PR Week (subscription required) published the PowerBook this week, featuring 500 of the most prominent people in PR, it had a selection of questions that painted an interesting portrait of the people listed. BlackBerry’s at the ready, with leisure time facilitated by iPods and TiVo-equipped home entertainment systems, they are used to dining in London’s best restaurants – there wasn’t too many surprises amongst the preferences of the 500.
Name: Ged Carroll
Job: Lead consultant (EMEA), Digital Strategies Group
Address: Waggener Edstrom Worldwide 10 Southampton Street London WC2E 7HA
Telephone: 44 20 7632 3800
Place of birth: Liverpool
Best career move: Getting made redundant from my blue-collar job in the oil industry, which set me on my current career path.
Which company / brand do you most admire? Rolex
Which business / organisation leader do you most admire? Larry Weber (W2 Group)
Boss who most inspired you: Kirsty Leighton
Most essential read: Wired magazine
Most essential viewing / listening: Wall Street Journal Tech News Briefing podcast
Favourite web link: pbs.org/cringely
Favourite gadget: Apple MacBook Pro
Most respected journalist: Robert X. Cringely (aka Mark Stephens)
Most respected politician: A toss up between former president Mary Robinson, Moshe Dayan and Michael Collins (and yes I do know the last two are dead).
What is your favourite place for lunch? Wagamama
Name one thing about yourself that may surprise others: I used to be a shift leader in an oil refinery
Guilty pleasure: too many to mention including vinyl records, vintage adidas and mechanical watches
Your ideal epitaph: to not have an epitaph.