Advice from the top: Industry figures offer their tips on how to follow in their footsteps

"Intense interest in journalism and publishing, gossip, parties and laughter are a good thing. A sense of mischief is a bonus. Avoid hubris and insanity if possible." - Nicholas Coleridge, managing director, Conde Nast

"Love what you do. Be interested in people. solve problems. Exhibit endless curiosity. Put integrity before ambition. Don't discount your talent." - Colin Gottlieb, chief executive, OMD Media Group, Europe

"To paraphrase Montgomery Burns: I'll keep it short and sweet. Loyalty, honesty and integrity, these are the demons you must slay to succeed." - Alex Kuropatwa, joint managing director, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners

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