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A few months ago, I received an email from a young ex-colleague asking if I'd write a letter of recommendation for him as part of a grad school application. Remembering an excellent consultant, I immediately agreed. That he was applying to an MS program in statistical science made my task even easier. I didn't ask, but would like to think my time as mentor influenced his path at least a little.

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Comments (8)
I love this. I am so glad, I am not alone. Thanks!
Posted by Peggy M | Wednesday, April 21 2010 at 3:07PM ET
Hi Steve,

Nice article. One of the things that we constantly face is having to choose between technical prowess (competence) and the ability to create line-of-sight between the problem at hand to the overall strategy/ performance improvement objective. Reminds me of a stem and leaf plot with out regard to the forest - pun intended ;-)

-greg

Posted by GREG N | Wednesday, April 21 2010 at 3:09PM ET
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