What's that smell?

Charlene Li says her best workplace mistake ever was not telling her boss that he smelled really bad.
Apr 30, 2013

"At the start of the day, he'd be freshly showered," Li wrote in her blog for the LinkedIn social media network. "But by the end of the work day, a horrible body odor hung around him. I knew I wasn't the only person noticing this as other people in the office began mentioning it to me.

"The worst part — he was a really awesome boss and no one could bring it upon themselves to tell him."

Li, a founding partner of the Altimeter Group in San Jose, Calif., stressed about what to do about it for several weeks before finally muscling up the courage to act.

To read more of Li's "My Best Mistake: Not Telling My Boss He Stank," CLICK HERE.

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