I like connections. I like puzzles. I like reverse engineering because it’s a neat and gracefully way to look at breaking working things apart, into their more simple ingredients. It comes from how I grew up, an Army brat that moved around, had to make the unfamiliar familiar quickly, built rapport through questions a lot, and met great puzzles and the people they owned everywhere. Went to school to learn and make friends, get leadership training, did the same at college in VT, & the cruise ship I worked on, and the crew in Montana I skied with.
Looking back that’s been a common theme. New places, new faces, pull them together for a common good, through education, motivating the whole time, and then a final project that’s epic-ly imperfect and we can’t stop grinning about it.
Business wise, I’m a salesman, developer, consultant, builder. One of the nice ones, where I ask more questions, bring evidence, cite examples, models, people you can get in touch with. I’m a researcher and share-er, and if we’re a great fit? We’ll work fantastically. Getting more mature as I meet more people.
And it leaves giant footprints for us to compete with and beat the next time. So here’s to leaving footprints that mark our progress, trajectory, and benchmarks.