ReadersAfterDark

Please welcome Jennings Wright author of Soloman’s Throne.

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My very first “real” job (meaning not in my dad’s office, not an internship with my uncle’s business, and not waiting tables) was as the assistant to the president of a company in Irvine, California. I was Mr. Hewitt’s secretary, fancy title notwithstanding, and while he was a good boss, that kind of job didn’t really suit me. But as a first job, it wasn’t bad, and the owner was very wise and business savvy, which has helped me tremendously during the twenty-plus years I’ve been a business owner myself.

The one thing that has always stuck with me was what he said when we were interviewing applicant after applicant for a job. I was young, just out of college, and most of them seemed pretty good to me. I couldn’t quite figure out what he was looking for, so…

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