Saying Crawford was the crappiest board member would be an understatement. The only person he feared was Parul, but after Parul fell sick, Crawford had taken sides. He didn’t like Brendon because Brendon was too smart, whereas Eric was relatively easier to control.Crawford considered Adam to be too irresponsible to even spare a second for him. So, Crawford rarely ever spoke to Adam before.Adam went to his office.Crawford was an abnormally tall guy with great-looking hair despite his age. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that he looked a few years younger just because of his hairstyle.“Mr. Crawford,” Adam humbly greeted Jonas Crawford. “It’s a pleasant surprise to see you here. To what do we owe this pleasure? Is your family doing great?” He purposely tried to speak a bit too much to make himself look friendly.“What’s there to talk about my family? I just got my 13th divorce,” Jonas sighed. Even though he shook hands with Adam, he didn’t get up from the seat, which showed Ada
Adam received a phone call as he was heading to his office. His driver, Harry, hesitantly spoke, “Sir, is it true that you’re installing 5G in the Conreid schools?”“Why are you asking?” Adam asked back, putting the call on hold.“Nothing. I searched about it online and found out that wireless technology can cause cancerous tumors, autism, alzheimer’s, infertility, DNA damage and more. And I heard that it’s not even safety-tested, so why are they being installed in many schools across the city?”“Well, I wish I knew the answer. I feel like they’re rushing things, too,” Adam was also feeling the pressure of upgrading everything to 5G. “They are talking about the Internet of Things and are giving many reasons why everyone should go for 5G.”“What’s this Internet of Things?”“Every item around us gets a MAC address using which we can manipulate those objects from a distance.”Harry blinked a few times. “Every item around us gets an address, so we can get them, too, right? What if humans
Eric told Leher he wanted to meet his dad. Leher asked Parul, and then a meeting was arranged. The meeting spot was a church. While the pastor expounded on the verse, ‘No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him,’ Eric found Parul and sat next to him. Parul looked much weaker than the last time he saw him. “How are you feeling, Dad?” “To be honest, I didn’t think I’d see you again,” Parul replied with a rigid face. “What wind blew for you to beg Leher that you wanted to see me?” “I want 100 million,” Eric didn’t beat around the bush. “If it’s to buy a bigger jet than your sister, then give up.” Eric frowned. “Why?” “Being her elder brother, you should set her a good example,” Parul said. “I will, but not this time, Dad,” Eric reasoned. “Just this once, help me teach her a lesson.” Parul slowly turned his head and looked at Eric. “Like how you taught Debora a lesson?” Eric’s expression froze. His throat got stuck. He couldn’t speak anymore.
Ricky came from a decently rich family. His father had a net worth of over 1 million dollars, most of which was earned through his painting business.He wanted Ricky to take over his shop, but Ricky wanted to work in the Conreid company. His father didn’t like it at first, but after Ricky’s salary improved, he didn’t have any complaints.As of date, Ricky earned over 130,000 dollars per year, not including the shares and other benefits. Though Ricky wasn’t that handsome, he had a friendly personality and so had a big friend circle.Because it was Ricky’s 30th birthday, his father arranged for a grand penthouse party, spending almost 60,000 dollars for it. The cake itself was worth over 5000 dollars. Naturally, most of the guests that attended kept talking about how grand the cake was.Ricky didn’t have any girlfriend. A lot of women showered him with precious gifts and glued themselves to him at every available opportunity.Ricky, however, was focused on those women that didn’t show m
Leher recovered Mitchelle’s body and gave her a proper burial without letting anyone else know about it.And then he called Parul and said, “It’s taken care of, sir.”“You said she has parents and a sibling, right?” Parul said in a weak voice. “Leave some money at their doorsteps, with Mitchelle’s name on it.”“Sure.“Leher then left a million dollars at the house where Mitchelle’s parents lived, and half-a-million where her younger brother lived.It was still pretty dark outside, and a couple of street dogs smelled the blood on Leher and growled at him.He tossed his bloody gloves, and the two dogs took the gloves and ran away into the distance. He drove to the Conreid mansion and checked how his son Jefferey and his family were doing. After seeing them sleeping fine, his mood was uplifted. He then left the mansion and went back to where Parul was staying.In Adam’s room.Adam was looking at the eleventh page of the 23-page book ‘How to be a CEO,’ that had the words: A healthy heart
In the evening, Debora left the office and went home like nothing ever happened. Eric was in his room, studying about the sales report. “I don’t think Evelyn is behind it, sir,” Lily opined. “She’s not that type of a woman.” “Mm…” Eric faintly smiled. “I know it’s not her who did it because I also know who’s behind this.” Eric had already observed every moment Debora made the past couple of days using the surveillance cameras, and he figured out the person who made her do it. It was one of the directors of the company. “Who was it?” Lily curiously asked. “It’s better that you don’t know, dear,” Eric made a gesture with his finger. Lily came over, and he put his hand under her shirt and pinched her skin on the abdomen, making her moan and hiss a little. “You can’t even bear this little pain. What makes you think you can bear the truth, huh?” Lily pouted a little. “Just say that you don’t trust me, sir.” “Haha, you used to serve my brother until recently, after all. Anyway, go ho
One of the female employees working for the Conreid Lore went to a news channel and gave an interview, talking about how bad Adam’s new rule was. As if that wasn’t enough, she even talked about how Adam misbehaved with her on multiple occasions. This caused quite a commotion at the Conreid Headquarters, with almost every TV screen playing that news channel.Adam and Evelyn were watching it together in his office.“This woman…” Evelyn fumed at her.“Do you know her?” Adam asked.“She’s Debora. She holds a grudge on you because you…” she paused for a second and said, “didn’t take her out on a date even though you took her best friend Dandara. I think she’s also the reason why Dandara quit working here because she caused her quite some discomfort.”Adam obviously had no idea who Dandara was. “So, she’s using this opportunity to spill vitriol on me? Still, I don’t get it. What would she achieve by doing this, other than losing her own job?”“Grudges can make people do anything, sir,” Evel
The next morning.Sitting in his office, Ron was watching one of his father’s old speeches on his mobile.“Ripping employees off. Making them work hard and overtime. Lying when needed. Getting rid of those that disagree with you… I’m very good at these sorts of things, which is why I’m successful.”Ron shook his head as a cheeky smile played on his face. “Geez, he was quite rash when he was young. He tried so hard to catch up to Parul Conreid and did everything he could, but things didn’t exactly shape the way he thought they would.“He had talent and also worked hard, yet he couldn’t achieve first place in the education field. Conreid Lore has held that position in this country for many decades now, but I’m going to change that. I wish Parul Conreid was still healthy and kicking, so I could have taken the first place right before his eyes, but I guess doing it with his son, my friend, isn’t that bad, either.”Penelope entered his room without knocking. “You should see this, sir.” She