ANTHONY GIDDENS - Lord Giddens casts a responsible eye over The Necessary Revolution, finding it innovative, radical and excellent - much like the work covered in the book. Giddens is professor emeritus at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics.

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

CHRIS BLACKHURST - As a father of five, the Evening Standard's City editor feels we neglect sporting opportunities for the young at our peril. So he was keen to hear from Lord Coe, the 2012 Olympics chairman, what impact the Games will have. But Blackhurst wishes we hadn't been told they'd cost so little in the first place.

LUCY TRUMAN - Despite working for herself, our business travel illustrator likes company too much to consider life holed up in hotels. 'I'd be the girl on the phone crying,' she says. Her work graces chick-lit book covers for Penguin and Random House, and the pages of Marie Claire, Glamour and the Sunday Times.

ALEXANDER GARRETT - The author of our feature on traveller networks spends just seconds commuting to his home office in Wiltshire, where he pens MT's regular Crash Course. On his occasional excursions, Garrett starts to miss Radio 4, preparing food and the sound of children's voices.


The former foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph ditched his job to pursue an MBA. We publish an excerpt from his book, What They Teach You at Harvard Business School. Entertaining nuggets include why half the cars in the student car park are BMWs.

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