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Chapter 2612

“Yes.” Charlie nodded and said, “I don’t know how much you know about the Banks Family. Back then, the Banks Family and my father didn’t deal with it very well. The Banks Family even set up an anti-Wade alliance and united many other families to come to fight my father together, so the Banks Family is also the enemy in my eyes. Now the Banks Family’s ocean transportation business is completely stranded. I think it is a good opportunity for me to take advantage of it. So I started this idea.”

With that Charlie added: “I originally wanted Ms. Young to undertake this business, but she told me that doing this business requires a very in-depth understanding of international trade and the laws and regulations and tax policies of major trading countries in the world. She feels that she can’t do the job, so she recommended you. It seemed just right. We just met last night, so I came to visit today. I wanted to ask you to help. I didn’t expect you to be my mother’s former classmate.”

Mr. Riley silent for a moment before saying: “Charlie, now you choose ocean shipping as a starting point, this judgment is correct. In the future, the proportion of global trade will definitely become larger and larger. More and more large-scale manufacturing companies have begun to engage in global supply chains. Take the automobile industry as an example. A car will use Brazil and Steel made from iron ore in Australia, rubber originally produced in Southeast Asia, high-precision electronic equipment and control modules from Virtue and Japan, and then combined with China’s other upstream and downstream industrial chains and labor. Among them, most of the transportation of raw materials, spare parts and complete vehicles rely on shipping.”

“Not to mention the automobile industry, even clothing, it is now a global supply chain. You can buy a coat for two or three hundred. You may use cotton from the United States, fabrics from China, and Japan. Produced zippers, and then use labor from Vietnam, Bangladesh, Romania and other countries, and finally ship them from these producing countries to the country, and finally sell them to you.”

“With the increasing number of such globalized supply chains, the ocean shipping market will get better and better. Now the Banks’ license has just been revoked, which is the key to speeding up the reshuffle of the domestic ocean shipping industry.”

Charlie nodded, and asked: “Professor Riley, I don’t know if you are willing to do this for me? You can raise the issue of treatment at will. Whatever you say, I will do.”

Mr. Riley suddenly felt melancholy, sighed, and said: “Charlie, let me tell you a heart-wrenching story, if I didn’t give up my job, then I might now be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or even like Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. He makes more than 100 million U.S. dollars a year easily. The reason why I gave up my high income and chose to teach in college was because I vowed before my wife’s grave that I would only teach in the second half of my life. No longer do business, and no longer run for money.”

Charlie asked in surprise: “Professor Riley, your wife has passed away?”

Mr. Riley sighed: “Hey, back then, the so-called professionalism was too strong. All of my classmates have become executives and even partners of large groups. Many others have successfully started their businesses and become billionaires worth billions of dollars. I am unwilling to be left behind, so I work very hard, staying at home all year round. The time is less than a month. At that time, I was flying around the world in first class every day, and I had no time to care about the lives of my wife and children.

“Once, when I was on a business trip in Japan to talk about projects, my wife called and told me that she always had headaches recently, but I didn’t have time to take care of it. I just let her take some ibuprofen or go to the hospital by herself. Who would have thought that six months later, she would leave me because of a malignant brain tumor.”

Mr. Riley’s eyes were slightly red, and he reproached himself and said: “From the day she was diagnosed, I realized that I was so in the past and had made fatal mistakes over the years. Money is important, but money is by no means omnipotent. Money cannot replace love, family affection, or health. No matter how much money I earn, I can’t change my wife’s life, nor can I relive it. My daughter is true to me. So at that moment, I swore to her that from now on, Mr. Riley will only teach and educate people, and will never become a slave to money!”

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