The First Temptation
“Tell me this, Andy. What was the best day of your career?”
Andrew considered asking the old man not to call him Andy, a nickname he’d worked hard to kill since business school, but then decided it wasn’t worth the trouble. “What do you mean—”
Charlie held up his hand to interrupt Andrew, like a kind parent. “Try not to make it complicated. Just tell me what your best day was.”
Andrew considered it for a few seconds. “I’d have to say the day I was promoted to CEO. One year ago tomorrow.”
Charlie seemed disappointed by the answer. Not judgmental. Just disappointed. “Why?”
Andrew was surprised by the question. “Gee, Charlie. Being CEO is a pretty big step in a person’s career. I worked for twenty ...

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