Bill's Little Corner
of the Internet.
This site is just a little fun hobby which I use show off the things in my life that I get a kick out of.
I invite you to come on in,
kick back and explore.
I hope you have as great a time exploring as I did putting this all together.
Thanks for stopping by!
|It was a long 9 months in planning and pre-production,
but finally I MR'ed in August, 1963.
The response from the critics was overwhelmingly positive: my introduction was the success of the season. Being well versed in product planning, I found many attractive offers being laid at my (crib's)feet. I spent but a short time reviewing them before taking up a project with the Ford Motor Company.
Hopping on my favorite Hobby Horse "Mustang" I headed off to Dearborn. I wouldn't say that Ford couldn't have done it without my input, but where do you think they got the name "Mustang "from? It was another big success feather in my cap. All that success, and of course, people started talking. "He's going to make one hell of a contract rep, some day." was my proud grandmothers favorite saying.
I agreed. Now all I had to do was find a company worthy of my talents. Being this was 1965 and I was only two years old, my job prospects were pretty small (then again so was I). Resigning myself to wait for a worthy company, I turned my life to intense schooling, graduating college at the age of 5. I spent the next 27 years searching for the perfect position, sometimes helping out with new Mustangs as they were introduced.
(For the record, I was on a Tibetan mountain with my friend Woody seeking enlightenment during the period of the 1974 Mustang, but I straightened that out as soon as I got back in 1979)
Then one fateful day, while still searching for a worthy outlet for my talents, I stumbled across a 2 Billion dollar start up company with a catchy moniker: Silicon Graphics. It took me almost a week to cut my resume down to the short version, (12 pages and I was forced to omit many of my years working for a secret government agency. But that's a different story). As it was my past job history, from automotive engineer to junior airline pilot, I impressed the management so much that I was sent right to the temp agency, and hired a short 12 months 15 days later. After giving SGI 4 years and 29 days, of my life, I decided it was time to jump off the sinking ship, and accepted their buyout package. I have not looked back since.