Tonight, businessman Bartholomew Braniff is making the biggest boardroom presentation of his life: a proposal of marriage to the equally industrious Claudia.
Everything is perfect -- the numbers have been crunched, the projections have been double-checked, and even the ring has been market-tested.
But Claudia wants flowers and violins, not charts and graphs.
Luckily Spike the waiter is there to make sure that it's a done deal.
"Good Business Sense" was inspired by people and situations that I encountered while working for a major investment bank in the 1990s. I was intrigued by the mystery of how the men and women around me were somehow able to find companionship and happiness within a suffocating environment of profit-driven success at the expense of personal relationships. I imagined a lovely young couple trying to make a go of it together but constantly tripping over themselves and each other on this mine-riddled path. "What would happen," I wondered, "if this couple were aided or even guided by a patient spirit who said the right thing at the right time? Would they end up together?"
"Good Business Sense" is my answer to that question.