OK, the cat is out of the bag

Some people have caught on that I am leaving consulting.  I haven’t exactly made a secret of it – I Twittered it a couple days ago.

And this isn’t a final decision – I am testing the waters, I guess.

I have a couple of offers from startups that I find interesting, but I have really lived in the startup world and/or as a consultant for the last 3 years or so.  So I am not sure joining a startup is really going to be a change.

I’m looking for a few things that any company that wants to hire me has to offer me – I need a voice – first and foremost.  You do NOT want to hire me without giving me a voice.  It would fail for both of us.

I need some basics, like Health Care.

I want to make sure I can put two kids through college at the same time starting next Fall.  So I have a salary requirement.  But I have a lot of experience to offer in exchange.

Honestly, I have just accepted this reality myself – I am willing to go back to work for someone else.  And I know I’ll do well by them – I have already made a group of people millionaires, but that isn’t what I am really good at.  I am good at taking care of customers or employees that are important to you. 

People is what I do best.

So right now I have made no decision.  But I am looking.

If you think I can help you, let me know.  If I believe in what you are doing I know I can help you do it.

But still – I have no debt, besides my house.  No credit cards, no car payments.  I live as a consultant – my income is variable, but my bills are manageable almost no matter what.  I am not pressured to make a change. 

I just think the time may be right.

Convince me that it is. 🙂



  1. @Yuvi – 🙂 Thanks.

  2. I donno what to say.

    I’ll say this: You’re one of the awesomest persons I’ve met. One of the nicest. So, whatever you do, you’ll be good at it. So, Enjoy 🙂

    Did I say something right?

  3. Why now? Someone just asked me. Well – because now is a good time. I just sold/disposed of my interests in two of the startups I have been involved in for the last 18 months. That leaves one I am still involved in – and will stay involved – I believe in it too much to divest myself.

    For ~6 years I have worked out of my house, which has been very cool. As a single parent I loved being here for my kids – and they needed me here. But now they are 19 and 17. They need me to leave them the hell alone 🙂

    So I have more freedom now. More options; more opportunities.

    So I am looking. Because now is no better or worse time than yesterday, or tomorrow.

    I have two companies in mind that I really want to work for. I am hoping they want me. If not, I continue consulting and am very happy with that. I make a very honest living.