Extraordinary Genius Chapter 976
Very soon, Paul Allen regrets not attending the Directors meeting because Feng Yu criticized him for not attending the meeting even though he is in his office.
The rest of the directors knew Feng Yu is currently the Worlds Second Billionaire, and Feng Yu and Allen dislike each other. This is an open secret, and even the new developers knew on their first day of work.
Last year, Allen was the one who suggests cutting Feng Yus Director bonus, and they can understand why Feng Yu is purposely targeting him.
On the board of directors, not everyone supported Allen. One of them who dislikes Allen is Steve Ballmer.
Last year, Ballmer had tried to speak up for Feng Yu, but he is the minority, and Bill Gates had supported Allens suggestion. What else can he do?
"Some people are not doing anything, yet they always think others are doing less work than them. The companys policy is every director has the power to call for a board meeting, as long as the chairman agrees, right? Today, Bill Gates had agreed to this meeting. Why is someone not here? I can understand if he is overseas for work or personal reasons. But he is in our headquarters, right?" Feng Yu said while tapping on the table.
"Last year, he suggested cutting my bonus because I seldom attend the board meetings. I believe all of you know how much those shares are worth. Today, he is purposely not attending this meeting, can I also suggest cutting his bonus this year? He is disrespecting the board and every one of us here."
Bill Gates knew he had to step in, or else Feng Yu might put up this suggestion, and it will be hard to appease both sides.
"Feng, lets talk about your agenda today."
Feng Yu took a glance at Bill Gates and continued. "Fine. Lets talk about something more important. I feel that Microsoft should also start producing PC. We are currently working closely with many hardware manufacturers. Why dont we introduce our brand of PC?"
Feng Yu knows Bill Gates does not want to go into the PC manufacturing sector. Microsoft is currently working with those hardware manufacturers and had forced them to develop components that suit Microsoft operating system and still charged them. Even when they are not using Microsoft operating system, they also must pay, or they will be blacklisted forever!
If Microsoft enters the PC manufacturing sector, the hardware manufacturers will joint forces to go against Microsoft. When that happens, Microsoft might be outcast by them.
Microsoft is currently facing multiple antitrust lawsuits, and Bill Gates will never agree to this proposal.
Feng Yu had purposely put up this suggestion to see the reactions of the other Directors. If this proposal goes through, Microsoft will be in deep shit, and Lenovo Kingsoft will have the chance to catch up. If the proposal does not go through, Feng Yu also wants to see who agrees and who disagrees.
Those that agreed to Feng Yus suggestion must be an idiot. In the future, when Feng Yu is going to poach people from Microsoft, he will avoid these idiots!
One of the directors opposed but did not state his reasons. The rest of the directors, including Bill Gates, kept quiet.
"Hmph! Are you trying to make Microsoft the enemy of all hardware manufacturers with your suggestion?" Allens voice suddenly appears.
Feng Yu turns around and saw Paul Allen entering the meeting room. He also noticed Bill Gates taking out his hand from under the table with his handphone and place it on the table.
It should be Bill Gates who had sent Allen an SMS to ask him to attend the meeting.
"Are you saying that we are currently not the enemy of all hardware manufacturers?" Feng Yu asked.
"Of course not. At least we have good relationships with some hardware manufacturers now. Once we start building our brand of PC, not only the hardware manufacturers, even the PC retailers, will be our enemies." Paul Allen retorts.
"But, we are Microsoft." Feng Yu purposely said.
Allen could not refute this statement. He cannot say that Microsoft is not powerful, but Microsoft also cannot make the whole world their enemy.
"We cannot do this. As for a reason, go and figure it out yourself!"
"Fine, since someone opposed to this suggestion, lets forget about it." Bill Gates said.
Feng Yu shrugged his shoulders and did not mind. Anyway, even if Microsoft did not start manufacturing PC, they will be sued for antitrust next year, and the share prices will be affected.
The rest of the directors left, and Allen said sarcastically. "Some people do not attend meetings and give ridiculous suggestions. He should be kicked out of the board!"
Feng Yu turns and smiles at Allen. "Your professional basketball team lose again this year? I had said before. The champions are either the bulls or rockets, and you have no chance of winning it. See I was correct."
Who doesnt know how to be sarcastic?
"What do you know? My team will win the championship next year!" Allen retorted loudly.
"You are saying that I dont know about basketball? Do you want to have a 1-on-1? We can play a five baskets game, and I can give you a three or four baskets advantage."
Allens hair is all white. How can he play basketball with Feng Yu? He will be seeking death.
"I am not a basketball player. If you think you are so good, you can play against my players. They can let you have a 10-points advantage out of an 11 points game!" Allen continued. "Do you know what a professional game is? You want to mock my team?! Do you even have a team? Even if you have a team, your results will be worse!"
"Oh? I dont think so. Since you mention this, I will buy a basketball team to play against your team. Lets see whos team will win the championships first!" Feng Yu raised his brows.
"What did you say? Do you say you want to buy an NBA team? Which team are you buying?" Allen was shocked. If Feng Yu buys the Bulls, Allens team will have no chance of winning.
"If I buy a top team, you will claim that I am bullying you. I will buy one of the bottom team, Los Angeles Clippers!"
Paul Allen is relieved. If Feng Yu is buying the Los Angeles Lakers team, he will still be worried, as Shaq is in that team. But if it will be a joke if you think the Clippers will win the championships!
"LA Clippers? If you dont dump money on new players, this team might not even get a 30%-win rate. If you can get this team into the playoffs, I will consider it as your win! This teams tickets cannot even fetch 10 USD. My advice to you is to get a better team, or you might claim that I am bullying you!"
Allen was laughing in his heart. This time, he can finally stand above Feng Yu.
"No. I will pick this team. Playoffs? It is too easy, but my target is still the champion!"
"Lets wait and see. Are you going to change the name of the team after you bought them? You can change its name to LA losers!"
"I will change it if Portland Trail Blazers changes its name to Portland Prison team. Your problematic players should all be locked up behind bars!"
"Hmph! Lets wait and see!"