Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Times are tough for business leaders, and there's no instruction manual for running a company board. So we asked Parry for his take on how to be a chairman. A veteran himself, chairing several firms, including Media Square and YouGov, he is stepping down from Johnston Press after 12 years.


'How will the recession hit MBA course takeup?' asks Delves Broughton. His report suggests a boost of applicants among anxious executives. He was the Daily Telegraph's foreign correspondent before he took an MBA at Harvard, writing a book, Ahead of the Curve, about the experience.


Asked to investigate the secretive world of tax havens, MT's web editor Taylor was disappointed when his request for a 'fact-finding mission' to the Cayman Islands was turned down. But after grappling with the intricacies of international tax 'avoidance', he began to feel grateful that MT pays him in peanuts.


As someone who is watching the remaining equity in his house dribble away, Rigby casts an envious eye over those who quit their business just in time and asks: was it luck or judgment, or a bit of both? He also finds himself wondering what you do with £100m when thrift is back in fashion.


He graduated in June, but the illustrator of our 'Great Escapes' feature is already working harder than Steve McQueen's motorbike. He's a freelance illustrator, an animator at Bristol's Arthur Cox studios, and a court artist for the BBC, which involves sketching witnesses from memory.

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