28 Mar 2010

Ideas for 28 March 2010: Sir Robert Jones

From Ideas, 11:05 am on 28 March 2010

When businessman and politician Sir Robert Jones was asked to nominate three or four individuals and three or four writers and philosophers who influenced his own ideas, he came back with a surprisingly short list: a former school teacher Guy Bliss and the novelist Everlyn Waugh. When prompted for more he said there were many people he could talk about - but that they weren't people he would say had influenced his ideas. That list included Sir Robert Muldoon, Enoch Powell and Muhammad Ali. Here, Bob Jones talks to Chris Laidlaw about all those characters and more. From the Ideas collection: Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences