Sir Toppham Hatt, a rail magnate popularly known as ‘The Fat Controller’, took ownership of troubled railway company ONE Great Eastern, promising to replicate his successful operations on the island of Sodor. ‘I’ve looked at the business model for ONE,’ he commented, ‘and what’s jumped out at me is that their engines have a lack of personality. At the minute they haven’t even got names, never mind reassuringly smiley faces’.
Posted: Aug 15th, 2009
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