Monday, November 26, 2007

Why am I Wearing a Tie?

It just dawned on me that I should probably get around to changing my profile picture.  In fact, a couple of friends have been bugging me to do this for a while but thats more because they think its a crappy picture.  I kind of like wearing a tie but virtually never wear one to work.  I would almost go so far as to say that ties are actually unwelcome at most startups in Silicon Valley and, moreover, its just not representative of who I am or how I normally present myself.

Its a bit ironic to me that the symbol of success on the East Coast is so rare out here that I'd be willing to bet the there are far more people wearing suits & ties to work in a retail service positions (hotels, Nordstrom, car dealers, etc.) than corporations where the culture expects it.

I do like the weird quality of the photo, but it probably isn't the best way to present myself to potential readers that I've never met either.  Odds are I will either change the photo sometime this week, or forget about it entirely. 


At November 27, 2007 11:43 AM, Blogger Hubber said...

You should be on a bike!

At November 27, 2007 2:08 PM, Blogger Andrew Fife said...

yeah, I think I'll spare the world a shot of me in spandex... :)

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