Wow, I can’t believe it has really only been 11 days since I’ve last posted! We are in budgeting season at Intuit, which is kind of like self-expanding foam… it consumes all available space.
One cool thing happened today that I have to share. Today was the review with my boss, our CTO, Bill Ihrie. (Next Friday is our CEO, so we’ll appreciate positive thoughts from y’all.) Bill’s great at asking all the tough questions, really digging into the details of the business and balancing "short and long", as we say here. The cool thing is that for those questions I didn’t know off the top of my head, many of them I could either answer quickly, because the info was in a QuickBase, or I could tell him I could send him access to a QuickBase that would give him the details.
One example is our marketing programs. As we continue to grow, our marketing programs grow too. Bill asked questions about the efficacy of those programs based on our growth. I knew the top level answers, because I’m updated regularly and proactively on our programs though our Marketing Programs QuickBase app, but also, the details needed are easily available directly to him, just by sharing the app with him. QuickBase gave me the confidence as a manager that I had both the high-level and the details in check… because I have the visibility I need, and the information "just in time".
OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming…