Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 624
Chapter 624 – Full cooperation
Thomas was stunned by all the home appliances in the showflat. Jiang Wanmeng was trying to hold back his laughter. These appliances weremostly samples.
For instance, that universal remote controller. Although itcould control the TV, VCD player and many other appliances, there was a problemwith the signal. If you are not careful, you could switch off the VCD when youare switching on the TV. The controller can be considered a useless product.
Also, that vacuum robot. The cost of producing it was veryhigh, and it was almost impossible to mass produce it. That infrared sensor wasnot sensitive enough, and there was no timer set in the robot. It wastes lotsof electricity.
The water heater was simple to manufacture, but with the heatingcontroller in the heater was very expensive. That LCD display indicating thetemperature was only a prototype.
The infrared sensor tap, voice control switches, automaticelectric kettle, air conditioner equipped with air purifying features, etc. hadshocked Thomas.
This was the power of Wind and Rain company? It was tooadvanced. How did they come up with these ideas? Are these invented by thestaff who were all drinking tea and playing ping pong during their workinghours?
“Mr. Thomas, you can leave your luggage here, and we will gofor dinner. I bring you around and have a taste our local cuisine.”
“Ah? Oh ok. Let’s go.” As Thomas was walking out of theroom, he kept turning back to look at the appliances. If possible, he wouldlike to bring some of those products back to experiment with it.
Thomas even wanted to dismantle all those appliances now. Heknew he would have lots of inspirations from those appliances. But since JiangWanmeng dares to show him these products, that means they would have appliedfor the patents and was not afraid of letting him know the theories andtechnologies behind the appliances.
These appliances had shocked him. This was the strength ofWind and Rain company? Philips should be cooperating with such company fullyand not bargaining with them over one or two technologies.
“Mr. Jiang, I would like to make a phone call first,” Thomassaid.
“Are you calling Holland? Come with me. You can make longdistance calls in my office.”
Jiang Wanmeng brought Thomas to his office and left. LeavingThomas alone in his office with the door closed.
Thomas was about to make his phone call when he noticedthere was a stack of documents left on Jiang Wanmeng’s desk. Although he knewthat it was unethical and even against the law to peep at another persondocuments, he could not resist it.
Chinese, Chinese, Chinese. Most of the documents were inChinese, and Thomas could not understand. He finally found a document inEnglish. He opened it up and was shocked.
This was a report about a collaboration with Dell. Dellwanted to cooperate with Wind and Rain Electronics and Wind and Rain Home Appliancesand enter the Chinese market. They wanted to set up their Asia headquarters in Chinaand expand their operations to the rest of Asia.
Dell was also a juggernaut in the electronics industry. IfWind and Rain Electronics and Wind and Rain Home Appliances cooperate with Dell,then Philips will be out of the game.
So, other than Sony, Wind and Rain Electronics still haveother partners to choose from!
Thomas immediately called his headquarters and report hisfindings and what he saw to the President of Philips. He requests the companyto give him an answer as soon as possible. His opinion was to cooperate withWind and Rain Electronics fully. Just this company’s creativity was worthy forPhilips to collaborate with them!
Philips top management was very concern after they heardThomas’s report. They had sent Thomas over to China was because they knewThomas was capable and was able to make the right decisions. Thomas also ownsPhilips shares and will never betray the company. In the past, Thomas had alsorepresented Philips for several negotiations and had never made any blunders.
This time, Philips top management trusted Thomas’s judgmentand sincerely wanted to collaborate with Wind and Rain Electronics afterknowing how strong this company was.
Philips knew how much profits can an advanced technology, oran advanced product brings to the company. This Wind and Rain Company was ableto invent so many advanced technologies. The future of this company waslimitless. If Philips were able to cooperate with such a potential company now,they would be establishing a good working relationship with this company, andthey would also be able to share those technologies. They would be ahead oftheir competitors!
During dinner, Feng Yu used his tactics to make his guestdrunk. He would raise his glass every few minutes. They were drinking Baijiu.But Feng Yu used an excuse of under medication to avoid drinking. He wasdrinking fruit juice!
Toasting with a glass of fruit juice was too embarrassingfor Jiang Wanmeng to watch. But when he saw Feng Yu continued toasting Thomaswith his fruit juice and Thomas was about to pass out, he also joined in tomake Thomas drink more.
Those home appliances still have lots of defects. If Thomaswere sober, he would notice the problems in those products and the surprisethey gave him will be gone. That English document about the cooperation withDell was also fake.
These were all traps laid for Thomas. If Thomas did not peepat the documents on the desk, he would not fall for the trap. But since he peekedat the documents, naturally he would fall for it.
If someone read that document carefully, he would realizethat it was fake. But Thomas did not have the time to read it carefully. Healso did not dare to read someone else documents so openly in their offices. Ifhe were caught, he would bring trouble to Philips and might even be fired.
Feng Yu said that this trap cannot fool gentlemen. It wasonly applicable to sneaky people.
That afternoon, the top management of Philips held ameeting. They wanted to contact Thomas again to discuss their cooperation withWind and Rain. In the phone call earlier, Thomas had asked them to make adecision as soon as possible.
But Philips China staffs told the top management of Philipsthat Thomas was drunk and was sleeping!
The next morning, Jiang Wanmeng woke Thomas up forbreakfast. Thomas had a bad hangover. He could not even remember how he returnedto the show flat yesterday.
Thomas swore that he would never drink with Chinese again!These Chinese can hold their liquor well. He did not know what happened, and hepassed out. The Chinese are the ones who invented Baijiu, and it is in theirblood to hold their liquor well!
“Mr. Thomas, yesterday during dinner, you said that you willbe able to give us a decision this morning. I wonder, what’s your company’sdecision.” Feng Yu asked.
“Mr. Feng, can I make a phone call?”
After breakfast, Thomas called his headquarters and wasscolded for being drunk yesterday. The management asked Thomas about somedetails, and he explained. Thomas still insisted on cooperating with Wind andRain Electronics and Wind and Rain Home Appliances fully. Philips mustcollaborate on both electronics and home appliances.
Thomas also mentioned that Wind and Rain was a powerfulcompany, and they could not make use of their government to pressurize them togive in to their demands.
Philips made its decision. They agree to Thomas’s views andwill collaborate with Wind and Rain Electronics and Wind and Rain Homeappliances fully. The details of this cooperation will still need to be discussedafter Thomas negotiation.
After leaving Jiang Wanmeng’s office, Thomas said to FengYu: “Mr. Feng, our board of directors had decided to collaborate with Wind andRain Electronics and Wind and Rain Home appliances fully!”
“Collaborate fully? How are we going to cooperate? Can yoube more specific?” Feng Yu replied calmly. But in his heart, he was jumpingwith joy.
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