By the next day, Brent is back on Unicorn, and one of the level 3 engineers has joined Dick’s team somewhere in the snowy Midwest. Within hours, I get copied on an e-mail from Sarah:
From: Sarah Moulton
To: Bob Strauss
Cc: Dick Landry, Steve Masters, Bill Palmer
Date: November 11, 7:24 AM
Subject: Someone is undermining Project Talon
Bob, I’ve discovered that Bill Palmer, the acting VP of IT Operations, stole the critical resource for Project Talon.
Bill, I’m deeply concerned with your recent actions. Please explain to us why you ordered Brent to return home? This is absolutely intolerable. The board has instructed us to explore strategic options.
I demand that Brent rejoin the Talon team as soon as possible. ...