The 100 City people you need to follow on Twitter this year, day five: Thought leaders

 
Emma Haslett
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These tweeters will provide inspiration when things begin to look bleak (Source: Getty)

On the final day of our list, we've gone abstract: having gone through entrepreneurs, analysts, chief executives and economists, our final day provides some food for thought for those looking for a bit of inspiration in their Twitter streams.

Whether they're well-known faces or small-time entrepreneurs; whether they've come up with a new way to lead, done a great TED talk, discovered the psychopathic personality makes the ideal leader or just want to help you become a better speaker, here - in no particular order - are our 20 most inspiring City(ish) tweeters.

1.Belinda Parmar@belindaparmarChief executive, LadygeekCEO of @ladygeek, OBE, Author of The Empathy Era & Little Miss Geek, Professor, Campaigner, World Economic Forum #YGL, UK Gov Advisory Board for STEM
2.Geoff Mulgan@geoffmulganChief executive, NestaChief Exec of Nesta, writer, social entrepreneur, policy geek & infinitely curious about how the world works
3.Richard Lambert@richardlambert5Former director-general, CBIConsulting on proposals for a new independent body to raise standards of behaviour and competence in banking. #bankingstandards
4.Lord Browne@LordJohnBrowneFormer chief executive, BPThe official Twitter account of Lord (John) Browne of Madingley. Momento historiae - don't lose the plot.
5.Simon Sinek@simonsinekAuthor, Leaders Eat LastTo run & jump & laugh & cry & love & hope & imagine...to experience as much as I can all for one purpose: to inspire.
6.Jamie Oliver@jamieoliverEntrepreneurOfficial Jamie Oliver.
7.Rory Sutherland@rorysutherlandVice-chairman, Ogilvy & Mather
Fat bloke at Ogilvy, IPA; The Spectator's Wiki Man.
8.Lisa Harouni@LisaHarouniCo-founder, digital formingCo-Founder and CEO of Digital Forming, a software house that aims to democratising design for 3D printing technologies. Click to print...
9.Chris Anderson@TEDChrisFounder, TEDHead of TED. Dreamer. Most days an optimist. TED = free talks on the web in Technology, Entertainment, Design & ideas worth spreading.
10.Natalie Campbell@NatDCampbellFounder, A Very Good Company#Creator-Doer Founder @avgoodcompany and @HowSheMovesUK Author #7SimpleSteps Chair @NCYVS Trustee/Board @UnLtd and @WayraUnLtd Fellow @cloresocial @wcmt_uk
11.Tim Berners-Lee@timberners_leeInventor, World Wide WebDirector of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) w3.org, the place to agree on web standards. Founded webfoundation.org - let the web serve humanity
12.Trevor Bayliss@ClockworkTrevInventor, Clockwork radio
Clockwork radio inventor. President of Trevor Baylis Brands, inventor service. Ask me about inventions, patents, copyright. Visit http://trevorbaylisbrands.com ;
13.Paul Kemp-Robertson@ContagiousPaulCo-founder, Contagious CommunicationsCo-founder of Contagious Communications; father of three; Boro fan; dweller of St Albans. Loves ripe bananas. Doesn't get enough sleep.
14.Joanna Shields@joannashieldsChair, Tech City UKBaroness Joanna Shields is Prime Minister @David_Cameron's Digital Advisor. Also Chair @TechCityUK and Non-Executive Director @LSEGplc.
15.Kate Robertson@kateatoywGlobal president, Havas WorldwideCo-Founder One Young World, Global President Havas Worldwide, mum. Passionate about the power of youth, the role of business in doing good & watching sport!
16.Dr Tomas Chamoro-Premuzic@drtcpProfessor of business psychology, University College LondonBusiness Psychologist / UCL Professor / VP @HoganAssessment / Conf!dence author / @HarvardBiz @Forbes & @guardian blogger / #leadership #personality #innovation
17.Paul Forkan@paul7forkanCo-founder, GandysCo- Founder of Gandys - Orphans for Orphans.
18.Professor Kevin Dutton@profkevinduttonAuthor, The Good Psychopath's Guide to SuccessResearch psychologist at the University of Oxford. Author of the Good Psychopath's Guide to Success, Wisdom of Psychopaths and Flipnosis. Follow #goodpsychopath
19.Peter Botting@PeterBottingStorytelling and speaker coachSpeakerCoach. Chief of Staff to a Jack Russel. MessageCraftⓇ - the art and science of Getting What You Want with Words for candidates, careers and corporates.
20.Tim Campbell@tc_mbeFounder, The Bright Ideas TrustKnowledge is power. With connections that power is limitless... @weareams @bright_ideas @nrggym

See the rest of this week's list below - or follow the full 100 as a Twitter list.

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