Chapter 15. Box Focus

“Well it has everything to do with it,” I said, surprised by the strength of my opinion.

“How?” Bud asked.

“How?” I replied.

“Yes, how?” Bud said with a slight smile.

“Well, to begin with,” I said, “nearly everyone at work is in the box, as near as I can tell. At least nearly everyone at Tetrix was.”

“So what?”

“So what?” I repeated.

“Yeah, so what?” he said.

“Well, if we’re in the box, we’ll be inviting others to be in the box as well, and we’ll end up with all kinds of conflict that gets in the way of what we’re trying to do.”

“Which is what?” Bud asked.

“What do you mean, ‘Which is what?’”

“You just said that all of that conflict would get in the way of what we’re trying to do. So my question is, What is it we’re trying to do?”

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