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07/07/2010

Interns and Planning

In June, we took on our first "in-house" intern, Andrew Schwartz. Andrew's only a Senior in High School, but thinks, and gets work done, at a Graduate School level. He's smart, quick, thinks critically, and wants to learn. For the short time he was here, he kicked tail.

He also taught me a valuable management lesson. An intern, or employee for that matter, is only as effective as the plan. If a medium or long term plan isn't established ahead of time, real work quickly turns into busy work. As our team grows, I want to make sure everyone stays effective not just efficient. Staying effective is a combination of smart people and a good plan. We're good at attracting smart people, my growth is in keeping everyone aligned on the goals.

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