Krach’s Mission to Mentor

What news from the Cheesegrater skyscraper in the City, where it’s been raining huge steel bolts in recent months (well, OK, three steel bolts)?

British Land chief executive Chris Grigg is naturally keener to talk about a recent pick-up in the building’s letting performance than its snags, but it looks as if replacing potentially faulty bolts is going to be a long job.

“It’s early days to be sure, but it will be a matter of months rather than days,” he says.

“But if I said any more than that, it would just be a guess. It’s an orderly process, we have a plan and we will minimise disruption to tenants.”

Krach’s mission to mentor — even at lunch

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Keith Krach paid a flying visit to London this week on his way home from Davos.

He currently heads up DocuSign, a digital-signature business tipped for an imminent, $1.6 billion (£1.05 billion) stock-market listing.

Krach is a strong believer in the value of mentorship, having been mentored himself by Cisco boss John Chambers while working on his business-procurement company, Ariba, in the nineties.

“He said: ‘Keith, you can ask me anything. All I ask is you do this for someone else one day’,” Krach recalled.

Spy can’t help wondering if that someone is Krach’s chief of staff, Michael Arrieta.