In January of this year I posted an entry in my blog announcing that I was Moving On. I wrote that "After thirty-seven years at IBM, I will be retiring this coming June. I will continue to be involved with the company on a part-time, emeritus basis, contributing as appropriate where I can." I later added, "Beyond my continuing relationship with IBM, I am still working out my post-retirement plans."
Even though it has been only a short seven months since my formal retirement from IBM, it is interesting - at least for me - to reflect on this new phase of my life, not just on the obvious personal implications, but on what it might tell me about the changing nature of work in our knowledge economy.
In my case - and everyone’s case is clearly different - I did not go from a full time job at IBM to another full time job in another institution. I did not retire in the sense of not working either. I have pretty much remained involved full time in matters concerning the IT industry, including education, technology, market strategy, and policy matters. But, instead of doing so working full time at one company, - as I did for the past 37 years - I am doing so now by working closely with a few different institutions.