I am thankful for the inexplicable nature of fate, for the fun and sharp turns that life takes.
I was given a chance by Jeff Greenwald at Sun Microsystems (he is no longer at Sun) as an intern several years ago. I ran into him while teaching Sunday school at the synagogue. I needed an internship so I approached him after Rebecca, my wife, mentioned that he was wearing a Sun Microsystems t-shirt. I didn’t even know if he actually worked at Sun or not. I was still in college and had no experience whatsoever. Jeff took a chance on me and I am thankful for that. That single encounter has probably influenced my professional career more than any other.
I am no longer at Sun Micro but it continues to be dear to my heart as it was my first job on the technology business.