I am an individual contributor because I prefer designing and writing code over managing people who write code. I ride my snowboard regular but spent time last week riding goofy footed just to remind myself what it was like to first pick-up snowboarding. Most of all I am frustrated with Microsoft because I keep running into carefully padded walls designed to protect people less ambitious than me.
This is exactly where I am at... http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/01/death_by_riskav.html.
And I am wondering just how short life really is.
Discovered via Scoble who once again proves he is worth reading through fifty blog entries for the one really excellent link that I never would have found alone.