PLAYBOOK PODCAST | How to deliver world class events and guarantee fireworks with Jim Donald

The latest in a series of practical conversations with leaders inside and outside sport, this episode covers mentality and approach to doing business.

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SportsPro senior contributor Matt Rogan talks to Jim Donald, the hugely experienced production director behind London's New Year's Eve fireworks display and a host of opening ceremonies and tech launches. 

The discuss the creativity, communication and deep collaboration that goes into delivering complex events, when you need to consider everything from the weather to the realities of flying drones over a major capital. Jim explains how he manages stakeholders, prepares for the unexpected, and gives his teams both protection and room to grow. 


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