I’ve always aimed to be eclectic. Armed with a business diploma, I promptly tackled the world of programming. I love experimenting. When I was given the task of managing a service nomination initiative- and this was back in the 90s– I built my first Perl application to move the nomination process online. It was so well-built, the exact flow is still used today, albeit with more efficient ASP codes and running on speedier machines.
Even as most in my organisation were still trying to discover how blogs could help their operations, I set up one of the organisation’s first blogs to start amazing, two-way conversations with customers and stakeholders. Consistently, the blog I crafted for my office is still mentioned as a pioneer, an early adopter.
It’s hard not to tinker with the things that land in my lap, whether they are gadgets, processes or systems. The successes along the way delight me, but it is the failures that inspire me.