Helen Mirren: No Essex Girl

While female actors of a certain age bemoan the absence of suitable roles, the versatile septuagenarian Dame Helen goes from strength to strength. A...

Khoa Phan: Six Life-Changing Seconds

Vine has propelled Khoa Phan to fame and fortune. The young Californian explains: “I started making “vines” to bring my imagination into reality for...

Mo Ibrahim: Cleaning Up a Continent

Engineer, academic, expert, innovator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist: Mohammed Ibrahim is a rich and successful man who now applies his vast resources to fight corruption...

Martin Scorsese: A Life Saved by Rock & Roll

If Martin Charles Scorsese hadn’t made the momentous decision to become a film-maker, he would have joined the priesthood. A celibate life of serenity...

Jan Koum: He Won’t Stop

“We want to know as little about our users as possible,” Jan Koum claims. Mr Koum is cofounder of instant messaging app WhatsApp. It...

Of Two Minds in the Public Eye: Charlotte Church

At age of eleven, Welsh schoolgirl Charlotte Church’s fabulous voice and classical song repertoire catapulted her onto the global stage and into the headlines....

Adora Svitak: Precociously Opinionated

“Since the age of four, I’ve been exploring what I can do with the written word: everything from championing literacy to raising awareness about...

Larry Page: Anything Imagined Is Doable

Since 2001, when the company’s name first became a verb and byword, the world googles its way to whatever query needs an immediate answer....

Mark Bao: Game Theory as a Business Model

Mark Bao is a young man who likes to takes on big challenges and understand human behaviour in order to solve complex problems. While still...

Adele: Authentic, Original, and Hugely Successful

Saturday evening UK primetime television is dominated by competitions designed to find new singing sensations. The programmes follow the journey of wannabe stars as...