If your enemies hurt you, take double the payback” from TV series “Hazawa Naoki”
There has been much talk about banking recently but not for the usual reasons like overseas acquisitions or global expansion. Rather, the talk has been more in living room, focusing on a popular TV series from Japan.
The hit series gives a peak into a competitive, hierarchical world of banking. It focuses on a middle manager who challenges his boss and even financial regular if he besides they are doing something wrong.
In extreme conservative world of Japanese banking, such a character would stand out by a mile. What captures so much attention is the main character, a loan manager at XXX bank. He does not hesitate to challenge upper management and also people outside the bank, brandishing his trade mark expression the one I said at the beginning “If your enemies hurt you, take double the payback.”
Some characters in the drama remind us of people in our life. In that sense, so real, is happening everyday. It is so brave that the main character dares to stab his boss in the back. I think it is certainly getting fired if it is really happened in the real world. Take me for example, my friend “A” was a leader of the activity and I was a vice-leader he assigned last semester. We both have no argument until two weeks before the activity I ask for all run down to make the final check. Because of his condition was at the low ebb that time, the relationship between he and other classmates were quiet terrible. I was at the false position between him and others. It is really awkward that how can I make him laugh and be calm down, and also the problems which I found in timetable. The only way I did was doing nothing and using the hurtless way I thought to let him know what the problems he made and how we can solve them. Actually none of us like the main character dare to tell him the dissatisfied we have.
So, perhaps, in the real world there just few people can behave like him, Hazawa Naoki, stand out to against the enemies.