Chapter Five

Yet, one could not find more different people than the two Chief Executives. Both brought to the company, as their fathers did in the past, different skills, outlooks and expectations.

But the difference in personalities began to undermine a harmonious joint management on their part. Marco was widely acknowledged as the risk-taker of the two, while Paul was more like his father, prudent, cautious and not prone to rushing into decision-making. Their relationship became dysfunctional. Soon, Marco found that he could not work with Paul and decided to break with the Salteris. Marco tried to convince his family that "we should try to go alone".

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