Mobile magnate Bharti meets bean counter Sorrell

For those of you with stamina, here’s 25 minutes of WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell chatting to Airtel owner Sunil Bharti about life, the universe and everything. Bharti’s businesses, which include agriculture and retail as well as Airtel, tot up to $13.5bn, WPP turns over $15.5bn.

Early edited highlights: Bharti on Sorrell: “I’m looking forward to meeting him, he always has a point of view.” Sorrell on his reputation as a bean counter: “I do like counting beans and the more beans there are the better.”

As Sun Tzu wrote about 2,000 years ago in The Art of War: know your enemy.

The encounter is from new BBC series The Ideas Exchange.

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