“I’m really happy. Who wants all that money? Come back” she was full of joy
“Come here, you can get a decent job. Once you come here I’ll start looking for matches.” Mom revealed her five year plan.
“No Ma, I’m not going to work for some one. I want to start my own company”
There was a silence from the other side. Ezhil knew that his mother is not enthusiastic about it.
“That’s a good idea too but…” Mom dragged the sentence
“No Ma, I have decided. That’s what I want to do”
“Also, don’t talk about my marriage for some time. I need to focus on this. I’ll let you know when the right time comes”.
“ Sir, they are here” Narayanan interrupted his thoughts again. Ezhil quicky scribbled over the “K” that he was doodling. He didn’t even realize that he was doodling that. That’s how much Kayal was starting to affect him.
“Let’s go. It’s our big day” Ezhil hurried to the conference room.
As he walked into the room he could sense that all the eyes are on him.
“May be, they are thinking that I’m too young to run a company” Ezhil suddenly became self conscious of his image.
“Hello sir, Thanks for coming” he introduced himself to the Manager and the Asst. Manager.
“We have two more places to visit. Can we do this faster?” the Manager hurried. “We don’t like presentations, you know” he started with an offensive position.
“I understand … please let me present. It gives you a better idea of what we are planning to do” Ezhil projected the presentation on the screen as he was talking.
Ezhil knew the bankers would not understand any Lean talk and so decided to talk their language.
“Our goal is not to borrow any money from your Working Capital Facilities a year from now” He paused for a minute to let that sink in.
It had the intended impact. The Manager leaned forward from his chair and looked at Ezhil.
“Please go ahead” he still hurried.
“If you help us secure a fixed term loan for me to own this business and an open term loan for a year to finance initial operational costs we can achieve that” Ezhil slowly unveiled his plan