I’ve been living in the New York City area for about 5 years now.  I came for opportunity, like most people – wanting to test my mettle against the best from all over the world. In a deeper sense, I liked the energy NYC infused me with; stemming from a sense of power & possibility.  5 years is long enough for me to realize, however, that the city can be a grind; and “grinding” is not synonymous with progress.  In an attempt to create a barometer for myself, I’ve started this blog (for at least the 3rd time in the past 6 years, mind you) to help synthesize my ideas and gauge how advanced my thoughts are at this point in life.  A blog is a decent way to achieve this – Structured prose saved on a server will make it so that I can’t escape the critical gaze of outside perception that deep introspection sometimes allows.

Additionally, I have been working on a career shift from finance to Internet technology for the past 5 years. I’m at the beginning stage of what I hope to be a long & influential career in product management; a field that would take the best of my business knowledge and combine it with my passion for the internet. I have 8 years of financial analysis & operations experience from a small business and a fortune 100 company, and 5 years of operations experience in prime client services at an investment bank.  Hopefully I can learn a few things to increase my skillset along the way.

So that’s the goal – the creation of an internal/external iterative feedback loop to build upon years of knowledge & experience to help advance my career, synthesize my ideas and build influence in hopes of helping others do the same.  We’ll see how this goes…

Jullian – Author/Editor, The Maker’s Method