Royal Kahuna

  • During economic downturns, when the normal tricks of the trade no longer apply, chance tends to favor dreamers with a love for what they do and a passion for helping people create value.

  • Royal Kahuna
  • His colleagues called him
  • "An under par guy,
  • with ideas of things
  • that no one would buy."
  • His motor, they joked,
  • was stuck in reverse,
  • until business took
  • a turn for the worse.
  • The future looked dim
  • for their secret sauce.
  • But his recipe
  • could lighten the loss.
  • Though on holiday,
  • a day's flight away,
  • he handled events
  • the Hawaiian way.
  • Inclined to hang loose,
  • and welcome some sport,
  • he sought out patrons
  • around his resort.
  • A golfer at heart,
  • he gave them a call
  • and planned out a game
  • productive for all.
  • The main attraction?
  • A full eighteen holes,
  • where black lava sands
  • met shimmering shoals.
  • They teed off at dawn,
  • to freshly mowed turf,
  • a mild trade wind
  • and breathtaking surf.
  • No woods were on fire.
  • No irons were hot.
  • Most chip shots were shanked,
  • and putts missed a lot.
  • But, like a true pro,
  • he helped them pick clubs
  • and taught them new ways
  • to laugh at their flubs.
  • Without monkeyshine
  • or marketing gloss,
  • his virtue alone
  • got points across.
  • And with a strong grip
  • on strategic facts,
  • he landed their trust
  • and hefty contracts.
  • His Kahuna style
  • and aloha way,
  • had hit the sweet-spot
  • that carried the day.