Books that influenced me

Chris Harris
Cheil UK

Chris Harris is president and COO of Cheil UK, one of the world's leading advertising agencies. He took over as CEO of Leagas Delaney in 2009 before moving to Cheil UK and has worked with clients including Audi, British Airways, Levi's, LG, NatWest, Tag Heuer and Diageo.

1. The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway, published by Arrow New Ed edition, 1994

Reading Hemingway was dangerous for me as I get very involved in the books I read. Consequently, my perusal of Hemingway gave me an irresponsible attitude to alcohol. I've read this book three times, and I love the purity of Santiago's struggle to do the thing that defines him. It reminded me of the richness in life to be gained by going with your instincts. It's a trait that business drives out of you, and we need reminding of its validity.