So here's my first "real" blog post. I've been reading The Art of Innovation
which is basically a book on how IDEO
works. If you haven't heard of them, they're this big design firm that started in Palo Alto - follow the link. Anyway, it's leading me to realize how much my job at Motorola really isn't what I want to be doing. Although they aspire to some of these IDEO innovation ideals, it's no where near what IDEO, and countless other Silicon Valley companies, are doing every single day.
So I got this whole "moving to CA" idea about a month ago when Moto sent me out to Mountain View to transfer some code. I just really saw how great (both technically and as really nice people) everyone out there was. It was a feeling I don't get in Chicago. Especially the technical greatness. It's something I miss a lot about MIT and something that I really want back. And from what I've seen in the labs at Motorola, it's not something I'm going to find there. And man, you can't beat the selection of veggie restaurants in the bay area, something Chicago is painfully lacking in :)
So anyway, I'm going to get back to this IDEO book and see what else they have to say. In the mean time...CA, yea or nay?