by Chip Pedersen | at Minnebar 17
Many years ago. I started working at a new company. The first thing my hiring manager told me was. "I want you to make waves here. That's why I hired you. I need you to make as waves big as you can ride them, but if you wipe out, you are on your own."
This was undoubtedly some interesting advice. It gave me confidence, and I suddenly knew I would face some opposition here. It also gave me a sense of freedom.
This advice impacted my career and future decisions in my life. It also caused me to reflect on how decisions I made in the past were sound waves to ride and ones I should have passed on. These examples will help you make waves of your own. When to go for it, pass or carve your way through work and life issues. Like all my presentations, this is not a lecture but an interactive experience. Please asks questions and share your own stories of riding the storm out.
Chip Pedersen: Director of Client Services at Modern Logic Chip is the Studio Director of Client Services at Modern Logic and the founder of Golden Gear Consulting and FrostBit Studio. A 35-year veteran of the Technology, Software development, startups, and video gaming industry, Chip has held senior positions at Microsoft Game Studios, Activision/Blizzard, Griffin International, Outdoor Partners Entertainment, Concrete Software, and ZeroLight. His experience covers numerous platforms and genres, and he has directly managed AAA development teams of 60+ professionals. Before joining the gaming industry, Chip honed his tech skills as a Research & Development Specialist at Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California. Chip's team-building philosophy centers around one key concept: the project always comes first.
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