Be ferocious!

Of the many inspiring essays from Paul Graham’s I find two particularly poignant. The first “Why to Not Start a Startup” and the second is “You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss“.

I began reading Paul Graham’s essays in a time where my current Software Development job was hitting a lull. I enjoyed the environment, people and managers at the company. It is still a great place to work, but due to budgeting issues I was pushed off my project and into an internal ‘stable’ while we waited for business to pick up.

Every enlightening paragraph I read of Graham’s made me feel like I was missing something big. With no creative release, I felt like a caged animal. His relentlessly encouraging words about startups and innovative, agile development made me squirm in my seat. I had to do something. I had to be ferocious.

I was a drain on resources at the company and was chomping at the bit to get back to ‘hacking’. So the company and I decided to part on amicable terms so I could pursue an opportunity to create something new. I want reshape the face of Oncology patient tracking software. That is my goal, and I am ferocious about it.

3 Responses to “Be ferocious!”

  1. emr and hipaa Says:

    Paul Graham is fantastic. As an aspiring entrepreneur myself I LOVED reading Paul's stuff. It's really amazing. It's really nice to see someone who reads Paul Graham building something for healthcare. When you look at the existing EMR software out there, it could use an infusion of startup like ferociousness.P.S. I'd love for you to turn on more option in comments. Although, you should also move to It's the "Linux" of blogging. You'll be glad you did. Welcome to the blogosphere.

  2. orlowski Says:

    Thanks for the tips! As a new blogger, I welcome all input 🙂 Nice to meet another “True Fan” of Graham’s.


  3. John Lynn Says:

    Nice move to WordPress. Now you just need to purchase a domain so that if you ever want to move off of and move to a self hosted install, then you can without losing any traffic.

    Always happy to help. I’ve been using WordPress for 4-5 years now and love it. So, feel free to ask questions as you please. I can’t imagine building a website these days without WordPress or something like it working in the background.

    Yes. Graham is amazing.

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