Entrepreneur Country – Land of Opportunity

I spoke at the Entrepreneur Country forum at Institute Of Directors in London earlier today. The event was organized by Ariadne Capital (Disclosure: I am one of Ariadne investors). Here is the feedback from the audience via Twitter and below is my keynote:

My last day at Idoox/Systinet/Mercury/HP

I said, “No, I’m never going to leave Hewlett-Packard. It’s my job for life. It’s the best company because it’s so good to engineers.” It really treated us like we were a community and family, and everyone cared about everyone else. Engineers—bottom of the org chart people—could come up with the ideas that would be the next hot products for the company. Everything was open to thought, discussion and innovation. So I would never leave Hewlett-Packard. I was going to be an engineer for life there.
Interview: Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple Computer

My feelings are very similar – Systinet (now part of HP) was the best company I ever worked for. But it’s time to move on and tomorrow will be my last day at Hewlett-Packard…