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The Journey of the Accidental Leader by Stephen D. Gladis

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The First Day

On Sammy’s first day on the job, he got lost. He had written down the wrong address and ended up on East 76th Street instead of East 67th Street.Consequently, when he went to hit the elevator button for the 20th floor and saw that the building’s floors stopped at 15, he checked the return address on the letter his father had sent him, realized his error, hopped into a cab, and headed for 67th

That day his father’s longtime executive assistant, Mary Martell, showed him around the office. Mary was a slight woman with short brown hair and blonde highlights, maybe 45 or 50 years old, and walked with a self-assured gait. The tour lasted about a half hour and covered both the 20th and 21st floors of the building. A few people bustled ...

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