This old Calvin and Hobbes comic pretty much summarizes my approach to being the CTO of Comprehensive Technology Solutions, the mobile company started by my old high school buddy Jesse Singh:
Today was my first day on the job. I met with Jesse at our temporary office — the Starbucks closest to High Park…
…where we got cracking on a number of projects.
Starbucks isn’t my only workspace — I’m alone in a two-bedroom condo, so one of the rooms makes for a pretty rockin’ home office:
Working this way isn’t as secure as working for a larger employer, but I thought I’d go back to being master of my own employment destiny for a little while. My current situation allows me a fair bit of latitude in the sort of risks I can take, so there’s no better time than the present to adopt the motto “It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.”
With that in mind, I riffled through the closet, found my old Jolly Roger, and snapped this photo to commemorate my first day on the job: