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The Hamster Revolution for Meetings by Tim Burress, Mike Song, Vicki Halsey

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Iris turned to me. “I hope I didn’t offend you…by saying that I didn’t need help with meetings.”

“Oh no,” I replied. “I understand completely.”

She fidgeted in her seat for a moment.

“I’ve noticed lately—there’s a lot more leg room on these flights.”

“There sure is,” I agreed, smiling gently. Iris was quiet for a moment.

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Suddenly she asked, “How exactly do you help people with meetings?”

I smiled again. “At first, you may think my approach is a bit odd.”

“No I won’t,” said Iris emphatically. “I promise.”

“Okay,” I said. “If you feel like a hamster on a wheel—running harder and faster but getting nowhere—that’s a serious problem. You need more than just a few tips and tricks to reclaim your life.”

“Sounds reasonable,” encouraged ...

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