Which ten business brainies for 2011 shall I choose?
My business influencers in the last year might include:
Susan Pinker : A well known psychologist and author who writes about social science for the international press. Her advice column, Problem Solving, appears regularly in the business section of the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, and her ideas have been featured in The New York Times, The Times of London, Oprah Magazine, and DerSpiegel, among other publications.
Cathy Ferrier : Fundraising and Supporter Marketing Director at Oxfam and helps to raise money from individuals and business in the UK, in whatever form they’d like to give. Shame that Federer didn’t win and give Oxfam that bonus doantion.
Clare Parsons : Chairman and co-founder of Lansons Communications, an international PR agency that places great emphasis on the company’s ethics, its principles of inclusion and responsibility, and its increasingly important work within the international arena.
Ivanka Trump : daughter of business magnate Donald [nepotism never harmed anyone did it?] is an American businesswoman, socialite, heiress, and fashion model yet still manages to be inspired by travelling and different cultures when designing her amazing accessory collections of jewellery, handbags and shoes.
Karren Brady : Not only was Karren a football manager but she’s also an amazing business woman, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.
J K Rowling : An author who needs no introduction to business; she was advised initially to get a day-job as her manuscript was unlikely to be successful. Who was that publisher?
Debbie Moore : founder of the Pineapple Dance studios and inspiration to a nation of Lycra. She continues to inspire young entrepreneurs and has been a leading role model to many.
Cherie Blair : for putting her name to a Foundation for Women based on her experiences of meeting women around the world and the realisation that, with the right support, women can overcome the challenges they face and play an important part in the economies and societies in which they work and live.
Jacqueline Gold : Bringing sex to the High Street and being one of the UK’s most influential business women means that Knickerbox and Ann Summers are household names. Who hasn’t bought something from one of her shops?
And last but not least the business brain of them all :
Merry Christmas to you all.
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