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Michael Potter

Michael Potter

Job

Executive chairman

Company

Seven Publishing Group

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7775 7774.

Address

20 Upper Ground, London, SE1

Born

17th October 1949

Album

Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles.

Book

Silk by Alessandro Baricco.

Breakfast radio show

Today.

Career history

Haymarket, publisher of Campaign; Founded Redwood Publishing, chief executive then chairman; then joined SevenPublishing as chairman.

Daily newspaper

Financial Times.

Everyone's saying

A true innovator in the world of publishing, at 66, Potter is still very much involved in the company he founded in 2003.

Family

Married, three children.

Favourite ad

'You can see why Germans were rocket scientists', for Porsche.

Favourite technology

Faber Castell TK Matic pencil (if that counts).

Greatest achievement

Bungee jump - New Zealand 2006.

Magazine (pleasure)

Car.

Magazine (professional)

Campaign.

Most humbling experience

My one-week tenure as customer magazine publisher for Heinz.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Rupert Murdoch, closely followed by Charles Dunstone.

Sunday newspaper

The Observer.

TV programme

Spooks and House have been best in the past year.

Website

Google.

What car do you own

Ferrari 456, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Porsche 997, 1973 Porsche Carrera RS and others.

What principle defines your working life

I'm sure we could do better.


Additional Information

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