Ever since that presentation, I've though about Intrinsic Motivation quite a bit actually. Fast forward 10 years, Michael Bushong (@mbushong), recommended a book to me, as well as many others, called Drive by Daniel Pink. In the book, Pink goes on to define Intrinsic Motivation in great detail. That was the second time I’ve heard of someone else using this phrase. He also writes about “flow,” when you are in the “zone” and tries to get the reader to realize what the person is doing exactly when they are experiencing flow. I equate this to being “wired in” in the software dev world. But it doesn't have to be in IT, the point is to try and figure out what drives you. Solid book, highly recommend it to all.
Why am I sharing all of this? Well, as it turns out, it’s time to take the bull by the horns, and go after something. That something is what I’ll say I’m intrinsically motivated to do --- I’ll be taking the leap to get out on my own, make it a company soon, with a focus on what I’ve been writing about. The products and services I’ll be offering are still being developed, but over the next few months, I’ll be announcing more.
Last Friday was my last day at Presidio, which by the way, was and is still a great place to work. It’s just that I have a vision, and need to try this “thing” I’ve been thinking about for a while. To sum it up, I want to help change the way networks are built, managed, operated, and ultimately consumed.
Stay tuned for more.