That would make a lot of since, Ridge owns a large portion of FC and turns around and starts a company that would be its rivial. Where do these idea come from?????
It make much more since for Brooke to start a rival company against Ridge. That if she has the brains to do it. Go back to being a chemist and make another belief. She is the one that brought it up. What else is she good at, modeling pj's. Maybe they will let her take her prop bed with her, you know for interviews.
It doesn't make any sense to say Ridge should quit. Eric will eventually give him the CEO postion, after he gets tired of trying to play matchmaker. Eric does know what is best for his company.
Rick fell into making the company profitable, he really didn't do it by himself. Caroline designs, Hopes HFTF, and the jewelry boost from the diamond. Nothing he really brought to the table, Eric knows this.
Brooke backing Rick is because she is so angry at Ridge for not jumping her bones as soon as he came back home.
Why would Ridge start his own company? Because he said he would never answer to the president of FC. Or because every one of his demands at the boardroom were turned down. Or because his vision of the future of FC was rejected.
One person can't have interests in two competing companies? But they can and they do. It's called hedging your bets. People do it all that time. That way no matter what, they make money.
But that wasn't the only options Ridge had be co-vice president or quit. He could have stayed in the same position he's in, head designer(?), he could have had Thorne's old job, he's a Forrester there will always be a job at FC for him.
Rick didn't do it all himself. He put together a winning team. That is being a good CEO. He is to be congratulated.
But I don't understand why Brooke should start a rival company? She didn't make demands and had them all turned down. Her vision for the future of the company wasn't soundly rejected. Her son is president. She just got a promotion. Her love isn't having a hissy fit because she's working with Ridge. I admit Bill wasn't happy about it at first, but he seems to have adjusted. Her career is going great.
Brooke can't win. She defends her son as being president of FC and does not want her daughter's line marginalized. But she's not sticking up for her children, no she's just mad because Ridge didn't sleep with her. Please. Ridge's ego might be so big that be believes something as silly as that, but I'm not buying it.