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Mike Baker

Mike Baker

Job

Chief executive

Company

Outdoor Media Centre

Work Telephone

(020) 7973 0315

Address

Summit House, 27 Sale Place, London, , W2 1YR

Work e-mail

mbaker@outdoormediacentre.org.uk

Date of birth

11 December 1954

The best thing about my job is...

The extraordinary diversity. Poking around the latest taxi vinyls one day, having my arse kicked by David Cameron for too much sexualisation in outdoor the next.

The key thing I've learnt recently is...

Everyone has potential, and everyone has talent.

The best advice I've ever had is...

Try to look on the bright side of life. I've never been a pessimist. A cynic sometimes but never a pessimist.

If I was 21 again, I would...

Plunge in and explore the incredible convergence of old and new media. It's a constantly changing mix.

The thing that really inspires me is...

People really putting their money behind their beliefs. It's not a principle until it costs you money.

The last time I was embarrassed was...

I'm still blocking out the memory. It was just too awful.

The last time I was excited was...

Winning money from Antonio Alonso at CBS over Formula One results.

I'd describe my personal style as...

I was once referred to as the marketing dictator. But I am way softer than that now. Inclusive, even.

I really love...

Exotic travel, perfectly timed photography, a really good gin and tonic, the African band Tinariwen, 20th century fiction, a perfectly prepared red slope piste, a great game of chess.

I really wish I had...

A talent for singing, or for playing any musical instrument.

I really wish I hadn't...

Rien de rien. Life is too short.

The worst thing about me is...

A poor memory for names and faces. I've reintroduced myself to far too many people.

You might not know this but I'm...

A brown belt at aikido – studied with Steven Seagal before he went to Hollywood.


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