What I’m Working On Right Now
There’s a huge problem in the world of startups, particularly technology startups. Founders without technology experience are starting new companies (which is great), but frequently without the necessary expertise to partner with the right people or companies. As a result, precious startup capital is being wasted and dreams are ending before they ever had the chance to get going.
At the same time, developers and software contracting companies have never been in more demand, and as a result the work that’s being done is often of extremely poor quality. Developers and development shops are getting rich while the companies they support are dying.
It’s a problem that must be solved.
I’ve started writing about everything I’ve learned building technology for hyper-growth startups, large companies, and everything in between. I’m working on products that will make the process of building technology more tightly coupled to business objectives.
I’m tired of seeing money getting lit on fire.
I live in Raleigh, NC USA, one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
I’ve spent most of my professional life asking three questions:
Why does this work the way it works?
How might it work better?
What will be required to get from here to there?
Regardless of the size of the industry or organization, there’s always room to ask and answer these three questions.
What I Believe
Time > Money
What we spend our time on ultimately says everything about who we are. We are privileged to be born in this time, and in this place, and to have the choice of what we do with our lives. To waste that choice on things we don’t care about is inexcusable.
Who > What
Of course the “what” matters, but if you don’t have the right people on the bus (as Jim Collins famously said) the “what” will never happen.
What I’ve Done
Check out my profile on Linked In if you want my professional history. What I’ve done is important, but it’s not as important as what I’m going to do.