My online buddy James Avery has at last left "the company whose name we never mention", to go independent. I've been there and done that, and in fact had a quite successful career of it (excepting the fact that I can't actually 'run' a business very well), and it's a big challenge, but a hugely rewarding one. James is joining a growing number of exceptionally talented developers and architects out there that have made similar decisions over recent months, which is actually very good news for all of us. A growth in the indepedent sector usually signals a return to health of the market in general.
On another level, I'm really glad that he's left "the company whose name we never mention". They have a nasty habit of luring very talented and bright people in, then sucking the life right out of them by forcing them to be little more than codemonkeys, bowing and scraping to every whimsey their really quite inept majority shareholder comes up with. It's a hell of a waste of talent.
Congratulations James, and the very best of luck to you mate.
All you companies out there in and around Cincinatti - if you are alooking for a top notch .NET consultant to achitect a solution, oversee implementation, vet proposals and work by other teams of consultants or even to implement an entire enterprise grade .NET solution from scratch, give James a call.
The site for James' new company is not yet up, but keep an eye on www.infozerk.com for it over the coming days.