Ian's Portfolio

Personality and Experience

Expertise is more than experience. I believe it consists of three fundamental pieces: Experience and Skill certainly, but also the right Personality. If you have a lot of experience handling complex problems, but lack a personality of creativity, curiosity, and vision, you will burn out quickly or get stuck in a rut of always making the same decisions. If you have a passionate personality but lack experience, you are more susceptible to chasing every new opportunity rather than making strategic decisions that lead to long-term benefits. This is at the core of the Skeleton Key mentality. We are always looking for a better way to solve a problem or reach new levels of outcomes instead of focusing only on the skills we are comfortable with. We think agilely but always towards the greater vision. Pair that mindset with battle won experience and you have a powerful combination ready to tackle any challenge.