In 2001, I got a job I wasn’t qualified for.
I was hired by a big oil company to lead a new project with dozens of developers to build a product that would be used by every employee in the company.
No pressure, right?
On the first day, the hiring manager realized I was in way over my head and pulled me aside to tell me I had 2 weeks to “figure things out”.
I had no clue what that meant… but the stakes were clear, and I couldn’t lose this project.
I hadn’t worked in 2 months and if I failed, it meant moving back in with my parents. Read More