Most off-site sessions took place at a nearby hotel, which Rich and his team preferred for a few reasons: it was a short drive from San Francisco, it had a nice conference center, and perhaps most important, the hotel chain was a client of Telegraph and gave the firm a special rate. While they weren’t afraid to spend money when necessary, Rich and his staff were proud of their culture of eliminating superfluous expenses.
The annual planning session was a different animal. For one, it was a two-day affair. Second, it was held at a resort called Meadowood, an understated but elegant facility in the Napa Valley, an hour’s drive north of San Francisco.
For the past three weeks since his performance review with Rich, Jamie had been observing ...