Sorry for the mixup. Again, if anyone knows how I can share that whole private post and thread, let me know!
So before considering whether I was redundant in my role and moving on to a new one, I noticed that they didn't seem to have a list of what "all of my technology needs" were.
Funny. They missed that part.
At least they were honest about it. I think that's the first time I've seen that particular caller ID.
He had never done something like this before (though we were aware that he loved Journey), and it's pretty cool when things like this happen.
In 1997, I started a regional software services firm (with a partner) called Pillar Technology Group. We grew it to $18M in 8 years, after which I left on a sabbatical to establish a stable home for son, whom we had learned was severely autistic. Later on, I was the president of a second regional consulting practice and the national practice director of integration strategies for a retained IBM systems integrator.
As a consultant, I have developed the integration strategies and enterprise architectures for Luxottica Retail, PepsiAmericas, Unitedhealth Group, Owens Corning and many other companies. I have coached entrepreneurial software startups and launched several software products and web properties, including two dot-com startups that made it through the bubble to the present.
I am happy to contribute where I can to conversations about building better places to work. Thanks, James, for the invitation.
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. - Eric Hoffer
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