10Shawn K. Osborne: Overcoming Misalignment and Defection at TechAmerica

“The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.”

—Irish proverb

Images How did you get to be the person you are? What’s your story?

As a working class, second-generation Irish kid born in a little town all of one mile square in upstate New York, I saw my father for the last time on a summer’s day in 1973. We were in a Long Island Holiday Inn. He had prepaid for a hotel room that would cover a two-week stay and house my mother, my 12-year-old sister, my 5-year-old brother, and me. At 13 years old, I was the oldest.

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