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July 26, 2013

What Is The Most Catastrophic Error Made By An Intern At A Tech Company?

When I was 21, I almost lost several hundred million dollars by threatening to mutilate one of our customers.

In my senior year in college, I worked full time as an intern PM at NetApp NTAP -1%. I spent most of that time at work being groomed and prepared to be a full PM, and given that my background was in cryptography I got pulled into a lot of customer meetings related to security.

One of our customers at the time was undergoing a big change with their security architecture,  and I tagged along with one of the directors to the meeting. I was one of ten PMs giving talks on roadmap and our plans, and I had 30 minutes to convince their CIO and CEO that we could integrate our new systems well with the new security infrastructure they were rolling out.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2013/07/26/what-is-the-most-catastrophic-error-made-by-an-intern-at-a-tech-company/