Yesterday, I had my first big Tippingpoint Labs internship screw up. I had to put together a chart for a presentation, and I messed up my data. Not a big deal – but I didn’t know I screwed up until my boss called me in to say, “WTF is that?”
I treated the project like I was back in school, doing it to get a grade to move onto the next job. But this is real life, and I love it for its consequences. The stakes weren’t high but the experience reminded me why I double check my work before I email it in. Because when winning the client is on the line, when I hit the send button I better deliver.
How have you screwed up? More importantly, what did you learn from it?