Stories by Richard Day

Hurry Up, Already!

Speed can be your best friend and your worst enemy. On one hand it can quickly get you where you want to go. But if you don't know exactly where you are going it can drop you miles from your destination. I learned this when, along with two coworkers at a former job, I left to start a new company. We had been working together for the last year at a software company and often felt as if we were reinventing the wheel with every new customer. It became clear that providing a complete solution to customers' problems, rather than just tools that address individual aspects, would make for not only a more compelling offering but also a more rewarding and interesting job. This couldn't have been more true. So in October 1999 we founded our company, Speedera Networks Inc., to provide a set of services for delivering data and applications over the Internet.