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5.0 out of 5 stars Britains real Power is Business Not the Politics of Whitehall, 13 Aug 2010
This review is from: Top Man: How Philip Green Built His High Street Empire (Paperback)
An intresting read but then Green is an intresting character an intresting flawed a character but non the less a major flair player in British power games.

This bio starts as you'd expect with Green's early life. Despite his barrow boy persona readers who know little about his formative years will be surprised to learn of his upper middle class background and his Mother being a catalyst in his first Business venture. The bio ends during the time he launched his audacious bid for control of M&S. There are not too many pages and with a colourful, maverick character as a subject it is a page turner which is accessible to a reader who has no experience of Business. The style is lean and to the point and the writer is fair to his subject although Green is ultimately a somewhat elusive figure in comparison to a more public figure such as Alan Sugar. Despite his sharp piercing wit he gives little a way the writer manages to build up a clear picture of Green and the world he inhibits, in addition laying bare the facts that this country's political system is wrongly in awe of Green and his Business elite.
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Initial post: 23 Nov 2013 17:53:41 GMT
ChrisH says:
I find it hard to accept a serious review from someone who is barely literate. Pity because it may well be a good review, but I got so angry at the terrible English that I couldn't read it all the way through.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 23:16:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2013 23:22:21 GMT
One view says:
That's like saying I don't like to listen to a guitarist because he cant read music.
Maybe your dismissive nature betrays a closed mindset, anyway I'm not perfect and try and use spell check as much as possible even though it is not perfect , especially on chrome and firefox.
Are you then saying that if someone is barely literate their thoughts have no meaning or value ?
I'll check out some of your reviews and see if there is any substance beneath the supreme technical proficiency you no doubt posses in the written form of the English Language.
Literature is now a world wide democracy whether you like it or not.
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