(1). A nationwide tour you convince your bosses that you and your new, super-hot assistant should take to market some new product to your regional sales teams. Be prepared to be fired and/or divorced by the time you get home.
“Hey Ken, I think we need a roadshow to get the word out about the new whatever-it-is we’re rolling out next quarter. Happy to spearhead the effort on this. I think we should start in Honolulu and work our way east.”
(1). When you sit down with a stockbroker to see if you can glom onto his book of business (or … ahem! … “look for potential synergies“).
“So, I went through a little hand-to-hand combat with Ken and I think we were able to identify a couple of accounts where we could be helpful. He wants us to do it at no charge, of course, which may be a bit of a challenge.”