(photo is from Barcelona)
As an early engineer in the ‘trenches’ I saw Yahoo! from a 5 foot angle. I focused on what I needed to do immediately to keep the site running.
As a 7 year veteran, I see things from 50 foot. I see the business, I try to see and understand the impact beyond my immediate group. I try to plan 6 month ahead.
Playing an architect role for the group, I have to see things from 100 foot. I need to see beyond 12 moths, I have to see the impact internationally across the same properties. I have to look beyond my own future and understand the impact for multiple engineers and their careers.
Today I attended a meeting with a group of influencers in Yahoo! where I got to see things from 10,000 foot high. I saw Yahoo! globally. I got a view on how to impact thousands of engineers, 1/2 a billion users. I saw Yahoo! in 5 years. My view point was expanded beyond what I could physically see above my cube walls. It was an enlightening sight, I loved it while I was there. I learned quite a bit of what I didn’t know and I needed to learn.
Thanks for the opportunity to stand there and watch