Part 4 in a series on Energized Innovation -- or what we call around here, "Smart Fun."
Last week I videoed about 30 fairly random people from EMC and asked them what stood out about EMC as a place to work. Just about everyone said something like this,
“Every day I get to innovate. I feel as though I get to be an entrepreneur and invent new ways of doing things and solving problems. And I get to do this alongside some of the smartest and most energized people I’ve ever met.”
Okay, so if this sentiment is everywhere – in every function – imagine how smart, energized, and innovative the people are who we call out and place into an elite league? A league that we call "Distinguished Engineers and Fellows."
Today was a day for such a call out of "Elites."
I received the news that my pal Steve made the list early this morning via an email from Steve that had the word “champagne” in the subject line. (My Twitter followers found out seconds later!)
At about 3pm today, the full 2008 class of Distinguished Engineers and Fellows -- members of the EMC family from China, California, Massachusetts and more -- was announced by EMC’s CTO, Jeff Nick, to everyone at EMC.
CONGRATULATIONS Bob, Amnon, Doug, Craig, Francesco, Jim, Magnus, Peter, Phil, Roy, Sorin, and Steve!
I’ve never loved feeling so dumb.
Back in June I wrote more about what this is all about – our career track for techies who are great at inventing mind boggling stuff – and how we recognize them.
Check it out.
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Are you ever humbled by the smart people you get to work with? If not, is that a good thing?