Owner & Chief Stuff Doer
I'm one of those lucky people who just stumbled into the job he loves.
I've always loved technology but, when I was younger, I never figured out how to turn my interests into a career.
I spent some early years working at various small businesses. Some retail, some sales, some customer service. But something was missing.
In 1997, a friend got me an admin job at a Boston research hospital. Suddenly, I found myself the nerdiest guy in a department with 100+ computers and a lot of technology needs. It was nirvana.
Before long, I was promoted to manage a communication group at the hospital.
I spent ten more years there, working closely with writers, designers, programmers, communication strategists, and researchers. I'm grateful to have learned a tremendous amount from each one of them.
This heading sounds like I'm going to say something profound followed by something a little pretentious. But, I'll try to keep it simple.
I take on projects where I believe I can provide real value, and then I try to provide it.
I want to work on projects where I can make a positive difference. I don't want to work on projects where I'm just showing up to collect a fee.
While it's true that some things should go a certain way, I'm not here to impose my preferred process on anyone.
Different people have different work-styles, and almost every problem has more than one possible solution.
So, let's just say that my process is about communication and flexibility.