In times like these of technological revolution and financial insecurity, bankers offer comforting reassurance or menacing uncertainty.
For one of these bankers – Britain’s biggest, in fact – the way forward through this quagmire of change and ambiguity lies in The Big Issue’s ongoing mission to dismantle poverty against all odds – by learning from past mistakes.
Speaking at Canadian think tank Public Policy Forum’s annual awards dinner, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said: “I was walking in Edinburgh and there was a guy selling The Big Issue. It’s a magazine that’s sold by the homeless for the homeless.”
When your knees are about to buckle, crawl
You might be surprised that one of Britain’s top earners is taking inspiration from The Big Issue. We’re not, we’re confident in the way forward.
“My favourite feature in The Big Issue is a ‘Letter To My Younger Self’. These letters tend to have a wistfulness to them; a sense of lost opportunity or good fortune that wasn’t appreciated at the time.”
Carney described how he was inspired by our recent Letter To My Younger Self with megastar will.i.am, who told us: “When your knees are about to buckle, crawl. Do not give up.”