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July, 2012:

What does it take to be a good captain anyway? Part III

Back in May, I put up a couple of posts regarding what it takes to be a captain. Maybe now some people are starting to figure out why. 🙂

Here are the links in case you’re wondering what I’m talking about:

First post Second Post

More than anything else, these posts were just for my own “therapy”, while projecting my own thoughts about a particular subject that was raised to me. I was also dealing with the situation that I’m about to talk about, in this latest installment. 

So, as many people out here may know by now, there is some particularly vocal discourse going on right now by Andiamo’s former “captain”, Fabio Brunazzi. 

At this point, let me just say that this is FAR from the worst  thing that has been happening with Andiamo. Trust me, you don’t know the half of it, and it’s the stuff novels are made of. Or, at the very least, bad reality shows. 

Since I’ve been the minority owner for quite some time now, and been essentially staying out of Panama as much as humanly possible, I haven’t had the kind of control I used to have, obviously. I placed my trust in some key people to keep things going smoothly without me. Instead, things have unfortunately gone rapidly awry in the operation of Andiamo in recent months. So much so, I found myself needing to step back even further, and disconnecting from the business and the situation (I posted about that here) even more. This fallout has far more to do with the majority owners and management than anything else. That story will be told in due time (and soon). It will, indeed. 

But for now, I shall deal with Fabio’s rather public declarations. 

This morning, I received an email that Fabio sent out, along with a PDF file of another letter. It’s a long, winding diatribe. He makes quite a few wildly inaccurate allegations, which he knows are not true. In any case, I will state my response, and everyone else can make their own determinations. Anyone who knows me, knows I am not one to mince words, or sugar-coat things. I’ll tell it like it is.

Much of the horrible stuff happening behind the scenes of Andiamo, are mostly having to do with the conduct of a certain person. Who, incidentally is named many times in the discussion I have with Fabio below. There is much more that will be coming out, particularly since it’s clear that Andiamo’s glory days are indeed over. This is thanks to an incredible amount of horrific misconduct and malfeasance.

As I was joking to Lena the other day, it appears to be ending like a tragic opera, where “everybody dies”. 😛

Anyway, as I’m sure this is going to make for a lot of conjecture, speculation, and discontent, my goal is to spell things out as clearly and truly as possible.