I was on a panel the other day, talking to a number of large companies about tech trends for 2013. But before the panel started, the moderator was chatting with those of us seated at the table. He asked where I lived, to which I replied “just south of Nashville.”
“How did you get that job, living in Nashville?”
Which job? The writing job that I used to have, or the Business Development job that I now carry? “Both”, he replied.
My immediate answer was one of somewhat cocky confidence, because the tone of his voice though our entire interaction was condescending. “I’m exceptionally good at what I do.”
But the more I think about this interaction, the more it bothers me. You see, the person who asked me this question is a pretty big name...