Quote Please_listen: IMO, if Adam was that brilliant and savvy, he wouldn't need NE, he could go and scratch out his own legacy, as of now, he's only riding his father's coatail. Adam hasn't had anywhere near the success his father had at his age, and that's without the ivy league degree.
Adam is smart I give you that, but it's his other traits that are his downfall.
Adam wanted to be part of NE because it was family. Not to take it over but to run it with Daddy. But now that Daddy Dearest has shown just how little he truly cares all hell will break loose. No doubts Adam can build a bigger and better company in the end. With out Victor. Victor will not stomp him out as he has Little Nicky in the past.
Adam knew going to Jack for help was the wrong thing to do' he knows how his father feels about Jack. so nothing will convince me that he and Jack did this out of the goodness of their collective hearts. Adam could have shared his plan with Victor from the beginning, but he didn't.
And I agree, if Adam is the bigger, badder, smarter Victor (who I can't stand) then he can go build his own Newman Enterprise from the ground up (not really, though, since he has made a lot of money from NE) then he can talk about Victor, but not before.
This reminds me of a story of a man talking to god, saying he can create a humen being just like God. God tells him to do it. The man reaches over to grab some dirt to make mud. God says, "No, go get your own dirt." Adam, Jack, go get your own dirt.