The key is to choose your boss

   It is 10 years when I have got a call to join Autodesk. It was a time when I was 4 years at Intergraph and the opportunity  to work for leading 3D  desktop company was so attractive. So after few interviews, visiting Autodesk’s UK office,  I  canceled my current contract with  Intergraph, got a new one with Autodesk, including stock option, car, great compensation… and was in 2 months leaving period.  Something unexpected  happened, despite the fact  I haven’t said to anybody where I am going. I remember sitting  outside in  the Amsterdam office  and my boss opened a ppt presentation in front of me asking me “Stanislav, what  would you like to do” ? First slide : “here we have new organization structure  and we still seek right people – look here –  what about functional designer role” ? I have kindly refused this, so he continues to a next slide… technical, architecture and strategy  group  ?  I started to pay attention…  as I saw there in the top of the  organization chart a name of the person I would like to work for.   After few internal interviews, my new role and how I would fit here and there I have got new exciting offer and I have accepted it,  had to rollback my cancelation with Intergraph, had to rollback my Autodesk ,  and for next  7 years I enjoyed to report to Intergraph CTO, could work on various geospatial-related prototypes, contribute to conferences and meet with key  people.  I still wear  Autodesk key strap from the UK office visit, though.

So if you can,  choose your boss   then watch chain reaction over the  time, this is the key….   enjoy 2018  !

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