In reviewing Paco Underhill's The Call of the Mall, retail bigwig Rose abandons the high street to take a stroll around a virtual mall. The former CEO of Arcadia doesn't find much to entice him, though: 'Mercifully, the development of such monsters in the UK has been greatly restricted'.
Former MT staffer and freelance writer, Rigby casts an envious eye over Britain's 10 most overpaid jobs, marvelling at the megabucks they pay.
But what his chosen vocation lacks in lolly, it makes up for in variety.
He is pictured here on assignment in Cambodia, tucking into his first tarantula.
During research for his feature on psychometric testing, Cook turned down the offer of a full MOT of the mind in case he found he was in the wrong job. Here, he examines the effectiveness of these tests and the people they've helped. But be warned, one consultant says misuse can amount to 'interview rape'.
The news editor of advertising bible Campaign has written for the weekly for more than five years, so is well versed in the industry's facts and figures that make up this month's Survey of Surveys. 'Adland may be down, but it's certainly not out' is her conclusion.
Illustrator Wachenje has caught the members of Britain's retail rat pack in his hyper-realist style for MT's cover. He started out as a spray-can artist, going on to graduate in fine art and graphic design from Camberwell School of Arts. He has contributed to MacUser, Mixmag and Ministry.