Friday, 23 May 2008
Hundred millions of people worship God, respect him and want to be him. Although we don’t have divine powers to create Adam and Eve in our backyards we dream of becoming a greater man than the neighbor living next door. Becoming an influential entrepreneur so high on the hierarchy that we can play basketball with the moon has been the life goal of many male two legged creatures on earth. The epitome of entrepreneurship is building an entire consisting of business spread across there different continents with you holding the control of all firms with an iron grip. It's time to examine life at the top.
Waving a business card as friend eating dinner with you on a Friday evening is a lost art. The business card has simply lost its status of giving people the perception that the owner is a big time hitter. With countless of internet site offering 100-250 business cards for a mere €/$4 a highly computer literate
porn surfing 14 years old boy can order a batch tonight and have them in his bedroom on Monday morning.
In the midst of the business card left on the curb the pen is still left standing tall. Since the introduction of PCs handwriting is a lost art. Despite all the technology enabling us to live weeks without even touching a writing instrument, the pen is still one of the most powerful instruments in the world. All treaties, business contracts and marriages are still sealed with signatures using a good trust worthy pen. So what better way is there to awe fellow acquaintances and business partners by pulling out a silver 30 gram fountain pen out of your left chest pocket?
Premium writing instruments tend to be overlooked because people are content with the free pens they have collected from various banks, conventions and post offices. What the masses are missing out on is the efficiency of premium writing pens. Writing with some premium ball point pens is like ironing a silk shirt, 100% smooth with your soft hands barely having to apply any pressure because gravity and the weight of the pen does all the work for you. As a CEO you don’t want to do any unnecessary labor of pressing the pen hard against paper, slapping it or nudging the tip on your tongue just to get the ink flowing. Naturally the average man shouldn’t go off and buy a €8 000 Montblanc pen unless they are sitting behind a mahogany table with a banker's lamp on it like Hayden Christensen in the movie Awake.
Laying in the bed wrapped around in Egyptian cotton the morning begin with flicking through a news paper reading the headlines, latest acquisitions and scanning for any interesting news in the corporate world. After a breakfast drinking freshly pressed juice and eating croissants brought to your residence every morning by a catering company you jump into your standard attire, tailored suits.
With an appetite for three piece suits and double breasted suits you have an established relationship with a Savile Row tailor like Richard Anderson or Norton & Sons who served Winston Churchill back in the late/early 1900s. Naturally you don’t have to waste time visiting the store, instead, the store visit you at the office letting you browse through look books of new materials.