Puakma: Under the hood

I'm Brendon Upson, jack-of-all-trades, master of one or two. I'm talking about life running a small ISV tackling business issues and leaping technology hurdles in a single bound.

webWise Network Consultants is based in Sydney, Australia and develops the groundbreaking Tornado Server technology.

I am an individual

Filed under: by Brendon Upson on 2006-03-03

I have been running / cycling to work these last couple of weeks and it provides plenty of time for reflection (and sweating). My realisation this morning was that I don't like to be identified with groups. I think I am the ultimate non-conformist. I don't want to be labelled. I also realised this is a bad thing.

People identify themselves by the groups they belong to. I am continually reluctant to identify myself with any group, ergo noone knows how to define me.

Another bad behaviour is I always do the things people say are impossible. The best way to get me to do something is to tell me it's not possible. Like building an application server for example. Or, when I get the idea to do the Variety Bash instead of doing it in a car, I buy a huge truck and commit myself to an impossible deadline to get it ready. Why? I guess because I don't want to be an "also ran".

Some behaviours need to change methinks. Belonging to, and identifying with, groups is important.