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How To Cheat On Your Boss

Starting a business from your cube . . . without getting caught

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This story appears in the March 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Tales of running a start-up on someone else's company time possess the same lurid tone usually reserved for rumors of office affairs or political conspiracies. Entrepreneurs talk of covert phone calls, of suppressing the desire to just confess, of hiding personal papers under an innocuous cover sheet, of seemingly casual strolls to the fax or printer while silently praying that the office busybody isn't in the vicinity.

With time at a premium, the temptation to "sneak around" from the cubicle's confines can sometimes be too great to ignore, and you may find yourself questioning whether that pesky word "ethics" is going to haunt your every professional action.

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