The Unauthorized Guide To Doing Business the Philip Green Way: 10 Secrets of the Billionaire Retail Magnate

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Philip Green, Retail's Most Colourful Figure, is Widely Regarded as the Finest Retailer of his Generation and One of the Best Business Brains in the UK. He Made his First Million at 33, and now Owns the Arcadia Group, Running About an Eighth of the UK Clothing Retail Market. So how Did a Man who Just Fell into the Industry by Accident go on and Build this Business Empire?

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The Unauthorized Guide To Doing Business the Philip Green Way: 10 Secrets of the Billionaire Retail Magnate

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Overview

Philip Green, Retail's Most Colourful Figure, is Widely Regarded as the Finest Retailer of his Generation and One of the Best Business Brains in the UK. He Made his First Million at 33, and now Owns the Arcadia Group, Running About an Eighth of the UK Clothing Retail Market. So how Did a Man who Just Fell into the Industry by Accident go on and Build this Business Empire?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907312366
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/17/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

The Life and Times of Philip Green 1

1 Do it Your Way 19

Set your sights on your goal and go for it. Go with gut instinct; never take 'no' for an answer; keep a eye on the deals and the details.

2 Make the Business Run as Efficiently as Possible 31

It's not the same as cost-cutting - even in the good times, you have to remain resourceful.

3 Keep the Customer Satisfied 45

Find out what your customer wants and give it to them, and more. It's the experience that counts.

4 Whatever You Do, Don't Break the Supply Chain 57

The retailer, customer and supplier are all in it together. Without the supplier there's nothing to sell.

5 People Matter - You Can't Run an Empire Without Them 65

Hang the CV - find out what they really can do.

6 Spot the Money-Making Opportunity 77

Borrow when you can, repay quickly and make a profit.

7 When the Going Gets Tough - Work Harder! 89

The more efficient you are during the tough times, the better you're equipped to survive - but you have to work harder to stay still.

8 Aim High and Keep Trying 103

Don't let a setback stop you. There will always be another opportunity that will suit the business.

9 Stay Private, but Enjoy the Publicity 113

Staying private rather than going public has advantages, but the limelight is still a wonderful thing for business.

10 Give Something Back 123

Support charity and good causes. It pays dividends for the business.

How to Run a Business The Philip Green Way 131

The Last Word 137

Notes 141

Reading List 147

Index 153

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