Good advice. Do what you love and be the best but above all have fun. To me the thing was the challenge. Stretch your brain. Intellectual excitement. That is why I have loved computers ever since I met my first in 1952 and saw the future. Did not get to program until 1961. Great to have the power of progress. In those days a senior manager programming was a rarity. Rarities have value but what I wanted was fun and freedom which I found in the unlikely place of ITT.
I used to give internal presentations saying I have come to talk about ITT, Hal Geneen and me. Two great minds born in one little town 20 years apart. I took great pains to hide that from Geneen. He always called me George. People said why don’t you tell him who you are. No thank you he is a 24 hour guy. Getting called up at 6am to have a breakfast meeting. Not my bag.