Chapter 10. The New Career Rules

I wasn’t supposed to be the one speaking, yet there I was, presenting and flipping through the slides. The responsibility had fallen to me. I was scared to death. Every single person in that room had more knowledge of this stuff than me. I could have said no. As I looked at the two people sitting in the back of the room, I realized why I had said yes. One was my former boss, the one who had opened the door to this job for me. The other one was a loyal coworker, the one person who had come through time and time again and made this project work, even through some desperate crises and adversity. I looked at the two of them, took a deep breath, and kept on delivering my first presentation.

October 2002

My father ...

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