I am always amazed with how the busier a person is, the more productive you become.  It’s some sort of paradox that the more you have to do the more you are able to take on and accomplish in a day, a week, a month, a year.  Almost as if productivity feeds on its self and rather than the expected exhaustion, it produces more and more energy.  

I worked at AirWatch for 8 years and 9 months to the day.  I saw it grow from an 8 person company (Wandering WiFi), to a 2000 employee market leader (AirWatch), and finally transition to a piece of one of the largest technology companies in the world (Dell).  To think back on the magnitude of the changes our little company made over time, and my role in it and it is very bittersweet.  I was too young to understand the opportunities in front of me, too young to realize what we were doing and my role in it.  

I started a new job this week – and let me just say that I have never been a busier, more motivated, or more excited version of my professional self.  This time around my eyes are wide open to the possibilities, risks, and opportunities.  And they are endless, and that is the the truly wonderful part about this new job of mine.  I am working for some of the most inspiring people I met during my time at AirWatch.  The type of people who have more drive, innovation, and most of all, integrity in their little finger than most others you meet in their position.  I feel so honored to be involved in this new venture, and can not wait to see where we are in 8 years and 9 months.  Something tells me  – that there is no predicting where we will go from here….

“Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don’t worry, don’t stew.
Just go right along, you’ll start happening too!”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

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  1. My civilian career started with a company that began with two people in a garage in the 1960s. When I joined them they had offices in Connecticut, Norfolk and DC. During my tenure they were acquired twice before ending up as a piece of the vast General Dynamics empire – much like your experience with Wandering WiFi to Dell. Excited for you to be part of a new startup where the sky is the limit.

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