I’ve been holding back on making this post – primarily because I had some customers I needed to involve, and inform. And I had some loose ends to tie up. And I needed to meet the people I will be involved with personally – spend some time with them, get to know them. Feel comfortable with them. And make sure they are comfortable with me.
For the last month I have been working almost exclusively on a new (to me) project that I am extremely excited about. 18 months in development, I am joining a very small startup with a very large vision. Like most great ideas, it is a simple one.
So as of now, I am (for the most part) leaving the consulting world, and entering the start-up world (again). I’ll still fulfill the commitments I have made to some friends/business partners. They are all aware and accepting of my decision on this issue. They are happy for me, and offered a great deal of encouragement and congratulations.
Faisal, especially, I want to thank.
I am personally very happy with this new venture in my life because I like (and respect) the people I am working with. That was driven home in a clear way today when I realized that everyone involved in this venture is just as passionate about this project as I have become. Nobody involved is “doing their jobs” – everyone involved is passionate about their role – about the product – and we are convinced that we have the ability to change a marketplace. We have a disruptive technology.
Anyway, I am very excited about this opportunity. I can’t discuss any details yet – we are still in stealth mode. But having the ability to be involved in something disruptive once in your life is amazing. Having the opportunity twice is unreal – almost as unreal as the post Paul will write about soon – the unreal happenstance’s of life!
My first disruptive technology was WiFi – which is now a commodity market. My next one is just as exciting to me. And just as disruptive, I think.
Time will tell. But I’m extremely happy to find myself in the position I am in. I am also unbelievably lucky.