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You've often told your colleagues, "If those guys upstairs knew what we know down here, they'd do things completely differently." Now here's your chance. Your boss brings you to a meeting with a bunch of C-level executives. Instead of just throwing you a technical question or two, the executives ask you to tell them what you think, their questions moving further and further from your areas of expertise. The CEO is listening to you attentively, your boss is watching you warily, but all you can think about is the bead of sweat forming on your forehead. Your dream moment is about to turn into your worst nightmare. What should you do?

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 2 )