Martin Lukes twitter

It’s the big Five-O today! And the Good Lord is celebrating my birthday by delivering unrivalled weather!!!

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FROM: Martin.Lukes@IF.co.uk on 29/06/2010
TO: Kiara.Sanchez@IF.co.uk
SUBJECT: Secret

Hi Kiara – Entre nous, it’s mon anniversaire today – but please keep schtum – I can’t bear it when people make a fuss of me …!! I’d really rather just crack on with work …

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FROM: Martin.Lukes@IF.co.uk on 29/06/2010
TO: Oliver.Warner@IF.co.uk
SUBJECT: Re: Do you have a minute?

Hi Oliver – I’m afraid no, I don’t have a minute. Can you ask Kiara to find a window in my diary later in the week?

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Martin Lukes

?IF!

Scoring a half century
June 29 2010
Tags: Going forward, synergy, authenticity

On this day, exactly 50 years ago, I emerged into the world, buck-naked, equipped only with my DNA, my vital organs and a very healthy set of vocal cords.

Those who have travelled with me on my life’s journey since that day will, I’m sure, agree with me that some things never change!!! These days I’m dressed in Boss and Paul Smith and in organic cotton, but I’m as outspoken now as then. But today I don’t want to revisit the past; going forward, I want to look only to the future. Rear-view mirrors are so yesterday! Some people find the present strewn with challenges: double-dip recession, eurozone meltdown, the failure of our boys in the World Cup. But I look to the future with confidence, knowing that whatever it brings, I’ll be at the beating heart of it!

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FROM: Martin.Lukes@IF.co.uk on 29/06/2010
TO: J.Meyer@KTT.com
SUBJECT: Party

Hi Janice. How did you know it was my birthday???? That’s so nice of you to say. I think my secret is partly exercise. But it’s also about surrounding myself with people who I get an enormous positive charge from …!!

I’ve just learnt that my old chums at the FT are throwing a surprise party for me tonight at the Tate gallery – I’ve told them not to push the boat out, so it’s only going to be 300 close friends. But I wondered, would you like to come?

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TO: Martin.Lukes@IF.co.uk on 29/06/2010
TO: Sherril.Lukes@gmail.com
SUBJECT: Re: Tonight

Sherril – No, you wouldn’t enjoy it. A whole load of men in suits …won’t be back late …we can celebrate as a family at the w/end. Mx

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Martin Lukes twitter

Bought myself iPhone 4 for my birthday. Have bid fond farewell to crackberry. Retina display sensational!!

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FROM: Martin.Lukes@IF.co.uk on 29/06/2010
TO: All.Staff@KTT.com
SUBJECT: Ethical oath

After many weeks of consultations I am delighted to be able to unveil KTT’s uniquely revolutionary ethical oath. As you will see, we have rejected a one-size-fits-all solution and have decided to make three levels of oath: Silver for basic co-colleagues, Gold for team leaders and Platinum for the C-suite.

All three oaths begin: “I solemnly promise to drive ethical behaviours and leverage my values daily …” Each co-colleague will take the oath in the presence of their team with one hand on the KTT logo. There will be a facilitator present from ?IF! to facilitate. I myself shall oversee the Platinum level, and my assistants will facilitate Silver and Gold.

If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact my assistant, Oliver Warner.

All bestest, Martin Lukes

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FROM: Martin.Lukes@IF.co.uk on 29/06/2010
TO: M.Bayley@KTT.com
SUBJECT: much to celebrate!!

Hi Sir Matthew – Many thanks for your note – I’m thrilled that you’re as excited about the oath as I am. I genuinely believe it to be a game-changing step forward, signalling a very real change in root and branch behaviours. And you are too kind with your birthday congratulations. You look pretty damn youthful for 60 yourself!! Bestest, Martin

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FROM: Martin.Lukes@IF.co.uk on 29/06/2010
TO: M.Bayley@KTT.com
SUBJECT: Re: Much to celebrate!!

Oh I’m sorry!!! My mistake! Well that explains why you don’t look 60! My (incorrect!) assumption shows how much gravitas you have!!

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FROM: Martin.Lukes@IF.co.uk on 29/06/2010
TO: Oliver.Warner@IF.co.uk
SUBJECT: Re: Do you have a minute?

Oliver. You can’t resign today! It’s my birthday. I am shocked – I fail to understand where you are coming from. I know you were in favour of a universal oath, but it’s not appropriate for Sir Matthew to take the same oath as security guards. And when you question the size of my own Integethical footprint, what do you mean?? Can’t discuss now as three-line whip to turn up at surprise party. Let’s dialogue tomorrow. Martin

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Martin Lukes twitter

Fabulous birthday party! Women on stilts with peacock feathers!! Champagne flowing. Le Tout Monde is here …

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FROM: Martin.Lukes@IF.co.uk on 29/06/2010
TO: J.Meyer@KTT.com
SUBJECT: You …

…are very nice indeed. Can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate a birthday …I’ve never felt younger …naughty but nice. Just had slightly troubling thought – hope they don’t have CCTV cameras in the lifts!!!!!

C u tomoz xxxxx

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