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Sir Martin Sorrell: ‘What temper? I’m a cuddly teddy bear’

15 mins | Dec 26, 2020

Lunch with the FT: The WPP co-founder on his acrimonious exit from the company he built. When Alex Barker released an interview with Sir Martin Sorrell in November, about his troublesome exit from WPP — "a maker of wire shopping baskets that he took on a 33-year odyssey to become the world’s biggest advertising and marketing services group" — in 2018, Sir Martin ferociously attacked the journalist by calling him "a germ carrier, a liar and a disgrace to the Financial Times." All the more reason for Barker to be surprised when he received an invitation to lunch a few days later from Sir Martin himself. Intrigued, Barker accepted — here's how the fascinating lunch interview went down.

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From Financial Times