Who do you admire, right now? Who have you always admired? Everyone has a role model or someone they admire that has contributed to what they believe in and work for. Our role models motivate and inspire us as both individuals and as organizations to grow. Continue reading to see four people we admire, starting with one of the visionaries we admire the most and followed by three industry professionals we work with on a regular basis.
Technology and Innovation
|Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Twitter, CEO of Square|
Last year, he spoke to a student audience at the Stanford Graduate School of Business on what inspired him and how he came up with his ideas and how he believes we should all refocus. "The great companies don't have one founding moments, they have many founding moments." One of the most inspiring things to us in this speech is when he talked about the journey of Twitter and how he became a programmer as part of the big picture. And in terms of Twitter, they built, built, built and listened to monetize the system, and how they have had many founding moments since their initial idea and launch.
Chandika Bhandari is a software veteran, development entrepreneur, hacker and advanced app developer. In the past, Chandika spent years working for Microsoft and he worked his way up to be a Senior Software Development Lead for Bing. His experience with both Fortune 500 businesses and startups gives him a nice mix of experience to develop powerful solutions. At Microsoft, he was responsible for the architecture, performance and stability. Chandika also helped us in perfecting and overseeing the initial launch of our very own SurveySwipe application in it's early ages. Today, Chad runs an app development business called Seattle App Lab Even today, Chad is still at our side and ready to assist any clients that need assistance with the instillation or customization of our mobile survey SDK.
Jeffrey Henning (@JHenning) is a very resourceful, well-versed market research consultant and is the founder of ResearchScape. Jeffrey is also an avid blogger that manages Research Access and writes frequently for the Greenbook Blog. His Twitter feed is a must follow for the market research industry. Each week he rounds up 10 of the best tweets about #mrx and puts a fun shareable, interactive spin on them. We admire Jeffrey for being so personable and also for offering a helping hand and collaborating with us an some upcoming studies this year. He has been able to fill a gap and help with the logistics of research where we may fall short. He consistently helps us promote our content and shares the good stuff to his readers, too. Jeffrey takes the stress out of surveys and helps his clients get the insights they need quickly at a very affordable price. He is also a member of ESOMAR, AAPOR, and the MRA.