100-Word Challenge, Day 078


The sounds of conversation drew Hagen’s attention to the conference room, a little section of the office where Albert held informal court with some of the executives and advisors of the various enterprises that he had interests in.  The informal nature of the location left most executives either profoundly uncomfortable or overly at ease, either one left Albert with an advantage.  The board room was as much a battlefield as any place where armies might meet and Albert was a general of unparalleled ability.  He knew exactly how to create an environment that gave him every advantage and left his opponents with none.

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