So, I've had my first day (mostly orientation) at Intel. The building, in fact the very room, where they held the orientation was under re-construction (imagine hammering and sawing going on just behind those very thin partition walls they use to divide ballrooms into conference session rooms in hotels). Everyone was pretty good-natured and making the best of it, though.
Having orientation under construction makes me feel like I am coming into a company that is reconfiguring itself. There was press at the new year about Intel re-organizing its businesses (must confess, I've been reading stories about Intel more since I started considering this change :-) ). The switch to a platform focus must feel unsettling to old-timers here, but one of my big orientation take-aways is that Intel is about Risk-Taking. It is considered a core competency here. So I should fit right in, right ;-)?
One thing I learnt in the orientation...I need to make it clear here (and often) that this blog is mine and does not reflect the opinions of my (new) employer...but those of you who know me know that THAT has always been true.