Alex couldn’t help laughing. “How to distribute the profits?”
Zou Wenze thought for a moment and replied, “Each of us have a half!”
“Let’s put it this way. I’ll give you an answer when I’ve thought it over.”
“Mr. Alex, it’s such a big thing. Logically speaking, I should give you enough time to think about it carefully. But the problem is that my schedule is quite tight. If there is nothing important, I will go back to the capital city tomorrow. My departure means that you will miss this opportunity.”
“Well… If there is a chance in the future, I hope that you can invest in the city. By borrowing the words that the leaders of the city often say on TV: The gate to investment in the city will always be open to all bosses and investors.”
“Do you really want to give up this opportunity? President Alex, do you have any scruples? If you do, you can say it out loud. Everything will be easy to discuss. I come to you with sincerity to discuss cooperation. Whether you are willing to cooperate or not, you should talk to me frankly, right?”
Zou Wenze heard that Alex didn’t want to cooperate with him anymore. Being rejected was secondary. The main reason was that Alex refused too early. It was just like selling products. After bargaining, the client would refuse again. It was just that the client felt that the value and price of the product didn’t match with each other. It was not within the scope of reconciliation, so they could continue to negotiate.
However, if the client didn’t return the price and refused directly, it meant that the sales products were not interested at all.
This was the most desperate for the salesmen.
Zou Wenze felt that he had not received the respect he deserved, and the smile on his face gradually disappeared.
Alex’s temper also flared up. He shook his head and said, “Director Zou, I didn’t want to say something at first, but if you insist on asking, then I’ll tell you. After listening to your thoughts and suggestions, the words flashed through my mind: ‘Catch White Wolf with nothing.’ To be honest, the impression you left me was not bad, otherwise I wouldn’t have agreed to have dinner with you. But now, I regret it.”
Zou Wenze frowned and said, “Mr. Alex, do you have any misunderstanding about the cooperation project I proposed? If you provide the platform and I provide talents, it means that I am working for you. It’s all my work. You can just lie down and collect the money. It’s natural for me to work to get money. How can Ibe considered as catching the wolf with nothing?”
“Then I’ll smooth things over for you. I spent tens of billions to buy a platform, but you didn’t pay a penny. You used my platform to make money. Not only did you ask for half the profit, but you also asked for the management rights of the platform. Do you know what it looks like? Just like you picked up half of the money under someone else’s cash cow, you still have to dig up the cash cow after it’s over! Director Zou, with all due respect, I don’t think you treat me as a partner, but a fool.”
“Don’t say that, Mr. Alex. We’re talking about cooperation. Why are you still angry? If you think that the proportion can’t be accepted, we can discuss it. It’s good that you can take care of everything. You have to figure it out. What I represent is not myself, but Tianle Media. As long as we reach cooperation, it’s not me who works for you, but Tianle Media, the top star of the industry behind me! You must have heard of this saying that you can take advantage of a big tree, right?”
“It’s not a matter of proportion, but your proposal of cooperation is not within my consideration at all. I only mention one point, and you will understand. I have gathered so many people to take down the platform of Qingyun Media, and I have never thought of handing it over to others to manage.”
“What? President Alex, are you not going to hire a professional manager but to run Qingyun Media on your own?”
“To be honest, although the cake in the management and media industry is big, not everyone can eat it. In this industry, the trend of the pyramid is becoming more and more obvious. There are not many companies that can make money, and only a few can make a lot of money. Most companies don’t have the chance to climb to the top of the pyramid, only those who are stepping stones. If you don’t believe me, you can investigate it. Not to mention those countless small companies, even the top companies have suffered losses all year round.”
“From what you mean, are you sure that I can’t make money on the platform of Qingyun Media?”
“Well… it can be said that the market has been severely saturated. There are only two ways to make money. One is to rely on a big company with good efficiency, and the other is to transform. If you continue to work hard, you will fail sooner or later. Mr. Alex, are you sure you still want to do whatever you want in such a serious situation?”
Alex shook his head. As the saying goes, if you couldn’t understand the other party, you won’t even bother to talk to him. So Alex was lazy to talk to Zou Wenze.
Lin Ke, who had been listening by the side for a long time, took a sip of tea and said to Zou Wenze, “Director Zou, I admit that your eloquence is not bad. You are a negotiation master. If it were anyone else, they would have been deceived by you and bowed to you without fighting spirit. But I have seen this kind of scene many times. To put it bluntly, this set of yours doesn’t work for us. If there is nothing else, we will leave first. You can eat slowly.”
Alex, who was about to leave, immediately stood up and said, “I just remembered that I still have something to deal with…”
“Wait a minute!” Zou Wenze stopped Alex and Lin Ke and said with a poker face, “I have been the director of Tianle Media’s Ministry of Finance and Management for several years. I have talked with many companies about cooperation and basically reached an agreement. Those companies that are willing to cooperate, regardless of size, have basically earned money in the end. To put it bluntly, when Tianle Media is eating meat, the smart people behind us will be at a disadvantage. On the contrary, those who are not worth our cooperation at all, or refuse my proposal, have only one end: death! Whether it’s the curse or the survival of the fittest, they are all gone, and the investors lose all their money.”
Alex’s impression of Zou Wenze had completely darkened. He replied coldly, “Are you threatening me?”
“I’m just telling the truth. Similarly, you can also investigate and collect evidence for what I just said. It’s absolutely true.”
“Then, let me, Qingyun Media, break the so-called curse!”
“Three years! President Alex, in three years at most, you will realize how ridiculous your confidence is at the moment.”
Alex secretly calculated and suddenly changed the topic. “Director Zou, how much is the market value of Tianle Media now?”
“Hmm?” Zou Wenze was stunned for a moment. “About 56 billion, what’s wrong?”
“Then let’s make a bet.”
“Three years later, if the authority of Qingyun Media exceeds the market value of Tianle Media, I will win. On the contrary, you win.”
Zou Wenze’s eyeballs almost rolled out. “What did you say? You actually want to gamble with the unlisted Quill City Media and the listed company Tianle Media?”
Alex shrugged his shoulders. “The loser apologizes to the other party and quit this industry forever. Do you dare to gamble?”
“Don’t be afraid! Mr. Alex, you just said that your view of me has changed, and now your impression of me has changed a lot. It turns out that you are an ignorant fool. I’m sorry; I must take back all the praise for you.”
“Cut the crap. Just remember the bet. Goodbye!”
Alex didn’t want to say anything more and left the restaurant with Lin Ke.
Back in the car, Alex thought for a moment and said to Lin Ke, “Cousin, am I too impulsive?”
Lin Ke shook his head, “Being impulsive isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The bet between you and Zou Wenze is a set goal. It’s also the alarm hanging over our heads, urging us to move forward hard. If we don’t have a goal at all, where can we get the motivation? Besides, if it were me, I might have already taken action. What I hate most is Zou Wenze’s self-righteous and narcissistic maniac who forgets his own family name when he gets some achievements.”
“It’s good that you can understand.”
Hearing Lin Ke’s instruction, Alex felt much better.
However, he still felt that this time, his ambition was too great.
It was not easy to use QingyunMedia, which was still in a mess, to win and develop like Tianle Media, which was like the sun in the sky.
Unfortunately, there was no medicine for regret in this world.
Don’t want to be slapped in the face?
There was nothing to say, just fight!