A new high
Most people who’ve read this blog know something of my origin story. It even sounds like the beginning of a Spiderman movie.
I used to be a Chemical Engineer in school, but couldn’t stand working at a uranium processing plant during a summer internship. It wasn’t a radioactive spider that bit me, but a broken ankle tied me to a desk and computer for the rest of the summer because management didn’t want my cast to get contaminated. There goes my superhero career.
So I sat there and programmed. And I fell in love with it.
I worked as hard as I could remaking myself into a software developer, and I dreamed of running my own software company. I remember taking a plane in college and someone spotted me with my Entrepreneur magazine. He asked if I had my own company. “Not yet,” I said. “One day, I hope.”
After college, I took a job as a consultant with Accenture and later a job at a...
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