Martin Sorrell has finally stepped down from WPP. As this 2003 profile reveals, he successfully transitioned from bean counter to entrepreneur to corporate mega-manager, becoming the FTSE 100's longest-serving - and usually best remunerated - CEO.
You'd expect the enduring head of WPP, the world's biggest communication services agency, to influence his peers. But he has far more clout than that - he's listened to as an oracle at Davos. So where are we headed, Sir Martin? When will the gloom lift?