Oh we do love a good case of mistaken identity. HSBC’s global chief economist Stephen King jetted into Milan yesterday, to give a talk at a client conference about new emerging geographies.
On finishing his oration, a man approached asking him to autograph a copy of his book for his wife.
King’s economic page-turner, When The Money Runs Out, was released last June, so he gladly reached for the book. “It was bit embarrassing when he produced a copy of the Shining,” he tweeted.
“Your books are quite frightening,” retorted one tweeter. “It was a book on the Carrie trade,” joked the economist.
It must happen all the time…