Some 25 years ago John Abbott addressed the Confederation of British Industry conference on why learning is so much more than just schooling. This year’s CBI conference touched on the same topic.

Here is coverage of this year’s conference by the Guardian’s Peter Walker: Business leaders criticise slipping standards of ‘exam factory’ schools

And here is John’s speech to the CBI conference in 1987: The CBI Speech

Related to this is John recent speech in Vancouver to the business community – the equivalent of the CBI: Conference Keynote: Into the Future; Knowledge Transfer, and Cultural Norms

Listen to John’s reflections on the education conveyor belt: