CHAPTER 18

• Thursday, December 18

When she wakes up on Thursday morning, she feels well-rested and excited about the day. Part of it is from having gotten a full night of dreamless sleep. But it’s also because today is when the finalists for the Innovation ideas will be pitching the entire Innovation Council. As promised, Bill picked fifty of the most respected people from across the company, making them responsible for choosing the first three Innovation ideas to be staffed and explored.

Those three winning submitters would each have a team handselected by Maxine, and they’d have ninety days to explore the viability of the idea, investigating market risk, technical risk, and business model risk, and hopefully achieving some fantastic agreed-upon ...

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