As I write the sun is shining and jubilee fever is building all over the country – and it's a welcome light relief from the runaway train that is the eurozone or our own double-dip recession. This month's focus, though, isn't on gloom; it is looking towards the future – our young people, what we can do for them and also what we can learn from them.
What seems to shine through is that there is a huge willingness to work among the millennial generation and a huge awareness of the issues in the world but there are serious problems with how we are educating and preparing our young for the world of work.
Natalie Gross, chief executive of marketing and tech agency Amaze, argues that her sector is strong but that there is a lack of skills emerging from the education system and Iqbal Wahhab made our hardened-hack hearts melt when he shared the reason a young man gave as to why he needed a mentor. See what I mean here.
One leader who is proactively helping young people is David Jones, this month's cover star and the chief executive of ad agency Havas. Not only has he set up the inspirational One Young World, but also he genuinely believes that older business leaders must swallow their pride and learn from the millennial generation in order to be successful in the future. Hear his analysis on the new business world order – and how to stay ahead – here.
Finally, if you're haven't quite caught the jubilee bug yet, click here to get you in the mood – we talk to the faces behind the memorabilia and how the Queen's diamond anniversary has given them a boost.
Enjoy the issue and have a fantastic and celebratory bank holiday.
PS: I hope you find the Business Risk guide with this month's issue really useful. We teamed up with Airmic, Chartis, PwC and Willis to create it and are proud of the expertise included. I hope it provides a valuable reference tool for a long time to come. IoD Director General Simon Walker and Dr Roger Barker will be hosting an interactive panel on risk on 28 June at Willis's London HQ. To register your place by email . Hope to see you there.