UK: Contributors.

UK: Contributors. - ANTHONY HILTON

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010


Four years after Greenbury, it's clear that Ltips haven't worked that well, says the Evening Standard's City editor Anthony Hilton in this month's cover story - but the search goes on for something that will link pay to performance. Hilton has worked on the Times, the Observer, the Mail and The Sunday Express, and has authored two books. He used to unwind by jumping out of aeroplanes, but has now ditched parachuting in favour of cruising England's canals.


Former editor of the Financial Times, Sir Geoffrey Owen enjoyed Charles Leadbeater's book Living On Thin Air: The New Economy, which he found considerably better than most attempts to explain 'the third way'. Owen left the Financial Times in 1991, three years before Leadbeater, and is now a senior fellow at the London School of Economics. His book on postwar Britain From Empire to Europe will be published by HarperCollins in November.


This month David Smith looks at business investment in the UK and finds much to smile about - for the time being. Economics editor of the Sunday Times, Smith has been MT's economics columnist since 1990. One of his features for MT had an irate reader threatening to give him a bloody nose. Smith has written several books in his (as yet unsuccessful) quest for the economics bestseller that will keep him and his family in the style to which they would like to become accustomed.


'One of the funniest anecdotes about power couples,' says Simon Mills, who writes about the phenomenon for MT this month, 'is how together Tina Brown and Harold Evans operate a 'social pincer movement' at parties - that says it all really.' Mills himself, a former deputy editor of the Sunday Times Magazine and contributor to Vogue and Wallpaper, is more than happy with his existence outside the sphere of stellar twosomes: 'I'd much rather be part of the couple I am part of: power couples are terrifying.'


In his article about mobile workers, Richard Thomas believes the key question is: 'Whose finger is on the off button - your boss's or yours?' If the answer is the former then this so-called liberation is more akin to a kind of 'electronic slavery'. Thomas is currently society editor of the Observer, before which he worked on the Guardian. He has also been an adviser to Frank Field, Minister for Welfare Reform and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research.


Howard Sooley describes photographing the Goodwood Sculpture Park as 'A lovely day out.' It was, he says, his first visit to a sculpture park and 'it seemed more like a zoo than an art gallery'. Sooley's work has appeared in titles ranging from Vogue to the Guardian as well as in the book Derek Jarman's Garden. But things look set to change - despite his youth Sooley is planning to bid photography farewell - later on this year he aims to retire, buy a big motorbike and disappear like Reginald Perrin.

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