It was the year of 1992 and I one of the proud owners of our family's rather large manufacturing business.
The head of engineering Mr. Pange and I had just reviewed his very attractive proposal to save our company a great deal of money and also improve quality significantly.
I gazed at this soft spoken man with amazement and respect and asked Mr.Pange, "we are lucky to have you on our team. I am sure you must have saved your previous employer a lot of money and problems?"
He replied "Not a single rupee,Sir"
"Why?" I asked incredulously.
He said, "I presented my boss with an fantastic proposal which would have done wonders for the organisation, but he refused to even listen. It was the first and last time I made a suggestion until I joined you."
His boss insultingly dismissed him saying, "If I want your opinion, I will give it to you. Now get back to work"