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During my early days as a Professional Service consultant, I used to travel from one customer site to another, effectively living out of a suitcase. I was in my mid-20’s, and the lifestyle was fun and adventurous — it gave me the freedom to work without being tied to a 9–5 office gig. However, there was one thing that I couldn’t escape no matter how many miles I flew: an overbearingly strict boss. 

My manager was your typical Type-A from New York City with a razor-sharp tone and someone who had never used a pleasantry in his whole life. It was all business all the time, and he demanded the solutions I was building be top-notch. I have to thank him for teaching me an extremely valuable lesson — one that I’d carry throughout the rest of my career making my customers successful. A motto he repeated so many times it’s permanently inked onto my soul: 

“Don’t ever make a dashboard unless it’s interactive!”

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