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Chess Not Checkers by Mark Miller

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A Different Game

On Thursday morning, before Blake left his house, he did a quick Google search for Jack Deluca. He quickly learned Debbie had understated Mr. Deluca’s accomplishments. He had not only led a wildly successful global organization but also served on several presidential task forces; he was a major donor to numerous universities, and he was named the most admired CEO by several magazines over three decades. All of this fueled Blake’s desire to be a little bit early. He didn’t think Jack was a man you wanted to keep waiting.

When Blake got to the park, he began to walk. He wasn’t exactly sure what he was looking for, other than a crowd. He walked past a large playground and then he saw about twenty-five people standing around a picnic ...

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