Hi me, Nemo here again, writing in my logbook. I must tell you how it all turned out: Well, we left that harbor in full speed over pretty risky waters. I was nervous all the time, but felt fairly sure, that we would make it. And we did!! YES, WE DID!
While I am writing these lines, my crew is taking all the fresh fruit on board, so we can leave as very fast as possible. You know fresh fruit is just fresh for a short time and therefore the rush, of course.
Quite of a sudden the phone rings.
– Captain Nemo here
– Nemo, this your CEO. Don’t tell me you’ve already reached that harbor, have you?
– Yes, sir we have
– Via the shortest way?
– Yes, we did some serious calculations before deciding for that route and it turned out to be a good decision.
– A good decision you say! Hm, to me it sounds more like a risky gambling, where you put the whole crew and my ship at an unacceptable risk
– Well, sir. My life was also exposed for the same risk.
– I don’t like this at all. Not one bit!
– Sorry to hear that, sir, but the calculations we did beforehand all gave a green light. If I were you, I would rather criticize me, if hadn’t gone that way.
– Nemo! Do not tell me what I should have done! Got it?
– Ok sir, I won’t! Sir, are you about to fire me?
– I am seriously considering it, it’s a very tempting option
– Sorry to hear that sir, but you should perhaps think about results based on serious calculations resulting in an enormous customer satisfaction – that also means huge profits for the shipping line. And on top of that you wouldn’t be able to keep this new huge key account, as I and the S/Y Enterprise were conditions for getting all their future orders. Remember sir?
– Of course, I do, Nemo. That’s your only merit here right now!
– Sir, while you are considering firing me. I’ll consider if I wouldn’t be a more appreciated captain somewhere else
– We’ll talk tomorrow again. Bye for now!
– Till tomorrow then. Good bye sir!
So here I am again, alone in my cabin, trying to figure out what to do. All shipping assignments were successfully carried out. The customer is more than happy, but my CEO really hates me and my way of running his ship. No, this can’t go on any further. I will sleep on it, but I think I’ve already made up my mind. But I’ll sleep on it anyway.
Captain Nemo just taught us, that there are different kinds of decisions. There are those, that need immediate actions and others when time allows a further “think it over”. This was one of those!
What he decides we’ll hear about soon!
Dedicated his full life to business in Sweden as well as in the US, Germany and Switzerland. Also a number assignments all over the world.
Experiences; salesman, sales leader, marketing director, vice president and CEO.