Philip Green Quotes
I hope and believe all the people that worked very closely with me at BHS for all those years, and some for the whole journey, will know it was never my intention for the business to have the ending it did.
On what possible basis would I want to stop someone from buying BHS if I had tried to save it?
You're going to find England, unfortunately, is a place where you get a lot of jealous, envious, you know, negative people. That's how it is.
I don't think there's anyone who can be unaware of the relevance of Kate Moss, the effect that she's had on the fashion industry.
When I am driving my car down the street, I try not to go down the potholes.
When I've had a talk with someone, I like them to leave unconfused. No need for contention.
Arcadia was a typical venture capital deal, but I'm the adventurer and the capitalist.
Good, bad or indifferent, if you are not investing in new technology, you are going to be left behind.
I could spend my life having meetings, a meeting to have another meeting, a hundred meetings to have another thousand meetings. It's not what I'm about. I don't want to have to get in a queue; that's not how I like to live.
It is about attention to detail and then the minutest detail on top of that. I am an owner, and yet I'll argue about the sign on the wall.
It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
If you go 90 yards in a hundred-yard race, you come last. Usain Bolt slows down for the last half a yard, but for 99 yards, he is that far ahead that he can. In our business, you can't be far enough ahead. It is such a competitive marketplace.
I used to leave my house at 6:30 in the morning, and I would visit 10 shops every Saturday, starting at the furthest shop I'd decided to go to that day, ending up in Oxford Street 12 hours later.
I think I've got a good feel. A feel for... being able to walk with different people. Or for being able to look at people and think, 'Yeah, I might know what they want to wear.'
Stand in my lobby at 5:30 P.M., and there is no one who gets out of the lift who is not on a gadget. No one is talking to each other. I get in the lift and say, 'Hello,' and everyone's head is down tapping on a screen.
People are always going to go shopping. A lot of our effort is just: 'How do we make the retail experience a great one?'
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