Chapter 5

President Nelson Holds Budget Review

Before heading to work the next morning, I saw two e-mails. The one from my father-in-law was short and to the point.

Congratulations on a good start. However, you should recognize that winning a war is harder than declaring one and that achieving a plan is harder than making one. Best Wishes, Al.

The second e-mail was from my boss, the president of the company, summoning me and my peers to a morning meeting. Surprisingly, the subject was not disclosed, but the level of importance was marked as urgent.

Stopping for gas on the way to work, I filled up at my normal station. While pumping, I thought about our mission plan. I had planned on spending $100 dollars less each month for the car, but had not ...

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