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The Way Business Works

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.

The Way Business Works






Dad: Son, I want you to marry the girl of my choice.

Son: No

Dad: The girl is Bill Gates' daughter.

Son: Then ok.

Dad then goes to Bill Gates.

Dad: I want your daughter to marry my son.

Bill Gates: No

Dad: My son is the CEO of the World Bank.

Bill Gates: Then ok.

Dad goes to the President of the World Bank.

Dad: Appoint my son as the CEO of your bank.

President: No

Dad: He is the son-in-law of Bill Gates.

President: Then ok.

Moral of the Story: This is how business works: speculation on what could be in terms of assets owned and value assessments based on what has not even come to pass.