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Sir Philip Green: the definitive profile

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Philip (now Sir Philip) Green has a reputation for bludgeoning people (verbally, you understand) who don’t do what he thinks they should. Journalists who write things he doesn’t like, will receive the full “Green treatment” over the phone – furious, threatening and rude.

He has also proved himself a master at using the press to ridicule the management of other businesses he regards as “useless.” When discussions with Woolworths on a BhS/ Woolworths merger came to nothing, Green insisted on referring to Woolworths’ chairman Gerald Corbett as “Ronnie” and joking: “At least Ronnie Corbett got paid for being a comedian.”

Click here to read a classic, definitive portrait of Sir Philip Green, one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Green certainly has a reputation for bludgeoning people (verbally, you understand) who don’t do what he thinks they should. Journalists who write things he doesn’t like, will receive the full “Green treatment” over the phone – furious, threatening and rude.

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