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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