I’m a longtime KMer, starting in the field with Lotus Consulting back in the mid-90s in Australia. Lotus had recently been acquired by IBM, which had recently hired Larry Prusak to develop a KM consulting business. I met Larry on a conference call, and within a year he hired me, I moved back the US, and he and our small team invented a suite of KM services, tools and methodologies.
Twenty years later I left my last full time gig and pivoted my focus to helping startups, small businesses and nonprofits tell their stories, working with them to create and refine their offerings, value propositions, key differentiators, and go-to-market strategies. This tapped into a number of the skills I had honed over my 30+ years in consulting, leveraging the ones I’ve always enjoyed using the most.
So now I’m semi-retired (strongly dislike even that turn of phrase!) and doing independent consulting work that interests me, and also mentoring startups at the Nex3 accelerator in San Francisco.