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.
IMO, if Adam truly wanted ONLY that, he would not have included a ticking time bomb attached to it. It's not like Adam didn't know the fallout including Jack, but Adam needed a just in caser, in case daddy doesn't do what HE wants, he has to make him pay. And it's that back up plan of his, that ruined this reunion, not Vic. Adam is so smart and savvy, he could have raised that money without Jack and really proved he only wanted his father's acceptance and love, but he didn't, he just have to have a back up plan.
I don't doubt Adam can run a business, and even bring it from the brink, but he'll do whatever it takes, and crossing the law won't be a problem, which of course, will once again, be his down fall. Because Adam can never do anything the right way, just any way necessary.