Jericho Rogers paced the stage, his hands steepled. “If you stop demanding excellence, you stop getting it,” he said. “That’s been my watchword since childhood. I still remember my father using it, word for word, when he fired our nanny. It wasn’t that she had done anything wrong–she had just failed to live up to the standards of excellence set for her, and so she was gone. That’s the attitude I have here at GesteCo, and that’s the attitude I expect of each of you as well.”

“Did he just brag about how his dad being shitty to the nanny is the foundation for his success in tech?” said Laurel.

“His dad being a multimillionaire was the foundation of his success in tech,” replied Olive.

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