On Change and Career

Change is both inevitable and good - this includes career changes. However, in moments of decision, make sure you're balancing the short and long term.

Leaving Microsoft

After 8 amazing years, it’s time for me to move on. I’ll articulate my own rationale for leaving shortly, but it would be disingenuous to not first list some of the many, many ways that I have grown and benefited from my time working at Microsoft. I got to run the developer certification program where I designed and built programs that helped start and grow the careers of many. It was also in this role that I had the opportunity to file my first patent.

Stuck in a Rut

Warning: This is a completely downer of a post. If you don’t want to risk being pulled down with me, stop now. I don’t know whether the place I’m at is particular to software folks or whether it’s something more general that everybody has to deal with at one point or another. I feel stuck. Stuck between holding onto the technical skills that I spent more than a decade developing and building up more abstract skills like management and business development.