Arun Rao

  • Internship: The Economist, 2007

I will never forget my schooling at The Economist.

Marjorie’s advice: “Keep it short.”

My editor’s counsel on my failings as a writer: “Entertain first, inform second.”

Buttonwood’s abstemious example in a Canary Wharf boardroom: “Skip the wine and go to the marrow of the story.”

I feel lucky and grateful to have been a Marjorie Deane intern.

[February 2010]