Friday, November 10, 2017

The Last Man Standing

Well, at Richemont it would appear to be Jérôme Lambert.  For many of us, this had been a forgone conclusion for some time.  It was never going to be a tenable solution for the long term, putting two alpha males at the same perceived level with the ultimate prize only available to one of them.  Not unlike Thunderdome, two men went in, one man came out.

I know that sounds a bit dramatic, but when you are talking about getting the corner office after that many years of service?  Well, let's just say that if you felt strongly enough that you were not going to be at the final rose ceremony, you might set out for potential pastures greener in say, I dunno', Grenchen.  Put more simply, you don't tend to walk away from the biggest pot of your life if you think that you have the winning hand.  

It also bears mentioning, that it is entirely possible that this was not exactly the way it was planned, but Mr. Kern's surprise departure to play Head Pilot at Breitling might have forced Mr. Rupert's (and Richemont's) hand.  

It has been a drama full of twists, turns and palace intrigue.  But for now, it appears that Mr. Lambert has won this particular game of Powerball.

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