Q&A with Sarah Watson

Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for taking your time to answer our questions! What is the number one trait you look for in a junior strategist to join your team?

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Weaponized curiosity. I want people who want to get to the bottom of why things are how they are and will go to great lengths to find out.

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