STARTUP

I Thought My Startup Would Be a Wild Success. I’m Glad I Was Wrong

The hard is what makes it great.

Mementos from a 36 year software engineering career
Mementos from a 36-year software engineering career

It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.¹

In the fall of 1987, I promised my newlywed bride that if I quit my job as a Member of Technical Staff (MTS) at AT&T, within six…

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