A freelance writer and editor, Tim Hindle was educated at Shrewsbury School, Worcester College, Oxford, and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He was deputy editor of The Banker magazine before joining The Economist, where he worked from 1979 to 1989 and then again from 2000 to 2006. He held various jobs there, ranging from finance editor to editor of the Books and Arts section.
In 1990 he launched a new magazine called EuroBusiness. A few years later he relaunched the Institute of Directors’ magazine, Director. In between he created The Guide, an English-language magazine for visitors to Istanbul that remains one of the most popular introductions to the city.
The post he held the longest at The Economist was that of management editor. As such, he wrote a number of books about management, including The Essential Manager’s Manual, published by Dorling Kindersley, a worldwide bestseller, and the critically acclaimed Guide to Management Ideas and Gurus, published by Profile Books in 2008 and serialised on The Economist’s web site.
His other books include The Sultan of Berkeley Square, the story of Polly Peck, published by Macmillan and Living in Istanbul for the French publisher Flammarion. Tim continues to write about management and about Istanbul from his home in West Berkshire.