THE reason to get up in the morning

They (whoever "they" are) say that your passion lies at the intersection of what makes you mad and what you have the power to change. For me, it's systems and technologies that do not work well for the people they are supposed to be serving—that's what makes my blood boil and that's what I have the talent to change. Designing systems makes me come alive. It's what I'm good at and what I'd do if stranded on a desert island. Or a dessert island.

When I was seven, guess what I was doing? See above. Creating treasure maps, mazes, floor plans, and games. I was designing experiences. And thankfully, I still am.