So what is Mike.Nxt?

08.05.06 | 2 Comments

This is going to be a pretty short entry simply to answer the question, “what are you going to do now?”

The short answer is, I’ve purposely decided not to decide right now.

Background: I’ve been working at least 40 hours (and more routinely, 80+ hours) a week for the past 24 years, the longest break I’ve had in that time is a two week vacation taken for my honeymoon in 1995. The time is right to take stock, think about what I really want to accomplish and contribute, and then chart a course. As a consequence, I’m targeting October to make firm plans about Mike.Nxt by answering a few key questions.

The questions are as follows:

  • Do I take another job or start a company?
  • If I take another job, is it merely a “job” (no emotional attachment, allows for personal balance) or is it a “cool job?” (emotional attachment expected, balance is tough)
  • If no job, do I start a “lifestyle company” (small, local, and intended to stay that way) or indulge my technopreneurial streak to start a more traditional tech startup?

As you might imagine, there are many details beyond those choices, but until I’m settled on those, the details are largely irrelevant. I’ve got about 15 ideas/concepts in all categories above. If you have a concept, idea, or opportunity you want to discuss, please feel free to do so.

That’s it, I’ll get back to more interesting posts in the usual vein of innovation, invention, technology, silliness, and probably more OSU football.

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