Richard Tait gives Leadership Lecture at Heriot-Watt

Heriot-Watt graduate, Dr Richard Tait, gave an inspiring talk, entitled "Why be in the navy when you can be a pirate?" at the University's Postgraduate Centre on Monday 23 September.

Dr Tait, a computer science graduate who was also given an honorary degree from Heriot-Watt in 2013, spoke of the career path he has travelled, including the story of how he came to create one of the most popular games of recent times - Cranium.

You can read more about Richard Tait on The Watt Club blog . Also in attendance was another Heriot-Watt graduate, Mel Young, founder of the Homeless World Cup and another inspiration to students and Alumni alike.

The Leadership Programme, sponsored by Diageo, runs throughout the year and is open to staff, students and Alumni of Heriot-Watt. The series provides a unique insight into the minds and business techniques of some of the most successful businesspeople in the country. Previous speakers have included Sir Bill Gammell of Cairn energy, and George Davies, founder of Next and George at Asda.

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