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Chapter 15

THE SCHOLAR

MEET THE SCHOLAR

AScholar steps onto a stage in front of a large audience. The room is quiet, waiting for her to begin. She walks to the lectern and sets down a thick pile of notes that corresponds with each slide of her presentation. Although she is not a natural performer, she has the information she needs to feel confident. Or perhaps, considering the sweat on her collar, she is just “confident-ish.”

Her presentation is data-driven and to the point. The audience listens respectfully, impressed by how much the Scholar has prepared for the event. Of course, a few audience members check their iPhones to see what’s on the ...

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