Reflections on a worthwhile excercise

Yesterday I participated in the judging in a first of it's kind event, both for the company putting it on and for me. The guys at Worthwhile had decided to inspire their teams to think about ways to grow their company by proposing and then prototyping or out right developing new applications. The company fielded three teams in the competition and each came up with their own idea, developed the idea into code, created a mini business plan for the idea, and then pitched it to the juding committee. I was amazed at the talent, the diversity of ideas, the depth of their thinking and the professional polish of the presentations. It was a great experience for me as a judge and I got to hang out with Peter Waldschmidt, Dan Rundle, Jonathan Pait, and Mike McCurdy for awhile. More importantly, I got to see a great little company inspiring it's employees to more deeply engage their mission. It was a Worthwhile excercise indeed.

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.