As Labor Day passes, we poor startups have to send our summer interns back to school. One of them was our amazing prospector, Dave Fort, who’d been doing a great job for us finding exciting leads before it turned out that HBS wanted him back. But how to say a proper goodbye?
Our answer, inevitably, was a puzzle. Specifically, the brilliant Lance Nathan, still our first and only employee #1, wrote this puzzle for us all to do over lunch to celebrate. Give it a shot — it’ll be fun even if you’re not a puzzle person and even if you don’t know the wonder that is Dave Fort. Just remember that the final answer is a single phrase you get from stringing the matching letters together. It’s a reminder for us and particularly for our writers of hard team puzzle hunts that it’s nice to get a little extra joy from a puzzle you can solve quickly, all on your own, and a reminder that our interns are great.