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Chapter 1045: Conceited, Delusional and Ignorant
Wen Xinya had stood to gain from the board meeting this time.
After the board meeting ended, Wen Xinya greeted the shareholders and directors who were all in awe and approval of Wen Xinya.
“Hahahaha, it’s no wonder that you’re Old Wen’s granddaughter! You’re just as suave and shrewd as Old Wen.”
“I can understand why Old Wen regards you so highly. You really have what it takes to be the successor.”
“Not only are you good in your academics, but you’re also very concerned about the Wen Corporation’s interests too. The Wen Family has a successor.”
“We old fogies aren’t as smart or quick-witted as you youngsters. It’s no wonder that they say the world belongs to young people now. They’re right.”
Wen Xinya remained polite and modest despite receiving all these compliments.
Her humbleness won herself more compliments and praise from the shareholders.
Wen Haowen watched as the shareholders who were usually harsh and critical towards him shower Wen Xinya with compliments. It was rare for them to do that. He looked rather cold and could not conceal his anger.
What is this for?
I painstakingly managed the Wen Corporation to make sure it runs well and I absolutely deserve credit for my hard work. I’m obviously better than that greenhorn Wen Xinya who knows nothing. Yet, why do they all put her on a pedestal?
Wen Haowen stared at Secretary Cao who was standing beside Wen Xinya, instantly losing his rationality.
Secretary Cao was Old Mr. Wen’s most trusted personal secretary whom the latter had even allowed to join the board of directors. The fact that Secretary Cao was helping Wen Xinya simply meant that Old Mr. Wen was in support of her ideas.
Since Old Mr. Wen wanted to give Wen Xinya a little push, the shareholders would obviously rush forth to curry Wen Xinya’s favor.
What a joke. I’ve never received such support or concern from the old man despite being his son and the rightful successor.
Soon, Wen Haowen, Wen Xinya, and Secretary Cao were the only ones left in the meeting room.
Noticing the sullen expression on Wen Haowen’s face, Wen Xinya decided to ignore him. Instead, she shot Secretary Cao a glance and got ready to leave the meeting room.
“Xinya!” Wen Haowen yelled, suppressing his complicated emotions.
Wen Xinya stopped in her tracks and asked with a frown, “Father, the board meeting is already over. Do you have any other issues?”
Wen Xinya obviously could not be bothered to act all pretentious with Wen Haowen. However, at the end of the day, she did not actually fall out with him yet. In fact, she had already developed a tacit understanding with Wen Haowen because of Old Mr. Wen and the understanding would have to continue.
Wen Haowen looked at Secretary Cao with an ambiguous expression.
Wen Xinya c.o.c.ked her head sideways and said to Secretary Cao, “Uncle Cao, I have something to discuss with Father. Please wait for me outside.”
She tactfully expressed her thoughts.
Having caught the hint, Secretary Cao glanced at Wen Haowen before leaving the office.
An icy cold gaze formed in Wen Haowen’s eyes and he asked smilingly, “Xinya, how did you get the idea of joining the board meeting as a shareholder?”
He wanted to find out if Old Mr. Wen was the one who instructed her to do so, and what Old Mr. Wen’s opinion towards the entertainment city was.
Wen Xinya answered, “It’s the summer break now and I don’t have much to do, so Grandpa got Secretary Cao to teach me some things about the business. I happened to hear Secretary Cao mentioning about today’s board meeting, so I got him to arrange for me to attend the meeting as a shareholder so that I can have an eyeopener.”
Wen Xinya was indirectly saying that she had joined the board meeting simply because she wanted to gain more knowledge.
However, Wen Haowen obviously wouldn’t believe her words. Wen Xinya obviously came prepared. “Was it yours or Father’s idea to set up an independent company for the development of the entertainment city?” Realizing that he sounded a little harsh, he added in a mellower tone, “Xinya, don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean anything else. I just wanted to know what your Grandpa thinks about the independent company. After all, he’s still the chairman.”
After hearing Wen Xinya’s vague answer, he could already deduce that Old Mr. Wen was the one who arranged for her to join the board meeting. Otherwise, the shareholders wouldn’t have treated her so nicely.
Wen Xinya shook her head and answered, “It’s completely my own intentions. Grandpa doesn’t know about this at all. I came up with this solution because I saw you fretting over the entertainment city.”
Wen Haowen had the audacity to ask her that question because he suspected that Old Mr. Wen was the one who put her to it. After all, he would never believe that Wen Xinya had come up with the idea all by herself.
Wen Haowen wouldn’t believe, but he wouldn’t voice his thoughts either. Staring at Wen Xinya angrily, he hollered. “Nonsense!”
Wen Xinya hung her head low and remained silent. Actually, she had already guessed that Wen Haowen would be infuriated because of the fact that things did not go according to his plan and that he would take the chance to teach her a lesson.
Wen Haowen continued, “I thought that your Grandpa had approved of the ideas that you raised today. That’s why I allowed you to act brazenly. Even when you angered the shareholders by almost turning up late, I did my best to placate them and waited until you arrived to commence the board meeting. Yet, it turns out that you had decided all of these on your own.”
Wen Haowen turned red while anger surged through his veins. He completely forgot that he was the one who was trying to sow discord between Wen Xinya and the shareholders earlier on.
Wen Xinya smirked coldly without uttering a single word.
Seemingly having found an outlet to vent his anger, Wen Haowen continued in exasperation, “I think your Grandpa indulges you too much. That’s why you’ve become so conceited and dauntless. You don’t know your limits at all. You may be the Wen Corporation’s successor and you may own 10% of the Wen Corporation’s shares, but you still haven’t officially joined the management team. How could you intervene?”
Wen Xinya continued to keep quiet.
Wen Haowen was actually speaking some truths. So long as she hadn’t officially joined the management team, it would be difficult for her to intervene with the company’s decisions. During the board meeting today, she miraculously managed to secure her footing thanks to Old Mr. Wen.
Wen Haowen continued, “You’re only 18 years old and you’ve just turned legal. The corporation’s matters are no child’s play. I don’t object to you showing up at the office every now and then. After all, you’re the Wen Family’s successor and it’d be good for you to showcase your abilities appropriately. However, the corporation’s decisions and policies are no laughing matter. One mistake and the Wen Family’s reputation will be affected.”
Wen Xinya said calmly, “Father, I understand.”
However, Wen Haowen insisted on teaching Wen Xinya a lesson, though she did not take it to heart at all.