July 29 (Fri)
I’ve been an engineer, and a technical translator, and a teacher, and a paperboy. These days, I guess I’d answer to “I own a software company.” But my job, on any given day, is doing something which makes me happy. (For, again, a complex definition of “happy”, which includes things not strictly related to me, such as “Is the world better for this having been done?” and “Are the people who matter to me well taken care of if I do this?”)
Because if you’re not happy, and you’re not moving to happy, you should do something else. We should be happy.
( from “How Running A Business Changes The Way You Think” post )
Patrick McKenzie is the founder a small software company, Kalzumeus Software, known for Bingo Card Creator, a product aimed at making elementary school teachers’ lives easier by allowing them to create and print language learning bingo cards, and Appointment Reminder, a web service that sends out customizable phone reminders, text message reminders (also called SMS reminders), and email reminders to clients on behalf of service businesses, so that the clients come in on time for their appointments. He does occasional consulting for select clients, mostly on SEO, optimizing web sites and software products for conversion etc. and he is the author of a blog very popular among the startup community.