Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

LSE director Sir Howard turns Dr Spock, examining The Logic of Life: Uncovering the new economics of everything by Tim Harford. It's a witty book, he says, but falls short of its lofty ambition. In his MT Diary, Davies covers Mr Bean, epiphany risk and Canada's Loony. There's logic in there somewhere.


Wallis, an MD at Bank of America Private Wealth Management, reviews Why Women Mean Business by Alison Maitland and Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. She's full of praise, but says more could be made of high-achieving women like Maggie Thatcher, equally at home cooking up breakfast.


The regular Brainfood contributor also writes a feature on the decline of business-based TV drama. He had an early connection with tellies, having delivered them as a teenager when his family was in electrical retailing. 'The sets were British, in wooden cabinets, and weighed a ton,' he recalls.


Taylor has been editor of our revamped website since September. Before that, he wrote about private equity, a subject that had virtual strangers quizzing him in the pub. He's back on his old beat this month, with a feature that predicts a bumpy ride for the 'masters of the universe'.


Briefed to depict private equity in the style of Hieronymus Bosch, our illustrator was happy to shut down Photoshop and get messy with the old paints. Eastbury has spent 15 years in the feast-or-famine world of freelance. It may not yield the glittering booty of PE, but he gets to draw Ball Boy for the Beano.

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