Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Crazy Game Of Poker

Who's up for game two
What to do
My wallet's gettin thin
And I just lost my watch last night
Well I gotta problem
Just one answer
Gotta throw it all down
And kiss it goodbye
That was a crazy game of poker
(That was a crazy game of poker)
I lost it all
(I lost it all)
But someday I'll be back again
And I, never to fold.
(Never to fold)
          - From O.A.R.’s “That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker”
I try not to be too self-centered here, because I’m pretty convinced you don’t want to read that kind of tripe.  But it’s been a crazy game of poker for the past few days, so I thought I’d share a little bit on here.

First - LinkedIn Went Crazy

I was touching up my LinkedIn profile over the weekend and changed the title of my current job from “Executive Vice President” to “EVP” (more on that in a second). LinkedIn interpreted that as a new job and the congrats have been pouring in since.  Digging all the good will, but nothing really happened.

Second - Accolades From Forbes

Earlier this week, Forbes designated my humble Twitter feed as one all Oracle users should read.  Wow.  I’m honored, especially when I look at the other folks on the list.  Grateful to be included as part of that crowd.  Pretty doggone cool.  So, if Forbes has enticed your interest, it’s twitter.com/fteter.

Third - I Resigned From EiS Technologies

Yup, I resigned from my current job at EiS Technologies effective December 31.  Now you know why I was tweaking my LinkedIn profile over the weekend ;)  And I don't even know here I'm going next.  Now why would I do a dumb thing like that?

The cause behind the departure is pretty simple.  I had five changes I wanted to mainstream into the business.  All successfully done.  Made things better.  But the owners and I talked recently, and we agreed we see things differently going forward.  And while their path may turn out to be great for EiS,  it’s not really my cup of tea.  We’re all on good terms and will probably be working together in one way or another for some time to come, but it’s time for me to take my bag of skills elsewhere.  It’s been a great experience all around.  In fact, leaving is bittersweet...really enjoyed working with that team.  We all learned a bunch from each other, and I’ve added a quite a bit to my own tool bag.  Applying those news tools/skills/experiences in a new setting will be on my mind while I help manage a smooth transition at EiS. 

Yeah, it’s been a crazy game of poker over the past few days.  Can’t wait to see what’s next!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We sure have enjoyed working with you too!!! And I love that song! Haven't heard it in so long!:)