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Have you watched the movie “Office Space”? When it came out I was living that very life: writing code for a broken company, reporting to clueless seniors, and riding a crazy train of a company on a path to no-where. Like our hero Peter Gibbons, I had to ask: “What if we’re still doing this when we’re 50?”.
I’ve been blessed. I left the corporate world, became self-employed, and never looked back. And you know, really, there ARE times when it feels good to be a gangsta. But what the movie is missing is big: gaining self-sufficiency and building such a career is very difficult and many people simply don’t have the luxury of doing it. I got lucky.
However I haven’t forgotten where I came from and the indifference of the uncaring corporate world still burns in me as an injustice that needs to be corrected. So I have made it my mission that the day they are shoveling dirt onto my casket it will be said: “he worked hard to make a difference – to make things better for others”. Maybe all they’ll say is “he tried” – but even that would be worth it.
We haven’t solved everything but we come to work everyday determined to make things better. I have always said that I never want my employees to leave but if they do, upon reflection, they will always say “he helped me be better”.
Another Hero of mine, Steve Jobs famously hired John Sculley, then CEO of Pepsi, to join him at Apple computers with this famous quote: “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?”
Churchill said: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”
What will be your finest hour?
– Damian Shaw