“We have all the technology to do it, but I don’t think human nature is wired for it,” Hussey said. “I don’t think we have the programming to collaborate and develop new ideas that are creative when we are not together.”
Hussey misses grabbing a cup of coffee with a colleague or an impromptu whiteboard session for brainstorming ideas for his network security company. The lockdowns, the remote work, they’re cramping the style of a tech leader who has a tendency to go his own way.
早在1996年,赫西赌相信the internet would keep taking off and launched F5 Networks, which as a startup set out to manage and improve internet traffic. As Hussey has explained over the years, he was trying to replace a system that was offering twice the performance at five-times the price.
F5 went public in 1998, opening at $8 a share and rising to $70 by the end of 1999 as business grew steadily. But the burst of the dot-com bubble ravaged the company, and its stock plummeted to around $7 at the close of 2000. It bottomed out out at a little more than $2 the year after.
跟随ing F5, Hussey went to Lockdown Networks, which was acquired in 2008 by the cybersecurity company McAfee for $2 million.
After a few years, Hussey evaluated his career situation, concluding: “Being retired at 40 was grossly overrated.” He revisited the network security sector and realized that vulnerabilities persisted were everywhere, including utilities and other essential systems. He again saw a lucrative opportunity.
“这些网络是，宽敞的，不安全 - 就像三级口径黑客一样可以发现它们并破坏它们，”他说。所以Hussey与一些前波音工程师合作，他们正在努力解决这个问题，并为他们的创业公司提供财政支持。In 2014他成为首席执行官和共同创始人的回火。
So he strives to hire talented employees, and get out of their way and let them do their jobs. Hussey looks for people who have great domain expertise or are terrific at problem solving. He described the workplace environment at Tempered as egalitarian.
We caught up with Hussey for this吉克，常规的Geekwire特色。Continue reading for his answers to our questionnaire.
Describe your workspace. Why does it work for you?Office and home office: My office has a great view of Puget Sound, is comfortable for 1:1 and small team meetings, and I can see over most of the team from my stand-up desk. At home, I just installed a 65” hi-definition screen so I can see my entire team on a Zoom call.
您对日常工作和生活的最佳建议？Don’t let it happen, make it happen. Plan your work then work your plan.
Current number of unanswered emails in your inbox?3.
How do you run meetings?Have an agenda, begin on time, exchange information, make decisions as appropriate, summarize and adjourn.
最好的压力救济者？你怎么拔掉？Music and wine, head for the hills or beach in the Sprinter van, “lose” my phone
你在听什么？贝多芬，Composer Dave Grusin，爵士钢琴家Bill Evans’“完整的河边录音，”80年代的摇滚
Book on your nightstand (or e-reader)?Peter Thiel“零到一个”
Night owl or early riser?早期提升者，从下午11点睡觉。到上午6点
Where do you get your best ideas?在运动自行车或跑步机上