April 7, 12:00 – 1:30pm, Alumni Center, Founders Room
A Career Viewed in the Rearview Mirror: Lessons Learned and Lessons Ignored
Dr. Bob Glushko
Since receiving my Ph.D. from UCSD in 1979, I’ve worked in “big company” applied research, for a boutique consulting firm, as an independent consultant, as a co-founder of two Silicon Valley start-ups, as an engineering director for the company that bought my second start-up, and as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley. It felt at times that I was impatient, too opportunistic, and undisciplined in zig-zagging a career. But as I look back now over four decades, I can discover or impose a lot more sense about the decisions I made. Most of them turned out pretty well, so I’m willing to suggest some lessons learned and to warn about the smaller number of lessons I should have learned but ignored.