Sometimes, we meet people who place themselves on high horses. They seem to like the view from up there – but remember, the higher you are the harder your fall will be – especially if you’re too full of yourself.
Now, about a year ago I met Tengku Zafrul Aziz, who was at the time CEO of Tune Money Sdn Bhd – for the uninitiated, he has since resigned. When I read about this resignation, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud and hard. This was particularly humorous to me because in 2007 when I met him during a recording of The Firm, Tengku Zafrul decided to tell me about the top, middle and bottom lines about generating revenues.
The impression he gave me was that he came from wealthy stock, but uncertain of his standing in the business/entrepreneur circle. The papers stated he declined “…to elaborate further” about his resignation. Convenient isn’t it? Take what you want when you want it and then wash your hands of it when things get overwhelming. It’s probably better off this way.
Tune Money, like any other company needs a CEO worth its salt – a brave and bold captain to steer the ship away out of treacherous shark-infested waters. Not someone who, instead of bailing water out of a sinking ship, chooses instead to bail himself out. The last time I checked, captains went down with their ships – those with integrity anyway.