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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away
Sometimes the timing just isn’t right and you miss out on that one true hire. This week, we discuss heartbreaks in hiring and the opportunities you can capture from the resumes that just slip through your fingers.

We all have one. That potential hire with a stunning resume and agreeable ethos. The one that you just need in your organization. Sometimes, it’s a client — a project or bid that your organization didn’t get. For whatever reason, it just doesn’t work out. Such is business.

Whether they’re a potential hire or client, the one that got away can be more than just a faded photograph on your dresser. If you treat these situations right, they can provide valuable opportunities to introspect your organization, build strong business relationships, and, perhaps, establish a successful partnership the next time around.

Pour a drink as we reminisce about the ones that got away from us and reflect on what we learned from each of these experiences.

Hugo Spritz

Hugo Spritz

Hugo Spritz
Light. Bubbly. Refreshing. Three things combined in one cocktail to keep you cool — body and mind — despite the humidity. Though profoundly refreshing, the Hugo Spritz could hardly be simpler.

It begins with ice, limes, and mint; soon to be joined by St. Germain — an elderflower liqueur — and prosecco, one who needs no introduction. Finished with a splash of soda water and a sprig of mint, the Hugo Spritz is honest, tasty, and quite frankly, one of the best decisions you can make on a hot summer day.


  • 3/4 oz. St Germain
  • Prosecco
  • Splash of soda water
  • Mint
  • Limes


  1. Fill the glass with ice.
  2. Add limes and mint to the glass.
  3. Pour St. Germain.
  4. Top with prosecco.
  5. Add a splash of soda water.
  6. Garnish with more mint.

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