How To Get Ahead: My Guru

Mike Convey, sales director of Reed Business Information’s job search service Totaljobs.com, nominates Ian Burrows, publisher of RBI’s Retail Information arm.

Mike Convey, sales director of Reed Business Information’s job

search service Totaljobs.com, nominates Ian Burrows, publisher of RBI’s

Retail Information arm.



’Ian was my first group ad manager. I started working with him in 1993

when I was a display sales executive and carried on until 1996. He’s the

most clear-thinking boss I’ve ever had. He lets you spread your wings

but, at the same time, gives you 100 per cent support.



He pushed me on, encouraging me to do an MBA. He’s also an excellent

businessman and has done wonders for RBI’s construction, aerospace and

retail divisions.



Ian is also brilliant at mixing business with pleasure. He can survive

on coffee and fags and when he needs nutrition, he has a beer.’



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