CHAPTER 9

Presentation to the Board

Friday, 11:30 a.m.

It is finally Friday. It has been a long week, but certainly a productive one. The road finally seems downhill toward the finish line.

“Bi-beep,” the internal chat system lights up in the corner of Katherine’s screen. She is the CEO’s chief of staff: “Hello Katherine, can you type?”

“Yes, sure.”

“Next Thursday there is a board meeting. They would like you to present the project you are driving. Are you okay at 15:00?”

Conflicting emotions run through Katherine’s mind: amazement, pride, panic, happiness… After all, the question is probably rhetorical, so she hurries to answer: “Sure, 15:00 is no problem, thanks.”

Only after answering, it occurs to her that she could have asked a few more questions, ...

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