Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

The rise of the metal-bashers in this year's Top 100 Entrepreneurs is particularly satisfying for Beresford. It was nearly 29 years ago that he first started in journalism, working for MT's then sister publication Engineering Today. He was writing about - yes, you've guessed it - metal-bashers.


Kirwan-Taylor is normally sanguine about ageing, but, researching our feature on career change, she discovered that middle age is for many the happiest time of all. She was suitably delighted. MT's only US regular, she also writes about psychology for the Wall Street Journal.


The author of The Origin of Wealth reviews Terence Kealey's Sex, Science and Profits. He was hardly enriched, finding a lack of sex, outdated science and little entertainment. Beinhocker is a senior fellow at McKinsey whose writing on business and economics has appeared in Fortune and Newsweek.


After two and a half years in the MT art department, our picture editor is swapping her loupe (specialist eye-piece) for a backpack to tour NZ, Oz and Latin America. She is desperately sad to leave, of course. As for arriving in NZ in the middle of summer, she has kindly kept her feelings to herself.


When Csernohlavek went to snap our Top 100 cover star Peter Cullum and saw the statuettes for the entrepreneur's achievements, he was stunned. Still, from golden investments to Goldenballs - after completing our brief, he was off to photograph David Beckham for the BBC.

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