It is amazing how much I've enjoyed becoming an entrepreneur. It has been gratifying to create a unique business operation that reflects my personality.
Imagine making a trip to Boston's North End and developing an important new business relationship while roaming through a Little Italy street festival honoring Saint Aggripina. (And yes, the food was fantastic!)
Or finding the best new restaurants in Palo Alto and getting schooled in writing hi tech programming code.
This spirit of 2011 is best captured by my last blog of the year which commented on a Washington Post column aptly entitled "The Case for Old Entrepreneurs." Typical of Silicon Valley attitudes, the author doesn't think of himself as one-dimensional, but uses a personal tagline of "Academic, Researcher, Writer and Entrepreneur."
This type of thinking is contagious and I encourage you to find out what you really love to do and build your professional life around it. In 2011, I've been "Marty Russo: Business Advisor, Strategic Counselor, Pundit, and Entrepreneur."
Who knows what 2012 will bring?