A Forum for Innovation
Introducing Member: rICh Morrow
Position: LAMP, Cloud, & Web Expert
Cultural Ambassador: yes
Interests: Agile and/or Rapid Application Development and Design, Cross-Cultural Business, Data Visualization, Executive Coaching, Media, Sociology of Work, Sustainable models for business, design and development, Start-Ups, Technology
Questions and AnswersWhat will you say about the work you've done at the end of your career?
If I succeed, I'd hope people would say that I provided value, that I always strove for the most elegant, simple solution, that my knowledge was broad enough to match the right person, tool, or technology up to the need, and deep enough to build a world-class solution with those resources. Most importantly, I'd hope to be remembered as someone who took care of what matters most -- the people involved in the work.Where do you go for inspiration?
Talks with my 5 year old daughter can be pretty profound -- If we could all learn to live in the moment like a 5 year old this would be an amazing world.How do you build resilience into your work & company?
Place the people at the forefront. There's no stopping a group of Intelligent people who are empowered, driven, and focused on providing value.What keeps you up at night?
The insomnia has abated for some time... but I often have lucid dreams which put complex problems into abstract concepts that my mind can work through. I've solved many a dilemma (work or personal) in my sleep. ...that's the long answer. Short answer is -- I try not to worry & just keep focused on the solution... everything always works out in the best possible way once that rule is respected.What gets you up in the morning?
Service. -- Serving clients, solving problems, fulfilling promises I've made to others.How is your work cross-cultural?
Our quicloud team is spread across the globe -- Tokyo, Prague, Berlin, Colorado, and San Fran. By doing "smart sourcing" in this way, we can essentially work a client project around the clock -- fluidly passing assets and deliverables from one time zone to the next via productivity software. I can also pull out some very dusty business Japanese upon request :-)
Passionate Senior Web Technologist with over 17 years experience delivering top-shelf product to Fortune 500 clients such as Amazon.com, FedEx, and Nike; government agencies such as NASA and the US Air Force; and small, fast paced entrepreneurial ventures with limited resources and unlimited workloads / vision. I have spent over 1/2 of my career in the start-up arena and am well-versed in building out infrastructure, processes, and teams which can take businesses to "the next level". I specialize in architecture, development and maintenance of mission-critical custom Web software, and have an extensive background in building and leading extraordinary technology teams.