In I said

Bruce moved on from there to be VP of MSN at Microsoft for a while. Arguably a “Highly Successful Person”

Which, of course, begs (assumes, cedes) the question:

What is success?

Bruce embraced the management track. I’ve fairly consistently and actively dodged it, ironically after Bruce promoted me to my first supervisory role … managing the development of a web-page creation tool for CompuServe’s “MySpace”-like web page publishing system … from there I took a hard career turn into the security world focusing on Internet security, routers, linux/unix, etc. For me, that’s been a resounding success. Just no direct reports, budgets or Microsoft Windows, which were anti-goals for me. I’ve focused on front-line, hands-on doing.

#41 of #100DaysToOffload take 2.1,