Funke calculated her next statements and made a silent plea
Her next words; though softly spoken were powerful. Matt, think of how much 10 million can become in 6 months with the right investment. If we decide to save it in a fixed account or invest in treasury bills, It will generate so much interest.
Mathew looked at Funke with empathy.
Was there a way she could win this war?
And if there was, to what extent would he be involved.
Funke fixed her eyes on Matthew her gaze; steady and unflinching. She knew that if anybody could convince the team to forgo the immediate pleasure of the boat trip. It was matt.
But how in the world would she convince him?
Ok. matt said looking a bit drained.
What? Funke pretended not to hear him.
Ok! Mathew raised his voice louder this time
Ok, what? Funke said more loudly raising her hands in the air.
Matthew heaved and said slowly, I will bell the cat.
Funke smiled at Matthew sweetly. She knew the battle had been won but the war was going to be fierce.
He stood up
Funke dialed a number on her phone
The phone rang twice, then a baritone male voice at the end said hello.
Funke spoke swiftly
Goke give me all the investment opportunities you have that can yield profitable returns in 3 to 6 months
Matthew walked out of the room.
He had just put himself In deep trouble.
Would the team listen to him? Would they care about investment?
He went to the toilet looked in the mirror and spoke straight at his image
Matthew Coker; you can do this
He called Akin on the phone
Akin was the chief copywriter. He was responsible for all the fun ideas the team implemented and the boat cruise was not an exception.
Akin do you know that we can turn this 10 million to 15 million by the end of the year?
Akin looked at Matthew in disbelief and stated
Is MMM back?
Matthew shook his head vehemently. No akin that’s not it.
With all these investment fraud going on abeg make I spend my money to happy ooo
No, no, I kid u not Akin. it is real
Everyone was happy; Akin was sipping wine while some of the children of his colleagues were running around
Each team member had come with their spouse. Even though Funke wasn’t married she insisted on treating all the immediate family members of her team to a weekend getaway at Inagbe resort
Matthew lifted one of the kids and swirled her around as she squealed with laughter
They had invested the 10 million and it had generated 20 percent interest in 6 months which was not bad at all. Though Funke had been the one to suggest the trip, everyone happily obliged. the team now understood the advantages of investing and was willing to do more. Thanks to lectures from Goke the investment broker who was an LBS alumni. Apparently, Goke and Funke were members of Emba27. Matthew tapped Akin on the shoulder, Its time
The fireworks went off.
It formed the words,
To a true leader.funke our own gem