He has spent decades at the helm of Britain’s biggest companies and most recently, representing the nation’s trade interests on the global stage. Now Lord Price, the former managing director of Waitrose who is affectionately known in retail as the “Chubby Grocer”, has revealed the secret of boardroom success: mastering chess at a young age. Lord Price, who earlier this month stepped down from his role as minister of state for trade and investment, said that the skills he learned from playing chess at school have proved invaluable in business. “You need to try and understand the game from your opponent’s point of view,” he said. “So much of life is about thinking about the people around you – what are they thinking? What are they going to do?” Lord Price, 56, said that a good chess player does not rush in, but rather, they stop and …

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