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The Phoenix Project by George Spafford, Kevin Behr, Gene Kim

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Chapter 31

It’s 12:13 p.m. when I walk into the SWAT team kick-off meeting. My hair is dripping wet and my shirt is soaked from my ride back in Erik’s convertible. Chris is talking. “—and so Steve has authorized this small team to deliver the promotion functionality and do whatever it takes to make a positive impact on the holiday shopping season.”

Chris turns to me and points to the back of the room. “I went ahead and ordered lunch for everyone to kick this off. Go ahead and—what happened to you?”

I wave away his question. Looking at where he’s pointing, I’m pleasantly surprised to see a turkey sandwich lunch box still at the back. Grabbing it, I take a seat and try to gauge the temperature of everyone in the room, especially ...

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