IMOGEN MANN that’s me!
Many years ago, I wrote a thesis on the wet leasing of commercial aircraft. An editor found it and read it. A brief interview followed with him and a publisher – in a city pub of all places. And the next thing I knew, I was walking down Fleet Street every day and writing on a major title aviation magazine.
That thesis was also later key to me being headhunted to a specialist wet leasing airline.
I was quite pleased with the outcomes from having written the thing. You could even say that my early career flowed directly from pitching the initial idea of it to my supervising lecturer.
But there’s more to it than that. The true legacy of that thesis is in the profundity of the lesson it taught: be curious, explore unearthed nuggets, write what interests you to the best of your ability and let the results take care of themselves.