Are we here so we can get that document written, or that email answered? Is our highest calling to ensure that all of the stakeholders are kept in the loop? Should we place customer's or shareholder's needs before all else? These are things that can be useful and important, certainly. When I need to do these things at work, I do my best. I enjoy what I do most of the time, but these activities are a means to an end. Building a great software solution is fun, but seeing my oldest son growing up to be strong, accomplished, and a fine young man makes me tear up with pride. Getting to "Inbox Zero" makes me feel like I have done a good job of getting everyone what they need, but taking my toddler's hand and going for a walk when reaches out to me and says, "Come on, Dada," feels so much better. It makes me happy when I meet with other teams at work and I can help us all come to an agreement on some project or issue, but when my boys play
I am a middle-aged father of two. I work in Seattle and live in the suburbs. I do all of the normal Dad stuff. I am a Scout leader, I do outdoor stuff, I repair things, cook things, buy things, etc.