“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
Today was the first day of my new job at Accenture. To be perfectly honest, I had become extremely complacent in the warm womb of Sun Microsystems & had a change not shoved me to stretch, I’m not certain that I would have, but I’m super glad I did. While I was still learning every day as a result of being around super bright people, I wasn’t uncomfortably challenged & therefore, probably wasn’t progressing as much as I probably could/should have.
I can’t post much on the details of the specific product/project I’ll be focused on just yet, but I can tell you that it’s going to be an amazing challenge & the silver lining is I’ll get work with a lot of super bright folks…most new, but a couple of folks whom I’ve worked closely with in the past & whom I highly respect: Will Snow & Liz DiTucci.
I want to extend a sincere thanks to everyone who helped me gain insight along the way (through good & even the not so good experiences) & especially those who offered such kind words of encouragement & direction — I owe you. Say the word. I’m eager to return the favor.
I want to offer a special shout-out to the following folks who went out of their way to give me a boost in finding my next gig: @WillSnow, @MMaryMary, @BrianHerman, @Neeraj, @Barton808, @twothirds, @Helzerman, @EvvivaKippen, @SnoopDave & , @JimParkinson.
To those faced with making a career change, aim high — you may be surprised. 🙂
P.S. If you’re looking, Accenture is doing a LOT of hiring. I’m happy to refer you, if we’ve successfully worked together in the past.