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Marking Time

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As I leave Reed Group to start a new adventure, I find myself wondering: how do you measure 7 ½ years of work and life together?

I could measure it in accomplishments, I suppose: We built 4 SaaS products and showed the absence management market how technology could be a differentiator.We grew a software business from the ground up that now serves 1500 employers, 10 MM employees, and counting. In the process, we went from the chaos of a first release by “those IT guys” to a professional technology organization with over 300 people worldwide.We grew a small family business from 225 people to the 2000-employee-strong international company that it is today That all looks great on a resume (or a LinkedIn profile), but it’s unsatisfying to me. Here’s how I really want to measure my time since 2009: in the moments and personal milestone we shared. There are the hundreds of people who joined our technology team over the years, and while some left (hey, it’s a hot market), I’m proudest of thos…