Being Independent

8/17/2004 1:58:49 PM

Being Independent

A month ago, I had lunch with someone from Microsoft at Crossroads Mall and we discussed some ideas that I had previously posted on a blog. I won't mention his name, but he is well-known in the .NET community.

We had a discussion on new technology and its slow market adoption. He was dissuading me from developing radically new technology, and stated that even if was successful at selling my software product, I probably would still be making just as much money as if I was working at Microsoft, my previous employer.

Even if that were the case or worse (which I don't believe), I think it would be preferable to working for someone else, as I would have attained valuable knowledge and experience about developing and marketing independent software, and I would also have the opportunity to grow it into a larger business. I would also be able to choose my own lifestyle and decide my future.

I also want to invent a new technology and become recognized as a leader in my field. Perhaps, it's more likely to happen working at Microsoft with its unique market position, but I feel it's easier if I define my own roles rather than be assigned to them--easier if you can afford to pay yourself for many months to make that happen.

 

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My name is Wesner Moise. I am a software entrepreneur developing revolutionary AI desktop applications. I worked as a software engineer in Microsoft Excel group for six years during the 1990s. I worked on PivotTables and wrote the most lines of code in Excel 97-- about 10 times the median developer. I have a Harvard BA in applied math/computer science and a UCLA MBA in technology entrepreneurship. I am a member of the Triple Nine Society, a 99.9 percentile high-IQ society.

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