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The Starfish Files: One Leader's Account of Insight & Inspiration Under Duress by Alexander Hiam

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8. A Light in the Dark

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The manager recalled something he’d heard someone say a long time ago: “When you are ready, the teacher will appear.” He hoped it was true, because he sure could use a little more advice. And yet he realized he had no way of contacting the mermaid to let her know in advance that he had decided to come to the ocean that night. And so far, no teacher had appeared. He sure needed one about now—but he had to admit he wasn’t sure that needing help and being “ready” for it were quite the same thing.

He sat on the rock in the dark for a long time, wondering how to call a mermaid. He really had no idea, but so far she seemed to ...

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