easy commercial life and want to continue in happy denial, don’t.” Simon Thompson, Group Managing Director, Group. Book at Our Partners The breakfasts are curated in association with our partners The Harvard Business Review and The One Group. A short interview with each speaker is filmed by DHP studios and the event will be blogged and posted in the Articles section of site by the end of the week. A goody bag is available at the end of each breakfast for attendees. If you’d like more information on all our forthcoming talks, lectures and seminars just subscribe to our newsletter on the website. Please note you must book for each breakfast – at £30.00 (inc. VAT) as places are limited. There are priority places for Like Minds Club Members. Please bring your tablets, smartphones and your laptops. We actively encourage Tweeting – please use the #LikeMinds hashtag and follow @wearelikeminds The Format We’re delighted to be running monthly Like Minds Business Breakfasts on or around the third Tuesday of the month, in partnership with The One Group at ME London and a range of leading business book publishers. Sign up to our newsletter on the right to be kept informed of the speakers we’re featuring each month. Priority for these breakfasts will be made for Like Minds Club Members and will be an intimate networking opportunity to meet fellow successful business owners at The Club daytime base at ME London, 336-337 The Strand WC2R 1HA. The format is informal networking before a brief talk, over a breakfast of tea, coffee and pastries, followed by a brief Q&A session. Guests are invited to stay for as long as they like afterwards – and don’t forget your goody bag! Book at

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