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Chess Not Checkers by Mark Miller

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Harder Than It Looks

Blake made the call and signed the papers. He went to his boss at Dynastar and announced his decision. Then he told his teammates. He shared that he had stumbled on the opportunity of a lifetime and felt like he needed to give it a try. All these conversations went surprisingly well, and everyone was extremely encouraging.

On Monday morning, Blake drove to his new company. He arrived early—early enough to be the first one there. With a little convincing, a security guard finally let him in since Blake didn’t have keys yet.

While waiting for the day to officially begin, he sat at his desk and stared at his new laptop. Just as he realized he didn’t know the password, his thoughts were interrupted by a knock.

“Good morning, ...

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