15 Minutes of Genius with Jared Spool
Whenever someone brilliant and inspiring is in town, or stopping by for lunch, we ask them to speak, and gather the team for “15 Minutes of Genius.” Past guests have included Evan Williams, the founder of Blogger and Twitter; Chad Dickerson, CEO of Etsy; Jennifer Pahlka, founder of Code for America, the mysterious Burrito Justice, (who is wearing a mask in the photo, but didn’t while speaking) – to name a few. Yesterday, we hung out with user interface engineer Jared Spool. He shared his thoughts from his vast experience in the design world and told us about his first job at General Electric in Schenectady, New York.
We were immediately enraptured by his description of Building 39, purportedly–at one time at least–one of the largest buildings in the world. GE builds enormous turbines for dams, or nuclear reactors, which need to be built on top of the railroad cars that will deliver them to their final destinations. “I feel a note coming soon!” someone remarked. In fact, several notes, and more are coming. Those moments of inspiration are sweet–when does the muse strike you to write a Findery note?
Photo: Heather Champ