...well almost. I was curious about the free course offerings at Stanford so while browsing the offerings I found 3 courses I would be very interested in. I am unhappy with my current salary (who isn't right?) but rather than putting that on my boss or jumping ship (just yet) I have been talking to my wife about starting a small business. Two of the three classes that most interested me were about just that, with one focusing on starting a small business from level 1 and the other taking things a step further in what makes a successful dot com startup. Machine Learning I signed up for the "Lean Launchpad" and was very impressed by even the simple little introduction, specifically the part where the instructor stated that "small businesses are not copies of larger business...do not work on proven business models...but must discover (what works for them)". I probably hacked the quote up but it rang a chord with me as I have worked for small tech firms in the past that were doomed from the word "go" due to trying to do something a bigger business was doing in the same fashion they were doing it. Anyhow I'll be taking this course along with another MSMIS course from Bellevue simultaneously in spring. I expect a busy but interesting semester.