November 10, 2008

The CEO that Tuned Out

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.

6 comments:

kennhyn said...

haha, I did watch the firm....good blog u have here...all the best, cheers!!!

Ernie said...

Thank you Kennhyn for your support.

Anonymous said...

Humorous! Kinda fun seeing those extremist failing. They claim knowing everything in the world, yet just bullshit.

SS said...

a lot of people just TALK because of their position or designation and they think the title brings them go round the world... Know a little and brag to whole world...
age is not a matter, experience and knowledge are always important... so what you are 50 years old and you know nothing but "talking".

Guess many of us attended TTT training since young (TTT = Talk The Talk)

vrempire said...

Oh my, what a wonderful and controversy writing you have here Mr Ernie. Wish I can attend your course :)

NEIMA said...

Excellent stuff...