‘Living up to his reputation, he brooks no nonsense, adds no frills. A murmured thank you to the chair, then: “Let us never forget that we are all of us in business for one thing only. To make a profit.” The hush breaks, the apprehension goes. Audibly, feet slide forward and chairs ease back. Orthodoxy has been established. The incantation has been spoken. No one is going to be forced to query the framework of his world, to face the terrible question, why?’
Graham Cleverly, Managers and Magic (1971), Longman, pp. 25–6.
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