Seaman's Log

Big Ideas & Deep Thoughts

Logo
Previous More Next

Discovering Teaching

It could not have come at a better time. My career was in decline and I was feeling quite frustrated over the stagnation that was taking hold. I had already had two full careers and I was only 57. I was planning on retiring and spend my twilight years writing my memoirs.

My first career was in software engineering culminating in a decade of technical leadership of engineering teams. This career was extremely successful and satisfying but also high stress. The implosion of the tech industry after 9/11 and globalization made we want to launch out on my own and run my own engineering company.

I founded Shrinking World Solutions with the idea of building a medium sized software engineering company. I believed that brilliant engineers can easily become successful entrepreneurs. How naive I was!

...

Read the full article: