Interlude Two Page 12
Walker (thinking): If he’s coming out with research that I’m not, may as well leave him in business. As long as he keeps making it available.
Cohen: So, be honest with me . . . do you think the company’s objectively worth bidding on? Not that I have any interest in selling my baby, mind you.
Walker: Mmm . . . I can see it cleaning up nice. Its biggest problem has been lawsuits, and those are largely your own fault. The foundation is solid. Five years under my leadership, and I could build something worthwhile on that.
Cohen: What makes you think I won’t build it up to your standards in five years anyway? After all, everything I know, I learned by studying from the best . . .
Cohen: I don’t want to be the one to say it, but . . .
Walker: That was dreadful. Let’s never do it again.
Cohen: Thank you.