By k | September 28, 2007 - 6:00 am - Posted in New Business Development

A huge entertainment venue was opening soon. 
The owners hired a specialist to come in and
set up controls and accounting systems. 
This specialist needed help
so they called me in. 

I told the owners up front that
since I had no industry experience and
hadn’t formally documented controls in a decade,
I was not the right person for the job. 
They insisted on hiring me anyway (only for a week). 

The control they assigned me? 
The all important cash. 

There are two key lessons in this story. 

One is if a specialist is hired to do
a task outside of her core strengths, 
she is no better, yet higher paid than a junior jammer. 

The other is to not delegate
the most important task to a junior jammer.  

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