I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin’ on the porch with my family, singin’ and dancin’ down in Mississippi…  Ok, that wasn’t me.  What’s really about me is that after some false starts in the food services and retail, I started working as a temp answering phones at a local company, a fulfillment house for literature for mutual fund companies.  I moved up the chain into the business side, working with a couple of larger clients, and ended up picking up a book “Access 97 For Dummies” and building a subscription mailing list application and database.  With that, and some work with the IT department on building a new call center order entry application, my VP said “Go to IT, you’re wasted here”, so I did. Continue reading