SIR MARK WEINBERG
The chairman of St James's Place Capital provides a revealing insight into the workings of his business mind in Brainfood's 'If I had to start again'. Weinberg has had to start over twice during his career. 'I would certainly not wish to start yet again,' he confesses.
As co-founder of Links of London, Ducas knows about gadgets. In this month's Techno Life, she confesses to a love of texting, a close relationship with her Palm Pilot and the desire to acquire an i-Pod. Ducas was a runner-up in the 1995 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year awards.
Nobody knows more about metal than Jones, steel editor of Metal Bulletin and author of our feature on Lakshmi Mittal. He worked for a steel trading company before turning to journalism - mostly to have more fun. As a golf-lover, Jones regrets that there are no steel mills in Scotland or Hawaii.
Our columnist launched Intelligence Agency to help businesses think harder, 'but it's really an excuse to wear dark glasses and talk in code with a best friend'. Dissecting meltdowns for 'The Four Steps to Corporate Extinction', he was sobered by 'the potential for firms to go from hero to zero so quickly'.
Tasked with illustrating 'Impotence Wars', German-born Niemann chortled: 'There's always a childish, giggly aspect to this subject.' He studied at the Stuttgart Academy of Fine Arts before moving to New York in 1997 to work as an illustrator, animator and graphic designer.