A lot has happened in the last one year. Both on professional and personal front. Some nice things. Some really bad things. Last year when I moved out of Extreme Networks, I had a few options in my hand and I picked Nokia out of those for the following reasons –
- It is Nokia.
- It’s one of the largest organizations that had stood hard and fast against many odds in the last century.
- I liked Nokia mobiles while I hated some stuff in them.
- I believed that I could actually make a difference.
- I have worked in the financial domain, enterprise domain and networking domain. Telecommunication and hand-held devices were new challenges.
So… Then, why did I leave? Many ways to answer that question. 🙂 Some of the reasons are personal and some are professional.
Well, the sugar coated reason is –
The company has millions of users around the world to please. That’s no easy task. ……. When I joined, I thought there was potential to help the company change course in its design direction. But I learned that Google had set its course long before I arrived. Google was a massive aircraft carrier, and I was just a small dinghy trying to push it a few degrees North.
Thats from Douglas Bowman, StopDesign in his post ‘Goodbye, Google‘. Just replace the word Google in the paragraph above with Nokia and you would have what I am trying to say. Now, that’s the sugar coated version. Just that.
Did you really think that I am going to write the ‘real’ bitter version out here on a public blog 😉 ….
Anyway, that’s past. I am focusing on the next steps in my life.