Taylor’s plan is awful!
“Hi, Mr. Andolov. You may remember me as the employee who deliberately torpedoed a pitch, insulting you and undermining my employer’s trust.
“I’m here because I’ve been developing a quant fund behind said employer’s back. Two of my team quit, so I let a sociopath complete the project with close to zero oversight. It’s completely untested, so I expect it to outperform every other quant, including those that re-crashed the markets in 2011.
“Axe spent weeks, perhaps months building your trust, but I want you to pull your money and give it to me instead. We should both completely ignore the repercussions of betraying a vindictive billionaire with a colorful history of crushing his enemies.
“My pronouns are they, theirs, and them.”
There’s no way this could be their plan… there must be something else up their sleeve.
It’s sloppy writing.
Taylor is going to go to Andolov, who is going to spill this information to Axe, and Taylor will be permanently on Axe’s shitlist. Axe will undermine Taylor at every move and try to ruin her life, perhaps successfully.
All that is completely inconsistent with Taylor’s character. If she can supposedly think 50 moves ahead in 4D chess, then she would know full well how Axe would react to her a) leaving with proprietary information (which will get her sued to kingdom come) and b) trying to steal one of his investors. And no way she can have any kind of counterplay for that reaction. Also, why go after Andolov as an investor at all? Axe only did it as a last resort. There are tons of others she could try to get instead.
What do you think ?