Well there’s a reason why I am where I am in a cut throat industry and there’s a reason why I have been here for so long, it’s because No is not an option. No matter how many scientists, doctors and company presidents have told me that I am wrong over the years they have all learnt that once I am determined the quickest route is capitulation.
An old friend, whilst President of a supplier Company, used to introduce me to his project managers and explain “If Gavin makes a point you should presume he is correct he rarely says anything he is not sure of and if Gavin should suggest that something is done and he voices the suggestion twice then do it, if you need finance ask me but I can assure you bigger and better people have tried to avoid a suggestion and it simply is not possible.”
So when the front door does not yield one must approach from an alternative angle and one should never be intimidated by titles or roles. And so it is that I write this blog having just come off the phone to a senior representative of Deloittes, I took the opportunity to explain to her that her Company is charged with securing the best for the Creditors and that in my opinion that would be a quick sale. I offered the opportunity to explain why messing about on a simple question was in the best interest of the creditors and we agreed that it wasn’t.
I have been promised a rocket aimed squarely at those involved and some urgent feedback from the team involved. Two things occur to me at this time 1) If I had visited the office would I have got past security (I love electronic communication it suits my look) and 2) Who is getting their bonfire heavily urinated on now?
I think it only remains to use an analogy of a dog with a bone and growl a lot 🙂