At the helm of Macmillan

At the helm of Macmillan

"I love going to work," Macmillan c.e.o. John Sargent declares on a bright, cold New York morning, and it is palpably clear that he does. Having weathered many storms—Amazon and agency pricing most famously, and the latest, Michael Wolff’s Trump book Fire and Fury—Sargent, at 60, plans to continue to "do my thing".

In his triangular prow of an office on the 19th floor of the 22-storey Flatiron Building, a Manhattan landmark since it first scraped the sky in 1902, he can venture out on to a small balcony and survey the city, taking in a marvellous sweep from Madison Square, Fifth Avenue and...

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