The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. – Vincent van Gogh

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. - Farrah Gray

Where your talent and the needs of the world cross... There lies your purpose. - Aristotle

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. – Sheryl Sandberg

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing. - Warren Buffett

You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. – Unknown

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. - William Arthur Ward

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. - Nelson Mandela

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. - Jack London

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. – Latin Proverb

An unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up. – Pablo Picasso

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar

It always seems impossible until it’s done. - Nelson Mandela

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. - Coco Chanel

Events

Club Events

The most satisfying activities combine trusted relationships, inspired insights, and seized opportunities.

The Club helps its members explore what creates success in different fields, and enables them to use this to their benefit. We go beyond theory into the real-word practical knowledge needed to succeed as a Pluralist, and create a trusted environment to share expertise and experience with fellow members.

We add value to your existing knowledge with a carefully tailored programme of evening and afternoon events designed to stimulate your thinking, introduce you to new people and concepts, expand your understanding of success and how to achieve it, and help you identify exciting opportunities for your next venture.

1. Insight conversations
Successful Pluralists and subject experts from the business and non-business sectors join us to talk candidly about their careers, and share their expertise and perspectives, giving you an unrivalled insight into the decisions they made, mistakes they learned from, how they achieved success, and where they think the future opportunities may lie for individuals and businesses. (Tuesday evening, monthly)
2. Afternoon masterclasses
We take a theme from the insight conversation and unwrap it to identify the specific opportunities, costs, and returns it offers. We aim to add value to your business and non-business pursuits with a broad range of topics such as influencing policy making, the art of oratory, harnessing print and social media, or more practical considerations such as managing your time, wealth and personal brand.                 (Friday afternoon, monthly)
3. Tailored Networking 
There is such a thing as an enjoyable and positive networking event! We work with selected partner organisations and our members to invite relevant and interesting people to our dedicated networking events. These events offer you the opportunity to expand your network beyond the Club into new areas with the certainty you will only meet people you will benefit from knowing. (Tuesday or Thursday evening)
4. It can't be all work and no play!
The best business is carried out with those individuals you know and trust as people as well as business people! We arrange a mix of social and cultural evening events where you can build better and stronger relationships with other members, and to which we encourage members to bring a friend to enjoy the evening and good company in an informal environment. (Tuesday or Thursday evening)

 

Here are some of the recent events we ran for our members

 

Monday 9 May: Evening Insight Conversation – Lord Howard Flight

Lord Howard Flight joined us to discuss his career in politics and the lessons he learned in government and opposition, and also his plural career in the financial sector. We had forays into Brexit, US politics, the future of Fintech, and where the opportunities may lie investing or working in the financial services.

Thursday 19 May: Why you should… Walk the Corridors of Power

The Cambridge University Policy Unit led this masterclass on how to influence political thinking and policy making, whether from the outside as Joe Public, or the inside as a Special Advisor, lobbyist or an MP, and how those skills can apply in all scales of business life.

Monday 13 June: Evening Insight Conversation – Angela Knight CBE

Angela talked to our members about moving from a successful career in industry into politics then back to business and financial services, including being Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association. Alongside this work she has held more than half a dozen Non-Executive positions.

Friday 17 June: Why you should… Be an NED

Partnering with the FT NED course, this masterclass explored what you need to know and do to win and succeed in the NED role you want. We also heard from headhunters and a panel of NEDs, Chairs and Board members, all of whom shared their experiences in different types of organisation.

Thursday 23 June: Contemporary Art social and networking evening

This evening spent at Art First contemporary art gallery gave our members and their guests a chance to extend their little black books with a private social and networking event specifically for Pluralists.

Friday 15th July: Why you should... Have your voice heard in 140 characters to 3000 words

Working with leading international Communication and PR firm Newgate Communications, we explored how you should form, express, and can make your opinions heard in the world of social media and 24/7 press.

When you've achieved success in business the best reward is being able to chose what you do and when, and be properly rewarded for it. The Pluralists Club is the place to build a new work-life balance while enjoying good company, new perspectives, and developing new portfolio strands.

Steffan Williams, CEO of Newgate Communications, Pluralist