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Ian Read: the revenge of the nerds?

Who could blame if, in a moment of private career reflection, he dreamt of the moment of returning, all-conquering, to the land of his birth.

Routinely described in unflattering terms as a “short, bald and bespectacled” career auditor, whose only noted talent is cutting costs and axing jobs, it could be the ultimate Revenge of the Nerd fantasy for the Scots-born Pfizer boss.

Read arrived for a charm offensive by private jet last week and [...]

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