In the recent weeks leading up to my 50th birthday, I found myself reflecting on how I got here. Somehow, I find myself as an IT executive with 30 years of experience in life science and professional service industries. Somehow, I find myself as a husband of 33 years and a father of 5 (ages 33 down to 18). Many a person would venture key assumptions about how I got here-two parents, a couple of siblings, good school, safe neighborhood, and a traditional college education. Sounds great, but all of these assumptions would be wrong.
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