No one enjoys management speak (well except for compliance teams). Thankfully for us, Sebastian James, chief executive at Dixons Carphone, has not let the heat in the post-merger kitchen sweat out his colourful cultural references. Speaking about Black Friday at the firm’s results conference yesterday, James likened the company’s website to a certain spaceship. “It was like Starship Enterprise, with someone in the engine room saying ‘it’s going to blow!’” he said.
He went on to say the post-merger teams were now working as one “not like Game of Thrones” and that Dixons Carphone and its suppliers were trying to help each other achieve their goals – like “two octopuses coming together.” Don’t ever change, Seb.