Chapter 102 – Popularity (2)
This was the first time Linda Hu was on the cover. As her owner, he definitely needed to support his beloved horse!
When the first payment was sent, he noticed that there was a ranking on the app, and seeing that his username was on the top, he knitted his eyebrows and found it troublesome.
If Su Jin saw this, she would probably think that he bought the copies for her, right?
Whatever! He had already spent the money and he couldn’t get it back now. If Su Jin really asked about it, he’ll just mock her for overthinking this. He was just doing this to support his beloved horse, so what does this have to do with her?
A few days passed, Mu Xiulun had just finished his work when he recalled this matter. However, he noticed that the Weibo ID never contacted him.
Mu Xiulun was speechless.
He opened the app to see that he had dropped out of the rankings. Therefore, without a second thought, Mu Xiulun paid again and after refreshing topped the list with his iceberg profile picture.
In the comments section, there were countless people enthusiastically discussing the mysterious Mr. Mu, most were about who he could be. He seemed like a very rich male fan, but how come they had never heard of him in the entertainment circle?
Though everybody discussed enthusiastically, coming up with theories, etc., they were still very far from figuring out Mr. Mu’s real identity. As for the one who actually knew of his real status, was currently keeping mum, least bothered to even message him.
Mu Xiulun was dumbstruck.
If there was a word to describe Mu Xiulun’s feelings right now, it had to be “unhappy.” He felt that it wasn’t because he was narrow-minded. After all, who would feel happy after finding out that they were being ignored?
An unhappy Mu Xiulun tossed his phone into the drawer, called his secretary over, and gave him orders.
“Gao Ling, notify all the employees above the director level to head to the conference room right now. We’re going to have a meeting on next year’s first season’s strategies.”
Secretary Gao flipped through the calendar and thought: That’s not right. It’s not even November right now. Why are we having a meeting on next year’s strategies? We’re not even done with the PowerPoint for this season’s report!
On the way here, he saw the Investment Department’s heads pulling their hair because of these numbers. But since the boss had spoken, he had no choice but to carry out the orders.
Secretary Gao asked, “Then I’ll go invite them over to the meeting. This meeting will take… three hours?”
Mu Xiulun looked at the phone in the drawer and said, “Five hours.”
Boss, boss, what’s the matter with you?! Weren’t you famous for efficiency? What meeting will last five hours long? Could it be that you’re planning to purchase a mine?
The truth proved that Mu Xiulun’s greed wasn’t easily satisfied by the purchase of a mine.
At the meeting, the young businessman who just took control over Indonesia’s mine revealed his business plans to the trusted aides. He was long dissatisfied with copying Mu Group’s mining company’s old ways. He didn’t want to become some “mining boss” and decided to expand his business, heading in the direction of new resources!
When new resources were mentioned, many people not from the field thought of solar energy and nuclear energy. In reality, on the market, the high-nickel battery was the popular new power source.
A high-nickel battery was the core of the battery for the electric automobile. Just like how ordinary vehicles can’t do without gasoline, electric automobiles can’t start without battery. The nickel within the battery determined the capacity of the battery.
Mu Xiulun didn’t plan on hastily entering the battery industry. After all, the battery industry was a high pollution industry, and the government had already restricted the installation of new factories. The existing factories were controlled by regulatory bodies and it didn’t welcome private investments. However, he could take a step forward and produce “byproducts” or “electrolytic nickel” and “nickel sulfate.”
It was an extremely huge risk at this, but high risk meant high return.
The meeting dragged on from the original five hours to six, seven, eight hours… The higher-ups expressed their opinions, each one had their own apprehensions. However, Mu Xiulun convinced each and every one of them.
When this exhausting but satisfying meeting had finally ended, it’d long passed the time to get off work. The clock pointed towards midnight and the directors and general managers packed their briefcases while complaining, quickly running off.
Secretary Gao was almost dizzy from the excess information he received and lay on his desk without a care for his image. He asked, “CEO Mu, I don’t think you need to get into the battery business. You have too much energy. You can last 48 hours without sleeping! Unlike me, I need to charge for two hours long and can only endure working for five minutes. When I run out of battery, I need to recharge.”
Mu Xiulun asked, “Portable charger?”
Secretary Gao replied, “I need to find things to help me relax, like playing with cats, dogs, and games.”
Mu Xiulun knitted his eyebrows and said, “What do you mean by ‘playing’? This phrase doesn’t sound nice at all.”
Secretary Gao hurriedly explained. “It’s nothing bad. I can’t really explain it in detail. But as long as it can help relax your body, you can use this phrase.”
Mu Xiulun nodded, seemingly understanding this.
The conversation continued and Secretary Gao asked, “Then CEO Mu, how do you recharge when you run out of battery?”
As Mu Xiulun was about to say something, his phone which had been quiet the entire time buzzed. It was the sound of a notification from WeChat.
Mu Xiulin would never know how quickly he’d picked up his phone. What’s more, he didn’t know how quickly he smiled and how his eyebrows relaxed after seeing the message.
On the screen, there was a familiar name.
【Dr. Su: Transferring 100,000】
【Dr. Su: The fans want to take first place. Mr. Mu, don’t get involved, ok?】
【Mr. Mu: What’s wrong with paying for my girlfriend?】
【Dr. Su: …】
【Dr. Su: There’s no problem. 】
【Dr. Su: I hope you and your girlfriend bear a son soon.】
【Mr. Mu: Thank you, but I like daughters.】
Mu Xiulun who’d finally gained the upper hand was in an extremely good mood.
He placed his phone down and saw Secretary Gao staring at him in curiosity. He thought about it before replying. “You asked me how I recharge? By teasing people.”
Secretary Gao was bewildered.