I got a phone call from a mountaintop in Central America. I needed to create a technology solution and fast. But... I wasn't a Software Engineer. I was trained as an Economist and working in International Banking.
Before long, I joined Accenture and found out what "cog-in-the-wheel" means. Don't get me wrong, it's a great company. After 2 years, I moved on to smaller companies where I could make a bigger difference.
Those small companies were great! California start-up culture was more educational than my two masters degrees put together. In Boston, I joined a video game company and we published two award winning games. Fun stuff!
Hungry to grow (and actually hungry - because neither start-ups nor video games pay very well), I gained experience and skills in some fascinating industries like Health Care with its intricate logic and eCommerce with its huge datasets.
There were products I wanted to build and change I wanted to make in the world. I respectfully submitted my resignation and started my own company! I do what I want and people judge me with money, fun right?
I first reacted by building MyJobTargets.com to help displaced workers people get new jobs.