The Preston Institute is a think tank deep in the western suburbs of Sydney, organising plenty of blue sky sessions, ideas factories and thought showers. It aims to have cut-through, traction and stickability.
The Executive Director of the Preston Institute, Preston Towers is by day a worker in a profession that is pretty far removed from the world of think tanks and thinkfluencing. At other times, however, here he is, as someone writing about whatever comes into his head about culture, sport and politics.
There has been speculation about what other things Mr. Towers has been – all pointless and groundless. Though bit player in an Ealing Comedy of the 1950s is his favourite speculation.
There are always openings for new recruits to the Preston Institute – unfortunately, as the Institute does not support any particular business enterprise or lobbies for any financial sectors, there is no salary available. Beer or wine, however, could be arranged.