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People look at my resume and wonder how I wound up doing one thing or another. There doesn’t seem to be a pattern and no two gigs are alike.
My resume is very confusing to recruiters and potential employers.
A better answer than the resume is that I’m really good at and enjoy:
– Learning new things very deeply.
– Figuring out what the problem is and then creating products that solve that problem in unique new ways that users love.
– Wearing all the hats: sales, marketing, engineering, customer service, you name it. Blending all the perspectives to create a holistic view is a tremendous advantage.
– Strategy. Someone once said, “Strategy is what you do to make winning easy.” I’ve always liked that idea.
– Working with people to create world class teams that do extraordinary things.
The short form is I like to create things that people find useful, and I have a pretty good track record of it. In an earlier era I’d be called an “inventor” or maybe a “renaissance man”, but I don’t hear those words applied to software much. Let’s just stick with “entrepreneur”. That works too.