Four Questions with Nicholas
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in your career?
Whether you’re in the software business, the finance business, the widget business—whatever business you’re in is the people business. Building and maintaining authentic relationships based on trust and mutual respect has been a very large part of my success to date, and I want to regularly thank the clients, colleagues, and mentors in my career that have made my success possible.
If computers and related technology didn’t exist, what do you think your career would be?
I’d likely be writing speculative fiction, and ideally writing some non-fiction about fascinating historical subjects in a variety of areas. Or maybe game design. In fact, I may still do all of those things, even though I hope computers and related technology continue to exist.
When it’s time to turn off the computer, what do you do instead?
Do computers still turn off? If so, most of time I’d choose to spend time with my wonderful family. I enjoy watching my son continue to prepare for his future NFL/NBA career (only another 12 years to draft day!), watching the Oregon Ducks play (and hopefully win) football, read, or play one of millions of games with family and friends.
Anything else you think the world would like to know about you?
I love what I do and I appreciate the tremendous team we have here at SoftSource. Additional inquiries can be directed my way here at the office!