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

"Work hard, listen carefully, think and get lucky." - Michael Bray, president, DDB Europe

"Be lucky." - Will Collin, partner, Naked

"Have talent, humility, fierce resolve and luck." - Alexander Schmidt-Vogel, chairman and chief executive, MediaCom Worldwide

"Work beyond your comfort zone. Just because you haven't, doesn't mean you can't: you won't be "found out". You're not crap. You do know what you're talking about. Be curious, energetic, enthusiastic. Above all, recognise ours is a small world - have integrity. What goes around, comes around." - Stevie Spring, chief executive, Clear Channel UK

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