With the capstone event of RootsTech, which I had the privilege of developing, chairing, and MCing, I felt I had accomplished precisely what I came to FamilySearch to do. When a friend who knew I was exploring new opportunities called to ask if he could offer my name to Inflection for consideration, I agreed. I interviewed with other companies as well, but ultimately made the decision to move to Inflection.
Some co-workers and friends asked me why I chose Inflection over other opportunities. Here is a company with NOBODY in it who has genealogical expertise, and they have accomplished more in the way of building an underlying structure for guiding beginners than any other product I have yet observed. Sure, the content is still young, but content will grow, just as it has with every other company out there. What's more, they are committed to providing their services for such a small amount, even as they continue to grow!
I can't even begin to describe all of the great things about this company. Calling it a company somehow seems very inaccurate. While every business has its weaknesses, there is something steady and calm, sure and confident here. I know I have said it before, but while this company is brimming over with brilliant and vibrant minds, there is something so sincere and honest that it eliminates the veritable "Clash of the Egos."
I could describe the workplace, the daily nutritious meals catered for the employees, the hearty conversations in a comfortable lunchroom, the meditation room complete with hanging air plants strung from the ceiling, the healthy snacks and drinks available to all at anytime (no quarters required), the weekend sailing club that builds even more unity among employees, the whiteboard walls and pillars where employees are free to express their creativity...
All of this sounds so hollow and shallow without the heart of the company. Perhaps it's something in the reverse-osmosis filtered water that provides the rich soil for innovation and creativity. I can't quite put my finger on why and how this all works. Respect? Trust? Humility? Integrity? Equality? Official titles like, "Thinker?" It just works, and I am so grateful to be a part of it.