Driven, ambitious and with a forensic attention to detail. A master networker with a contacts book that is among the best in the world. A thirty year record of building a massive corporate empire from almost nothing, creating vast wealth and huge number of jobs in the process.
If any corporate baron in Britain, or indeed the world, was entitled to feel secure in his lavishly rewarded work, it was surely Sir Marin Sorell, the boss of the advertising and marketing conglomerate WPP.
And yet, in an instant he is gone. One of the most stellar careers in British business has been ended in a mater of days over what, on the surface, appear to be some very trivial allegations.
In part, that is a personal…