Sir Howard Davies

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Taking a break from the triple pressures of running the London School of Economics, chairing next year's Man Booker prize judges and penning MT's diary page, Davies reviews Will Hutton's The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century. He finds much of use in this prescient book.

- Blake Lee-Harwood

Having started out in aerial crop-spraying, Lee-Harwood switched to safer work at Friends of the Earth and the RSPB. He is now campaign director for Greenpeace UK. Here, he reviews The New Capitalists, a book on how investors influence CSR strategy; he's unconvinced.

- Andrew Davidson

MT's regular profile writer was granted a rare invitation to meet Rich List compiler Philip Beresford, who creates our annual Top 100 entrepreneurs list. 'Philip is on first-name terms with most of the newspaper profile writers,' says Davidson. 'It's how he gets so much information on the wealthy.'

- Andrew Saunders

When Davidson was put out of action with a slipped disc recently, MT's other stalwart Andrew - features ed Saunders - stepped into the breach to interview the CEO of Balfour Beatty, Ian Tyler. Here, he gladly shoulders another of life's little burdens, two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Katy.

- Lesley Anne Churchill

Six years ago, our 'Top 100' photographer was part of a BA cabin crew, but ditched the job for a more creative life. She felt a kinship with her subjects: 'Freelancers never know where the pennies will come from either.' Recent clients include Grazia and Norwich Union.

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