Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010


The Guardian's associate City editor and former editor of Sunday Business introduces MT's Britain's Most Admired Companies poll, outing those corporates that have failed to live up to their reputations. Away from work, Pratley struggles up Pyrenean mountains on his bicycle and plays poker.


In reviewing Adrian Furnham's book The Incompetent Manager, the co-founder of the Ingram Partnership finds a useful discussion of a neglected subject.

Fisher came 40th in MT's latest list of Britain's 50 Most Powerful Women for her work as head of COI Communications and for 10 Downing Street.


Casting his eye over Britain's art market for MT, Thorncroft charts the commercial success of Damien Hirst and his Brit Art brethren. A freelance writer and arts sponsorship consultant, he retired from the FT last year after 41 years in roles from arts editor to management editor.


Our frequent flyer this month is Weber Shandwick's CEO, who gives us his lowdown on the Big Apple. Byrne worked for the Labour Party and the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum before joining Shandwick in 1995. His advice when in NY? Brave the cabs and be sure to visit the Oyster Bar.


The South Africa-based illustrator's unique visual interpretation of MT's top 10 CEOs adorns our Britain's Most Admired Companies survey. Born in Inverness, Hart moved to Rhodesia as a child and then South Africa before travelling the world. He is creative director of agency Disturbance Design, Durban.

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