Following the launch of his new lifestyle boutique, the founder of Shanghai Tang told CNBC that he has been described by people who work for him as a "tyrant."
60-year old David Tang, who is best known for the international clothing chain Shanghai Tang, and the China Clubs restaurant and club chain, acknowledged that he could be a difficult man to work for.
"Apparently it's appalling [my management style]. I shout at people… I am told that I'm a tyrant but I still get things done so that is fine," he told CNBC's "Managing Asia."
Tang told CNBC he bans the use of adjectives in his company meetings and likes to drill straight down to the facts.
"I'm tough in terms of management accuracy because we all rely on management reports. And unless they are accurate and they are full of information, one cannot extrapolate what to do next, and it is important, very important I get a report everyday on every single sale every single shop that I have," he said.