The conversation between Jiang Chen and Mr. Xiang continued until noon, and it didn’t end until Assistant Yang brought an unfamiliar man into the office.
The man looked exasperated: “Grandpa, didn’t I tell you to rest at home? Why did you run out without even bringing the driver?”
The conversation being interrupted, Mr. Xiang raised his hand impatiently: “I said I don’t need to rest, I’m in better health than your father. Don’t worry about me, if you want to worry, then just worry about him. Xiao Jiang, let’s continue.”
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Jiang Chen nodded slightly to the man as a greeting, and then continued to discuss the topic just now with Mr. Xiang, “Based on the current technology…..”
Only then did the man notice Jiang Chen. His eyes fell on Jiang Chen’s face and he was taken aback for a moment, then he turned to Li Nanfeng and asked, “He is…..?”
“Jiang Chen.” Li Nanfeng introduced Jiang Chen briefly, and said with a smile, “Mr. Xiang came early in the morning. The two of them haven’t rested since discussing together at ten o’clock. I was just going to ask them to go downstairs for a meal together.”
The man’s gaze stayed on Jiang Chen. Don’t know what they were talking about but the young man suddenly pursed his lips and smiled. The dimple on his cheek deepend as his smile widened. Those handsome features were full of smiles and really gave him a sense of deja vu.
“Will you eat with us later?” Li Nanfeng smiled and said, “Uncle Xiang? Uncle Xiang!”
Xiang Hong came back to his senses suddenly, but he didn’t take his eyes off Jiang Chen. He raised the corner of his mouth in a smile and said, “Okay.”
Li Nanfeng looked at him suspiciously, then suddenly realized something. He leaned into his ear and whispered: “Similar right.”
Xiang Hong tilted his head, quite puzzled: “What?”
“Jiang Chen——” Li Nanfeng glanced at the old man and young man chatting happily together, and lowered his voice: “He looks similar to He Qianyang, right?”
Xiang Hong frowned, carefully looked at Jiang Chen’s profile again, shook his head and said, “No.”
Li Nanfeng raised his eyebrows in surprise. He thought that Xiang Hong kept staring at Jiang Chen because he thought he looked a lot like He Qianyang, but if it wasn’t for this reason, why was he staring at Jiang Chen? So puzzled, he simply asked.
Xiang Hong looked away and smiled slightly: “I just think it’s amazing, it’s rare for a child of this age to chat with Grandpa so happily.”
Li Nanfeng smiled back, but he was still dubious in his heart. However he was just asking casually, and if Xiang Hong didn’t want to say it, he also did not ask further.
With a low cough, he walked up to Jiang Chen and Mr. Xiang, and under Mr. Xiang’s unfriendly gaze, he said with a smile, “Mr. Xiang, Xiao Jiang, I have already asked my assistant to book a seat at Zhuyun Pavilion downstairs. Let’s go down and eat.”
Jiang Chen raised his hand, and only then realized that it was lunch time. The conversation between him and the old man was really pleasant, and he got a lot of inspiration and new ideas from the other’s words.
Society progresses with the advancement of science, but the great human migration before the start of the interstellar age resulted in a loss of a lot of important data, including computer science research data. These lost data were very valuable in all aspects. The human beings in the outer galaxy were isolated and helpless, and spent a period of dark times because of their weakness. This period of time was called “the reclamation years” by later generations, which showed the retrogression of civilization at that time.
The era after Jiang Chen’s rebirth was already the “Interstellar Era”. Human beings in the Interstellar Era have become one of the most powerful creatures in the universe. Their scientific development technology was even ahead of the major galaxies, and their civilization was second only to the race with the highest intelligence, the Nier race. Whenever the ranking of races in the universe was mentioned, some students would always say angrily: “If no information was lost during the Great Migration, we humans would have developed decades earlier in the interstellar world, and the level of civilization would definitely be higher than that of the Nier race!”
At that time, Jiang Chen also thought that if there were more detailed materials and documents from their predecessors, his Changjiang might be more perfect. Because of this, he chose ancient history, hoping to learn from the perspective of their predecessors and get some inspiration from the level of civilization at that time.
Therefore, after being reborn and returning to this life, even if he already had the ability to reach the sky in one step, he still chose to enter the modern colleges of higher learning to study things step by step, because the basic theories and knowledge of the Interstellar Era were different from the knowledge taught by universities today. Perhaps these lost differences would become his inspiration for perfecting Changjiang.
And this morning’s conversation with Mr. Xiang let Jiang Chen, who had benefited a lot, confirm his thinking——through checking and making up for the lost data during the Great Migration, and combining the new knowledge and technology of the Interstellar Era, he might truly be able to create a more perfect Changjiang.
Even during lunch, Jiang Chen and Mr. Xiang didn’t stop discussing. At first, the two of them could still exchange a few words in between bites of food, but eventually they simply put down their bowls and chopsticks and rejoined a new round of discussion.
Although Li Nanfeng was in charge of the scientific research department, he was not knowledgeable in this area. Except for participating in some important decisions, he hardly interfered with the research of various departments of the scientific research department. Therefore, he only felt that these technical terms that were uttered by Jiang Chen and Mr. Xiang were difficult to understand, and even the food in his mouth was difficult to swallow.
He coughed lowly, and said to Xiang Hong who had been eating in silence, “Uncle, you talk to your grandpa, he barely ate anything.”
Xiang Hong swallowed the food in his mouth unhurriedly, and said, “I dare not interrupt him at this time.”
Li Nanfeng was silent for a moment. He opened his mouth while looking at the old and young pair opposite, and finally lowered his head to pick at his rice.
The meal was very enjoyable, and Mr. Xiang was very reluctant when it was time to say goodbye to Jiang Chen. He invited him to go to his house to find him to continue discussing the unfinished topic just now, and held his hand while entreating him to seriously consider applying for Hua University. In the end it was only after Xiang Hong wrote down Jiang Chen’s phone number, saying that he could call Jiang Chen for him anytime in the future, that Mr. Xiang finally got into the car without hesitation.
When they returned to Li De, it was almost two o’clock. Li Nanfeng said: “Let’s have the meeting at two o’clock.”
Jiang Chen smiled and said, “Wait a while, there are still two people who haven’t come.”
Li Nanfeng: “Who else?”
“My two friends who are the people involved in this cooperation.”
Before lunch, Jiang Chen took the time to call Huo Bo and Shen Xu and asked them to come to Li De to have a meeting with him in the afternoon. After a long talk with his parents yesterday, he basically relayed what he told his parents to them.
“Your research and development team?” Li Nanfeng was confused, but he remembered that Jiang Chen said before that all his current achievements were completed by him alone.
“Not really.” Jiang Chen said with a smile, “It’s my two friends. When our cooperation ends in the future, I will cooperate with them to start a company. Letting them come over now can be regarded as learning and accumulating experience in advance.”
Jiang Chen had made it clear to Li Nanfeng from the very beginning that he and Li De were just a business relationship, and all the results of his research and development were currently only sold to Li De, but in the future it was absolutely impossible to only provide it to Li De for use. The cooperation between the two, to put it simply, was just Jiang Chen providing the results and future upgrade guarantees, and Li Nanfeng providing funds and a research laboratory in return.
Seeing Jiang Chen saying it so candidly, Li Nanfeng didn’t know whether to be angry or to laugh. He looked at Jiang Chen’s young and harmless smiling face, raised his hand and put it down again. He plopped down on the sofa, and pushed the hair back from his forehead, tsking: “Okay, another nemesis.” Helpless, he could only tell the secretary to go down to pick them up.
Huo Bo and Shen Xu were very punctual and arrived before two o’clock in the afternoon. Following behind the assistant, Shen Xu looked left and right at the top floor of Li De, and then gently bumped Hou Bo’s arm: “It turns out that Li De is this big inside, and everyone coming and going looks very elite. I’m a little nervous.”
Huo Bo was also observing the surrounding environment subtly. After hearing Shen Xu’s words, he said lightly: “We are just here to listen. We will just stand by Jiangzi’s side later, don’t be nervous.”
Shen Xu whispered: “I know it too, but I’m still nervous. Ai, when did Jiangzi become so talented in computer technology and could even cooperate with Li De? He was so tightlipped that we were kept completely in the dark. If he hadn’t called to remind me not to be late, I would have thought what he said yesterday was just a dream…..”
Huo Bo was silent for a moment, then said lightly: “Too many things have happened in the past six months.”
Shen Xu was startled. He slightly pursed his lower lip, and fell silent.
Assistant Yang knocked on the door, came in and told Li Nanfeng and Jiang Chen that everyone was here, and Shen Xu and Huo Bo were already outside the door.
Li Nanfeng nodded: “Let’s begin the meeting.”
Jiang Chen and Li Nanfeng came out of the office together, and saw Huo Bo who was waiting on the sofa, and Shen Xu who looked extraordinarily calm and mature today for some reason.
“You’re here.” Jiang Chen walked towards the two of them, looked at Shen Xu, and asked Huo Bo, “What’s wrong with him?”
Huo Bo glanced at Shen Xu: “Probably nervous.”
Jiang Chen raised his eyebrows, Shen Xu couldn’t stop talking every time he was nervous, but today he was very quiet.
Li Nanfeng glanced over the faces of Shen Xu and Huo Bo, and looked at Jiang Chen with a smile: “Are these two your classmates?”
“Shen Xu, Huo Bo.” Jiang Chen briefly introduced them to each other. After greeting each other, the group went straight to the conference room.
There were already quite a few people sitting in the conference room. Seeing Jiang Chen coming in behind Li Nanfeng, most of the people present were obviously surprised. When they saw Huo Bo and Shen Xu behind him, they were even more surprised.
Li Nanfeng walked to the main seat and sat down. Assistant Yang reached out to the left of Li Nanfeng and said to Jiang Chen, “Mr. Jiang, please have a seat.”
Jiang Chen nodded, thanked him and sat down, while Shen Xu and Huo Bo were taken to the back seats by Assistant Yang.
When everyone arrived, the conference room quickly quieted down. Li Nanfeng introduced everyone present to Jiang Chen one by one: “This is Zhao Wentao from the Legal Department, this is…..” After a brief introduction, he went straight to the point: “I believe everyone has seen the test reports and market evaluation of the new facial recognition system and voice system, and the main content of today’s meeting is to formally finalize the details of the contract with Mr. Jiang, as well as the future cooperation plan…..”
Li Nanfeng’s team were all people who had many experiences in the business circle. From the beginning to the end of the meeting, the tone and words seem to be discussing, but in fact every word was fighting for the interests of the company, and they used various methods and even risk reports to try to prolong the length of the contract with Jiang Chen. Jiang Chen was not good at and did not have much experience in negotiation, but he insisted on his bottom line and never wavered. No matter how much they said, he would just smile mildly, without any intention of taking a step back, and eventually the final discussion result was confirmed——
Funded by Li De, a laboratory was set up in Jiang Chen’s personal name. The laboratory would be fully under the charge of Jiang Chen. Li Nanfeng had no speaking right to it except for providing funds, and in return Jiang Chen needed to provide Li De with system patches and upgrades for the next three years. In addition, Li De needed to pay Jiang Chen 5 million yuan system usage and service fees every year. This fee would change in the second year according to the estimated sales in the first year. If the amount was 10% more than the previous year, Jiang Chen would receive a profit dividend of 0.5% of the sales.
The meeting lasted for nearly three hours before Jiang Chen and Li Nanfeng finalized all the details of the contract. After the R&D department’s newly opened laboratory was sorted out, the legal department drafted the contract, and the two parties could start cooperating.
When the meeting ended, it was past five o’clock. Li Nanfeng wanted to send Jiang Chen and his two friends home, and Jiang Chen didn’t refuse.
On the way back, Jiang Chen asked, “What did you think of the meeting just now?”
Huo Bo pondered for a moment, and said: “Li De’s team is very powerful, but you are very clear about what you wanted from the beginning to the end, so the final result should not have been much different from what you originally thought.”
Shen Xu rubbed his chin and said, “I think you could still have negotiated more with them in terms of sales. I noticed their attitude and there seems to be room for negotiation in this regard.”
Jiang Chen’s eyes curved in a smile. Although Shen Xu and Huo Bo didn’t say a word during the whole meeting, he knew that they had been listening attentively. Even though Huo Bo and Shen Xu didn’t have any experience at this time, one was born with a keen sense of business, and the other had a precise grasp of people’s emotions. Jiang Chen believed that they would make rapid progress and grow into the business elites they were in the previous life without much time.
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Shen Xu clicked his tongue a few times, hooked an arm around Jiang Chen’s neck, and said, “God Jiang, I didn’t realize that in such a short few months, you have pulled off such an earth-shattering undertaking behind the backs of your brothers. Tell me, do you intend to treat us to a meal or——”
“I’m going to start a company.”
Shen Xu’s words were interrupted in the middle, and before he could react, Jiang Chen raised his eyes and smiled slightly: “A company that belongs to the three of us and which will stand at the top of the world’s technology in the future.”
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