Chapter 365: Let the Bullets Fly a Little Longer
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Wang Yan raised his hand to check the time. It was 10:08 am, and there were only 52 minutes left until the auction ended.
During the one and a half month auction period, nobody had registered or bidden. When there were only 52 minutes left, a bidder suddenly appeared.
Wang Yan was sure that if he did not participate in the auction, the two-story office buildings would fail for the second time, or even the third time, just like the numerous high-priced assets before.
If the auction failed for the third time, the court would take it back. The auction could only be resumed after half a year.
Naturally, the prices would get lower and lower each time.
It was a very simple way to achieve dynamic balance of high-priced assets under a market mechanism – only when someone felt that it was worth it, the asset would be sold.
The interesting thing was the potential buyers felt that the two floors were not worth buying before this, so they waited. But when Wang Yan made a move, they suddenly felt that it was worthwhile.
Were they bullying him because he was young?
Young Master Wang leisurely leaned back in his chair, picked up the recent reading of “Jack Welch’s Autobiography” and opened the notebook on the table. He then took out the pen given by the little princess, ready to take notes at any time.
There was no hurry, so he let the bullet fly for a while.
However, before the bullet arrived, Wang Yunxi rushed into the office in a hurry.
Moreover, he didn’t rush in alone. Behind him were the HR director, Tan Song, and the office secretary, Wu Jiajie.
“Yan, someone snapped at the auction! Why… Hey? Why are you still reading at this time?”
Wang Yan didn’t raise his head, most of his attention was focused on the book.
“Find someone to find out who your opponent is! You have so many friends in the business world in Shanghai… Why don’t you give Director Huang a call and ask?”
Wang Yunxi was especially unsettled. He was so flustered that his hair was standing on end.
It was understandable. That was truly a big deal worth hundreds of millions Yuan. Half a year ago, Wang Yunxi was just a loser working part-time. How could he hold it?
Wang Yan still didn’t raise his head. He suddenly changed the topic in a magical direction.
“Brother Xizi, I bought five management-related books for you to read. When I flipped through them just now, all five books were brand new. So you didn’t read them at all?”
Wang Yunxi was confused and embarrassed. He turned around and glanced at Tan Song and Wu Jiajie. Both of his subordinates were holding back their laughter.
Tan Song raised his hand consciously, “Chief Wang, I only have one question. I’ll leave as soon as I’m done.”
Wu Jiajie turned around to make coffee, “Young Master Wang, still two sachets of creamer as usual?”
Young Master Wang did not have the self-awareness of a country bumpkin. He casually instructed, “Add some more honey given by that guy. It’s quite delicious.”
Wang Yunxi was speechless.
“What do you mean by that guy? It was brought from Wu’s hometown, and it’s not normal honey. It’s royal jelly, Okay?”
Wang Yan smiled, “Oh, it was from you, Miss Wu? Remember to ask Brother Yunxi for the bonus later. The current financial system is a little messy. Take the opportunity to ask for it.”
Wang Yunxi ate another invisible pendant and choked on it.
Wu Jiajie pursed her lips and smiled. She went to the reception area to make coffee for them.
Wang Yunxi’s emotions were naturally eased as he saw Wang Yan was so calm and he was no longer so confused.
“Boss Wang, can we talk about something serious? We have a big mess to deal with. You can criticize me later when it comes to reading.”
“Reading is not a serious matter?”
Wang Yan shook his head and sighed. His face was full of resentment.
“The only reason I am where I am today is because I love reading, and I know how to read…”
It was a little shameless for him to say that.
Wang Yunxi did not believe it at all. He silently complained in his heart, “Isn’t it all because of bluffing?”
However, Wang Yan was not trying to trick anybody today. He was completely inspired.
Indeed, the external was the foundation of everything and the platform where all the possibilities existed.
However, if the same appearance was given to different people, the final development would inevitably be different. The result would likely be fantastic oddities of every description.
Among them, the biggest factor that affected the results was one thing in summary – learning.
Wang Yan sincerely believed that good reading habits made him who he was today.
It didn’t matter whether others believed it or not. What was important was that Wang Yunxi had to change his previous misconceptions and keep up with his pace because the situation had changed.
“Brother Xizi, I remember when you first started earning money after you dropped out of school, the most frequently said sentence was – reading is useless. Do you still think that way now?”
“Uh… We’re in the live broadcast industry, reading… Sigh, it’s not that I don’t want to read, I really can’t!”
Wang Yunxi felt a little uncomfortable as he was being questioned and he tried to explain.
Coincidentally, Tan Song, the HR director who was bearing great responsibility at the moment was present. Wang Yan made up his mind to lecture both of them at the same time, so he criticized them again.
“The company’s financial system has been established for so long, but it’s still a mess. The financial manager you hired is not as accurate as I am in calculating the accounts. Can you explain the problem?”
Wang Yan used the system to play hooligans again.
The accounts on company expenses were complicated as it would need to take care of the top-up given to the shareholders of the company as well. The rights and benefits were a mess.
A change in the financial side would result in a miscalculation. It was especially difficult.
It was different from Wang Yan, who could directly look at the data in the system and see how much money he should get without making a mistake.
However, it was still a fact that the financial department of Wangting Entertainment was not doing well enough.
Wang Yunxi put on a bitter face, “Our company was too small before. We really couldn’t get a capable financial officer!”
Wang Yan frowned, “I’ll get Cai Chongxin for you but could you handle him?”
Wang Yunxi tried to suck up to him, “Then there’s still you. Who wouldn’t be lying down in front of you?”
“Then what’s your role? What do you plan to do when you can’t keep up with the pace of the company’s development?”
Wang Yunxi went completely out of words before Wang Yan.
Previously, before the live broadcast strategy was formed, Wangting Entertainment was just a small company used to produce horse milk. Wang Yunxi’s roles wasn’t much difficult.
What he needed to do was to look after the company and protect the money. It was very simple.
But now, Wangting Entertainment was about to take on a strategic goal of covering the entire industry. It was no longer a small company that was dispensable.
All the leaders had to have enough ability to control the situation.
Wang Yunxi still did not realize how difficult the challenge that he had to face was. It was very dangerous.
Therefore, Wang Yan had no choice but to take the initiative to remind him, even at the expense of using a heavy hammer.
“The so-called reading is useless and it’s better to have a capable parents were actually made up by those people who read too much. They were trying to deceive you.
I can’t believe you actually believe that and told me those theory everyday!
It is right that the practical effect of ability in social practice is not as good as having a huge amount of capital and impressive background connections.
However, under the premise of having the same capital, the key to the final victory or defeat would immediately be the person’s ability.
It would be possible for you to fail in managing Wangting well enough in the future. But what about having an MBA holder from Tsinghua University to run the company?
Ability come from learning. There are two important ways to learn – reading and practice.
And reading is the cheapest way.
There was no other way. Where would ordinary people get the opportunity to practice?
Even a doctorate holder from Tsinghua University might not have it!
Now that you have an extremely rare practice platform, the most important thing you need to do is to quickly build up the theoretical framework and slowly fill in the details!
Otherwise, who will you cry to when Ling Ya usurps the position in the future?
The position of the president of a listed company is there. I hope for my own selfish reasons that you sit on it. But if you can’t sit still, what can I do?
Think about it carefully.”
What could Wang Yan do? Nothing.
Even if Wang Yunxi couldn’t sit still, he would still need to help him anyhow.
How could Wang Yan trust outsiders with such an important company?
The so-called professional managers, they were all pitfalls one after another.
Mr Chen had sent Mr Huang to prison while Mr Tang had caused Mr Chen, the millionaire to vomit blood. They were all the top professional managers in the country. What happened in the end?
Thinking about Mr Huang and Mr Chen’s experiences, were you not afraid?
Wang Yan was very afraid, so he only trusted Wang Yunxi.
The trouble was that Brother Xizi’s ability was not enough to control a group though his loyalty was 100%.
Taking advantage of the current situation, which was just the beginning, it was still possible for him to catch up.
But if he blindly worked for another two years, it would be a complete gone case.
Wang Yan’s shortcomings of starting from scratch and not having enough resources were very real in this matter.
A true second-generation rich entrepreneur would definitely have the support of an old official who would exhibit complete loyalty and capability.
What did Wang Yan have? He only had money.
The company would immediately prosper with an endless stream of funds?
If one did not use the right person, he would not be able to come up with a good strategy. Any new projects from any tycoon in the industry would still lose a lot of money.
Wang Yan had no other choice at the moment, so he could only scare Wang Yunxi, hoping to arouse his competitive spirit and fighting spirit.
Needless to say, the effect was not bad.
Wang Yunxi was a man who had already tasted the taste of power and money. As soon as he heard about the CEO of a listed company, he was immediately injected with adrenaline. As soon as he heard that he might be usurped, he was immediately filled with crisis.
“Uncle! You’re my biological uncle! There are just five books, right? I’ll read them! I’ll start reading immediately. If I don’t understand, I’ll find someone to ask for advice. I’ll write down my reading notes every day, alright?!”
Wang Yan finally nodded in satisfaction, “This attitude of yours is right now.”
Wang Yunxi didn’t have any temper at all. He heaved a sigh of relief and weakly retreated into the sofa.
Tan Song, on the other hand, had been sitting upright the entire time, just like a primary school student.
When faced with a lecture from the big boss, even a smart person wouldn’t go against the gun.
Nontheless, Tan Song was also trying to sharpen his knowledge on Wang Yan, his real boss.
He had too little contact with him in the past. The management of Wangting Entertainment only had a vague conceptual understanding of Wang Yan – his foresight was accurate and his methods were astonishing.
However, he couldn’t tell what his personality or style was.
Today, Wang Yunxi was hammered, which made Tan Song alert.
Although Wang Yan was generous in terms of money, he was a person who had high expectations for himself and his subordinates. It was not easy to fool him. If he could keep up with the pace, his future would be bright. If he fell behind, he would be burned alive.
When Wang Yan looked over with a smile and asked, “What’s the matter, Mr Tan?” Tan Song immediately changed his original intention of complaining.
“The manpower shortage is serious. We can’t take down the current mission.
However, this is a special time with special situation. It’s not very cost-effective to expand the recruitment in an emergency. We can’t just hire people to work for a month and then leave them idle, right?
I plan to pick a few people from the live streamers and a few newbies in operations to be temporarily transferred to the Human Resources Department to act as assistants.
Please approve it. I will personally communicate with the selected persons.”
Originally, Tan Song planned to apply for two more recruitment quotas to expand his power.
However, the general manager had just been reprimanded, so Tan Song immediately straightened his attitude.
As expected, he received Wang Yan’s praise.
“You know how to proceed from the actual situation and consider the overall situation of the enterprise. Your idea is very good!”
Young Master Wang nodded and praised in an old-fashioned manner.
It was a right thing for him to talk with them regarding the workplace management.
Tan Song felt relieved and immediately stood up, “Then I’ll go pick someone?”
Wang Yan suddenly glanced at Wu Jiajie and directly forced her to do it.
“You bring Miss Wu back, I don’t need her here. Little Wu, you can help and learn in HR Department as it would be a great training ground. Go and support for a while, live stream could be start later.”
“Ah? Okay… No problem.”
Wu Jiajie was slightly stunned, but she quickly reacted and nodded in agreement.
Wangting Entertainment now had a total of six live streamers with Contract S. Wu Jiajie was one of them and she was the only live streamer whose family was in Shanghai and volunteered to help out in the company.
Her looks, figure and special points were balanced to the extreme, all 94 points.
She was young, beautiful and had a steady personality. After graduating from 211, her family had three suites in Shanghai. She was a typical favored daughter of the heavens.
No matter how you looked at her, she didn’t seem like someone who would become a live streamer.
She was an unlucky girl. In fact, she wanted to earn tuition fees by herself during her sophomore year. Therefore, she registered as a part-time model in Beauty Ko and received several orders to shoot in print studio.
In the next two years, she basically didn’t log in anymore. However, she was swept away by Wang Yan with his indiscriminate killing machine and was forcefully swept out.
After that, the Big Eater Competition was held right in Shanghai with generous rewards, so she just signed up to earn some pocket money!
After earning some money, she was directly earned into Young Master Wang’s bowl.
Wasn’t she unlucky?
However, Young Master Wang was very decent. He was afraid that the young lady would be gossiped about, so he sent her directly to HR for some training. It would then not much time for them to be alone.
Wu Jiajie was fine with it, but Wang Yunxi and Tan Song had to think deeper.
Young Master Wang was warning them, right?
I won’t touch the girls in the company. It’s up to you now!
It was another correct management strategy. The structure and atmosphere were derived from similar details.
If they wanted to have more authority, they couldn’t mess around and let alone abuse it.
The three words “bring her back” struck Tan Song’s heart hard.
Sending Wu Jiajie to be Wang Yan’s Office Secretary was originally Tan song’s decision with a little bit of self-interest. Looking at it now, his move didn’t work at all but failed miserable.
After dealing with a few small matters, Wang Yan picked up the book again.
Wang Yunxi, Tan Song and the others tactfully took their leave.
Originally, they had come to ask about the situation in auction. In the end, Wang Yan didn’t say anything on that, so the two of them had stop worrying the auction and put their minds back to their daily work.
Moreover, they were more focused, attentive, and alert now.
Wang Yan’s authority as a leader was further deepened, and he even started to make Tan Song, a veteran in the workplace, feel he was unfathomable.
As the saying goes, one should be confident in one’s plans and remain calm in the face of changes. That was exactly seen in Wang Yan.
No doubt anyone held an auction card would have the confidence of Young Master Wang.
However, how to show it? How to appease his subordinates? How to take the opportunity to clean up the internal department of the company… Which peer could be as carefree as Wang Yan?
Ever since his intelligence was unlocked by the system, Young Master Wang had grown too fast.
Having an intelligence of 79 points was as if at the peak of excellence. Wang Yan was reflecting its actual value more and more deeply.
If it was raised to 89 points…
Wouldn’t he become a scientist!
Just as Young Master Wang let the bullets fly and carelessly knocked on his subordinates, in an office on the 19th floor of Sunrise Building, a few men sat opposite each other, chatting and drinking tea.
A total of four men were gathered in front of the coffee table in the reception area. There was a notebook on the coffee table and it was for the judicial auction of Sunrise Building.
“Manager Ge, I can’t thank you enough for your great kindness. If we succeed today, I will definitely reward you greatly!”
The property manager of Sunrise Building, Ge Limei, smiled and waved his hand, “Mr Jin, don’t mention it! We are old friends. How can I not help you with a small matter like contacting you in the middle of the auction?”
“That’s not right! If it weren’t for your strong support, how could I have the qualifications to talk about a joint auction with Mr Cao? I have to thank you very much!”
Manager Ge laughed so hard that his face was full of wrinkles. He hurriedly continue said, “If we’re talking about credit, it’s actually because your son is quick-witted and reacted promptly. He came up with such a brilliant plan to perfectly solve the funding issue faced by two families…”
The young man who was called on immediately retorted, “Uncle Ge, if it weren’t for your help, Mr Cao wouldn’t have agreed to waive the ten-year property fee for us. Just this one item alone will save 20 million Yuan! After the deed is done, you just wait for the benefits!”
“The property fee will be collected slowly in the future. The most pressing cash shortage at the moment is your real headache now. I’m just doing what I should!”
“The only question now is whether we can get them with 350 million or not,” Mr Jin remained cautious, but Young Master Jin was very optimistic.
“Absolutely no problem! Although that kid has some money, his company has just started to expand and needed money everywhere. It’s impossible for him to have much money invested in fixed assets!”
Manager Ge nodded vigorously in agreement.
“For those who do live broadcasts, they can just rent a building, why buy a building! 320 million Yuan is a cheap price, but 350 million Yuan would be a big deal. Our two families do have special circumstances, but we can only offer 350 million at most!”
Mr Jin felt a little relieved and raised his cup with a smile, “Come, everyone, please have some tea!”
Mr Jin was a middle-aged fat man with wide face and big ears. His hairline was extremely high and he has a rosy red face. He was a typical middle-aged businessman who had a successful career.
Manager Ge was skinny and thin. Although his suit was well-fitted, it still reminded people of an idiom – “A monkey wearing a crown.”.
The other two people present were all young people.
One of them looked ordinary. He just looked on coldly and did not participate in anything.
The other one had the same large forehead as Mr Jin. His hairline went straight to the center of his head, and…
Wang Yan knew him.
Triple Xin, the tycoon from Fish who was killed on the spot by Princess Miao Miao.
Back then, there were three tycoons supporting Fish. Iron Hand Bro was from the northeast, I Love Coriander was from the same hometown as the boss of the platform, and Triple Xin happened to be from Zhejiang.
Triple Xin’s father had a company set up in Shanghai and it happened to be located on the 19th floor of Sunrise Building!
The last time Wang Yan came to Sunrise Building for a site inspection, Manager Ge said that there were more than a dozen companies stationed on the 18th floor. More than half of the 19th floor was rented out by a foreign trade company. That foreign trade company was Xinsheng Foreign Trade Company owned by Jin Xin’s family!
The so-called bad karma was that they had bumped into each other eventhough they did not look up for one another.
After describing the entire incident, it would simply make people marvel at the wonders of the world.
So, the start of the incident was…
Wang Yan and He Miaomiao were dragged into the group of tycoons on Fish, while Triple Xin was always inside.
Young Master Wang naturally could not be bothered with that fellow. However, ever since Triple Xin lost face before them, he had been looking for a chance to retaliate.
About half a month ago, when Black Tiger was chatting with others, someone asked what Wang Yan had been busy with and why he hadn’t seen him on the platform for a long time. Black Tiger casually told him Wang Yan was thinking about buying an office building.
Everyone was curious and asked one after another.
Black Tiger didn’t say much and replied perfunctorily, “I only know that it’s going to act as the headquarters of Wangting Entertainment. I’m not sure about anything else.”
Triple Xin immediately became interested.
The headquarters of Wangting Entertainment?
Wasn’t that just right in Shanghai?
He immediately started digging.
In the end, no matter how hard he dug, they couldn’t find any relevant clues.
It was like finding a needle in a haystack in the vast Shanghai. How could it be so easy.
Then, just a week ago, he suddenly heard from his father that the company might be moving and there was a small company that wanted to buy those two floors.
He subconsciously asked in more details. To his surprise, an employee had secretly taken a photo of Wang Yan’s side profile.
Now it was a perfect timing!
Wang Yan wouldn’t be mistaken this time even if he turned into ashes!
Now that Triple Xin had finally found his target, it was time for him to consider taking revenge.
Originally, Triple Xin was thinking that after Wang Yan had found a place, he would bribe the tenants to cause trouble for Wang Yan if there were any tenant involved.
Now that it was actually a floor rented by his own family, it would be even more important to make a good plan.
After thinking about it for a while, he suddenly had an idea: Could he snatch it and completely ruin Wang Yan’s development plan?
It was no secret that Wangting Entertainment was in a hurry to move.
After the expansion of the army, there was no room for it at all. All they could hope for was for Wang Yan to find a new office space.
Once the auction failed, they would have to temporarily find a new base. Regardless of whether they rented or bought it, it would still take some time.
In the business world, slowing down in single step would cause a long delay in following steps. Was there any better way to get revenge than this?
However, the troublesome thing was that the family did not have enough cash at home, so they could not raise so much money at the last minute.
Moreover, his father reprimanded with a stern face, “Even if you have money, you can’t spend it so easily! Our family does indeed want to expand the office space, but it’s more than enough to buy an entire floor. As for the other floor, are you buying it so that you can collect the rent?!”
That was indeed the case.
It was not cost-effective as the family only needed one floor. Wouldn’t it be a waste to buy two floors?
However, Triple Xin hated Wang Yan so much that he blurted out in a hurry, “Then find someone to buy it together! Our family only needs 19th floor!”
With that said, he originally planned to get scolded again, but unexpectedly, his father suddenly fell into deep thought.
After a long while, Mr Jin started to mutter to himself,
“A joint-purchase would be a good idea…
Our family owes the previous owner a full 14 months of rent, and now it’s already a bad debt. It’s equivalent to earning 14 months of cheap money for nothing…
Although we’re not afraid of the new owner, it’s still not nice to be invited out of Sunrise after living so comfortably…
Wait a minute, let me ask!”
Mr Jin had always known that Sunrise Real Estate had plans to recover the property, so he immediately dragged Manger Ge out for a drink.
Xinsheng had owed rent and property for so long and Sunrise Property had been chasing after it. So, they had often interacted with Manager Ge.
Mr Jin had a deep way of doing things. Every time Manager Ge came to see him, he would give him some face by paying part of the rent so that Manager Ge could fulfil his job. Then, he would give him some benefits in private.
On the 18th and 19th floors of Sunrise Building, there were so many companies which were in arrears with rent and had not been cleared out. On one hand, they bullied the previous owner who had met with an accident. On the other hand, wasn’t it due to the undisclosed practise of Manager Ge!
They were all in the same boat. Manager Ge was quick to collect the rents, but he was even quicker in those unscrupulous transaction.
“Sunrise Real Estate has been written off. Mr Cao doesn’t do real estate anymore, do you know?”
“Ah? I haven’t heard of it!”
“Aiya, you don’t need to know the specific reason. Anyway, there is only one Sunrise Property now, which manages an existing residential area and two office buildings.”
Mr Jin made another toast.
Manager Ge laughed, “If there’s a chance, we would take back the property rights! You won’t know how f*cking good is the location? One is in the core of Sorrento while the other in the core of Harbour Green. The rent would definitely rise in the future! If the development project is still on going, then it’s not worth the trouble. We’ll just build more. But since we’re not doing any development in the future, the boss would definitely leave some properties for the useless descendants so that they won’t starve to death by getting the rents. Isn’t that right?”
Mr Jin was shocked, “Then this time?”
“Don’t worry! Mr Cao doesn’t have much cash on hand, and he doesn’t think that the current price is cheap enough. If the auction fails, Mr Cao would only make a move in next auction. If you want it, you can bid boldly. Mr Cao won’t interfere.”
Mr Jin f*cking wanted it, but he didn’t have enough money on hand either…
“I only want one floor. Can you do me a favor and ask Mr Cao to come out and talk to me? We two families are on the same page, one floor each!”
In the end, they hit it off.
The final conditions were that Sunrise would pay 150 million Yuan and take back the property rights for the 18th floor.
Xinsheng would pay up 200 million Yuan, making up 350 million Yuan.
However, as compensation, Sunrise Property would waive Xinsheng’s property fees for 10 years, around 2.22 million Yuan a year. In 10 years, it would compensate 22.2 million Yuan.
The best case scenario was that they would take down the entire deal with 325 million. Xinsheng would pay 175 million Yuan in cash to take down the 19th floor and receive a five-year property fee waiver. In reality, they would be paying less than 164 million Yuan.
It was a good deal.
Mr Jin had just gotten 14 months rent for free, but he was worried about the court’s prosecution.
Although the former owner had run away, the debt would not disappear. Sooner or later, it would become a bomb.
If he took down that floor and became the new owner, there would be a lot of room for manoeuvre.
He had to take it down!
That was the opponent’s overall plan.
This was how the new competitor came about.
Wang Yan, who was still inexperienced, could not imagine how sickening those old fools in the business world were.
However, just as Mr Jin and Manager Ge were having tea, chatting, praising each other, and full of confidence in the 350 million Yuan they had prepared…
Just as Triple Xin was gnashing his teeth, vowing to take revenge for his humiliation, and began to imagine how he would appear in front of Wang Yan as a victor…
They had no idea what that seemingly huge sum of money meant to Young Master Wang.
He would just let the bullets fly a little longer!