Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Bupa's boss reviews Tough Choices by Carly Fiorina, late of Hewlett-Packard.

Gooding calls the first autobiog to be written by a female CEO from a major firm an intriguing read - and a timely one, given the spy saga now shaking the technology giant. She finds plenty in the book to inspire young hopefuls.


Loney's look at the UK's planning system whisked him back to his old stomping ground: news editor of Regeneration & Renewal. 'Planning is like every other area of public policy,' he says. 'Everyone wants to improve it but nobody agrees on how.' He now feature-edits another MT stablemate, World Business.


UCL's professor of psychology examines Daniel Goleman's Social Intelligence and says it could brighten up dinner conversation and work presentations.

Furnham calls himself a 'well-adjusted workaholic'. He has written 50 books, as well as regular columns for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times.


The former Anglican priest is now neither a full-faith believer nor drawn to atheism, but he is pretty sure that religious insights bring much to the modern world, including business - hence his Worth Abbey article. His new book, Science, Religion and the Meaning of Life, offers further enlightenment.


Illustrating our planning feature, Higgins became lord of his own little town, full of his very own serfs. Of his collage work he says: 'It's almost like playing with Fuzzy-Felt.' If only the planning process was such fun.

His work has also appeared in the New York Times and in posters and leaflets for the Globe theatre.

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