Why I’m an IBMer

Gran Canaria - Maspalomas DunesEvery now and then I keep getting asked by different folks why I have stuck around inside IBM, my current employer, for so long (Coming closer to my 13th year in the company so far!); specially after I graduated from university as an English teacher in Salamanca, Spain, in 1995 (Who would have thought about that, right?).

Well, I suppose I could give you plenty of different reasons, some of which most of the folks out there reading this who I may know in real life would know already, but I guess, since it is Friday late noon, that I would try to keep it short this time around. Here is a one minute video clip that describes perfectly all right Why I’m an IBMer:

Yes, indeed, it is not because of the super cool technologies (Specially in the Social Software space) I am exposed to on a daily basis; nor the various different business processes (hehe), but, like usual, because of the incredibly talented people I am surrounded by. Yes, that’s right. Those folks that help me keep sharp, real and on my toes, during the course of the day; who help me learn constantly while on the job (There’s never a dull / boring moment, I can tell you that!); who manage to help me be more productive by relying and trusting them more and more by the day with our mutual use of social networking tools, both inside and outside of the firewall; in short, I am an IBMer, because of the people who help make me work smarter, not necessarily harder.

There! I said it! Happy now? Ok, I think I have drunk enough Kool-Aid for now, don’t you think? :-D heh

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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