I’m A Baller - Chapter 80
Gloating about Liu Yuanfang’s misfortune and predicament, Wang Yan was in a good mood.
Judging from the current situation, at least one thing was certain — the other three were not very willing to sign a contract with Liu Yuanfang.
Needless to say, it was definitely Ling Ya’s work.
Liu Yuanfang was not a good partner. He was decisive and had the ability to execute, but he did not have the magnanimity to treat others with sincerity.
Miko and the others were not nurtured by Liu Yuanfang to begin with. They did not have any rapport with him at all. If Liu Yuanfang didn’t handle the revenue distribution well and Ling Ya added fuel to the fire, it would be strange if there were no conflicts between them.
Was Liu Yuanfang Stupid?
Actually, he was not stupid.
By reaching Wang Yan, Liu Yuang proved that he had seen through Ling Ya’s trump card. He had locked on to the crux of the problem — He had to go through Wang Yan in order to take care of Ling Ya, then lock the contract with the four people.
In addition, it was a smart decision not to make the call himself but to ask Wang Siming to step in.
Liu Yuanfang knew very well that he did not have any leverage over Wang Yan. But Wang Siming was different. There were very few people in the country who could reject principal Wang’s olive branch.
Unfortunately, Wang Yan was not an ordinary rich boy. He did not need to ingratiate himself with anyone.
Liu Yuanfang got the wrong idea.
It could only be said that a wise man who couldn’t control his greed was often denser than a single-minded fool. Failures usually happened for a reason.
This should be a cautionary tale…
Wang Yan soon figured out what was behind Wang Siming’s phone call. He had to admit that the 79 points of intelligence were very powerful indeed.
The only thing he didn’t understand was that Liu Yuanfang was only the president of a small agency. Even though he had four mukbang, it would be impossible for him to have enough influence to ask Wang Simingb to do his bidding.
But Wang Siming actually contacted Wang Yan personally…
The news had long since made it clear that Wang Siming had 500 million seed capital in his hands, which was more than the annual profit of a large company.
So, the simplest way was to spend 10 million per person to sign a contract. If it wasn’t enough, then he would add even more. They would be able to crush any obstacles on the way no matter what kind of schemes people had. There was no need for them to ask for Wang Yan’s help.
Wang Yan couldn’t figure it out. It had nothing to do with intelligence. Instead, it was because he didn’t have enough experience. He didn’t have a sufficient understanding of how to invest and operate capital.
Picking up bargains and maximizing revenues were essential skills for any qualified businessman. The things that could be solved with a blank check should definitely not cost money. The things that could be solved with fifty thousand Yuan should never cost a million.
The four big eater streamers might only have a total of 100,000 real viewers. The direct benefits that they could bring were not worth mentioning.
However, they represented a trend, a separate category of live streaming, which increased the platform’s traffic and competitiveness.
How to estimate the value?
Therefore, this matter wasn’t over yet.
To be honest, Wang Yan really didn’t want to get involved.
Whether it was a live streaming platform, a live streaming agent, or some live streaming guild…
He wasn’t interested in any of them.
The entire live streaming industry only had a market of less than 4 billion in the first half of this year. With a bunch of companies meddling in it, how much money could each of them earn?
It would be a waste of effort.
Getting to know Wang Siming?
He was even less interested.
They were not in the same social class now and would never be in the future. What was the point of getting to know each other?
It was fine to do professional a*s-kissing. But Wang Yan couldn’t possibly act so obsequiously in person.
He would rather play his own game and not participate in these stupid matters. Wang Yan originally thought so and was prepared to do so, but now he was a little reluctant to part with Ling Ya.
It had nothing to do with his feelings for her. He just suddenly felt that it was very interesting to work with such a girl.
Wang Yan had not seen much of the world in his short and monotonous 18 years of life. He lacked a basic concept of what a real elite was like.
Until now, there were only a few people who could make Wang Yan admire wholeheartedly.
The one with the strongest organizational ability was the class president, Yu Qiuli. She had prestige and had great abilities to put things in order.
The one with the best learning skills was Qiu Xiaogu. His family was very rich, and he spent a lot of time playing around. However, he was easily ranked first in the whole class, which made the students seriously doubt themselves.
The one with the best service skills was Dave. He could think of everything ahead of the guests. He was meticulous yet not overly flattering, which made Wang Yan feel he was well taken care of.
And Ling Ya was the most quick-witted one with the highest EQ, the fastest reaction, and the bravest heart.
In fact, Lin Weiwei, Fu Yushi, and Wang Xue all had high EQs, but girls who studied art were different. They were more like flowers that bloomed leisurely in a greenhouse.
Ling Ya, on the other hand, was a seemingly weak but wild weed that seemed to be able to sprout wherever it was thrown.
Wang Yan was really looking forward to this girl’s development. He really wanted to see just how much of a surprise she could bring.
The live streaming was only a small business that wasn’t absolutely necessary. However, if Ling Ya could really do the preparatory work well, Wang Yan would definitely give her a chance.
Earning more or less was not important. It was just planting a seed and waiting for the fruit that might come.
If she could work with him, he would certainly help her gain a bright future.
Before dinner, Wang Yan sent a message to Liu Li. But the young lady was firm: She really didn’t have time.
It was true that she didn’t have time. But it was also true that she was afraid of Wang Yan’s tricks.
Wang Yan understood her feelings very well, so he didn’t force her and let her rehearse in peace.
Liu Li’s persistence in her pursuit was a very good thing. It made her much better than those gold-diggers around them.
For the first time in his life, Wang Yan felt he was very lucky to be able to explore and enjoy life together with such a goddess.
If he hadn’t met Liu Li on the train, the C-list models he basically bought with money would be nothing more than tools for him to vent his primal desire. There was nothing enjoyable about that.
What he had now was truly great.
He would be able to taste the sweetest fruit after waiting patiently for a few more days. They could put an end to each other’s teenage years in the most ritualistic manner. It would definitely be the most unforgettable experience in his life.
It was great to be rich.
It was great to grow up.
Wang Yan leisurely went downstairs to eat after exclaiming to himself. He was alone.
It wasn’t that he couldn’t find anyone to keep him company. He also didn’t have to hang out with Liu Li’s best friends all the time.
It wasn’t a big deal to play together occasionally. But it wasn’t good for anyone to stick together every day.
He didn’t go very far for his meal. He just ate downstairs in the cafeteria.
It cost 298 yuan for each person, and the food was very good. It could completely satisfy Wang Yan’s requirements for food.
Did he have to eat delicacies all the time?
Even nouveau richer were not that pretentious, let alone ordinary people.
CEOs of large corporations still ate noodles and simple meals when they were busy. Principal Wang would happily go to eat street food with his friends. He wouldn’t change his habit no matter what.
So, as long as Wang Yan was happy.
Wang Yan ate in a good mood. He tried everything. If he liked it, he would eat more. If he didn’t like it, he would avoid it. Eating alone could still be enjoyable.
After his meal, he went out of the hotel and followed the North Road of the West Third Ring to walk to the north. He wanted to stroll around and tour the capital after dinner.
What was in the north?
If he walked for four kilometers along the Auxiliary Road of the West Third Ring, Peking University would be on his right, and Haidian Park would be on the left. The Yuanming Garden was further ahead and Tsinghua University was on the right.
If he still had energy after visiting Peking University and Tsinghua University, he could take a detour from the West Tucheng Road on his way back, passing by the Capital Film Academy.
Therefore, Wudaokou was a blessed land of culture. There were at least a dozen top-tier universities, as well as two colleges famous for beautiful girls.
Wang Yan mainly wanted to visit Peking University and Tsinghua University. It was impossible for him to be admitted by these schools but he had dreamt about it in the past.
In his dream, the poorer version of Wang Yan worked for an elite Tsinghua graduate. He was a horrible employee who got fired soon.
Alright, this stupid dream would never happen. In the future, he could try to hire a few Tsinghua graduates. If they didn’t do a good job, he would scold them, “You both came from Wudaokou. The students from Peking University next door are doing much better than you! ”
Wang Yan was quite mischievous… Haha!
As for now, Wang Yan’s thoughts were very simple. He would the next four years in a second-tier college. Before that, he wanted to take a stroll around the campuses of Peking University and Tsinghua University to get a whiff of elitism as a memento.
It was in memory of his high school days when he had worked hard while yielding no results.
At the same time, it was also the best confession to the future.
Wang Yan strolled down the street in the capital city in the dusk with a calm mind. All of a sudden, he felt a touch of wonder in his heart.
It was a complicated feeling that was hard to explain. Somehow, however, it made Wang Yan feel at ease.
Perhaps… it was the feeling of freedom?
He visited the Weiming lake and sauntered around Tsinghua Garden. It was already night when he came back. Contrary to the rumors, he did not see a row of luxury cars in front of the Film Academy. The campus was empty and silent.
Wang Yan could not help but laugh. He suddenly remembered that the Film Academy started the new semester on September 8th.
According to the Internet, there were many beauties in this year’s acting class. He wasn’t sure if there was anyone like Naza from the 2011 class, who was universally acknowledged as the prettiest girl of the Film Academy with just a photo.
However, being too famous wasn’t necessarily a good thing. A simple video uploaded by her ex-boyfriend made her the enemy of the internet in an instant. She might be too willful herself. But most people were smearing her because they were jealous of her beauty and fame.
That was why the most important thing in life was…
Wang Yan really admired that girl. She was gorgeous and carefree. There was nothing people could do about her even though she was having fun in reckless ways.
Right now, the hottest topic on Weibo was her relationship with another actor and how she stole him from a fellow actress.
Tsk tsk, it was like a battlefield of Hell…
Lin Weiwei and the others were gossiping with high enthusiasm during lunch yesterday. They even asked Wang Yan what he thought about it.
What could Wang Yan think?
Everything went smoothly on Wang Yan’s way back to the hotel. There wasn’t any drama that was worth people’s attention.
He took a shower and went to bed.