If you don’t know your boss that well, sitting down with him or her for the first time can be a nerve wracking experience. But what if you face the task of building a giant tomb to memorialize the wife of a famously strict, all-powerful emperor?
When Indian emperor Shah Jahan’s wife died in 1631, he ordered his court architect Ustad Lahauri to build a massive tomb to honor her memory. Imagine being in Lahauri’s position when he found out that he got handed this truly monumental assignment. What would be your first step?