I enjoy telling our story to my colleagues, friends, and even acquaintances—it makes for a great ice breaker. Recently I led a short session at the XP Days Benelux Conference, designed for people in my particular niche of the software industry called “Extreme Personal Finance”, in which I introduced a group of about 75 people to out financial philosophy and showed the relationships between those ideas and the ideas in our particular school of software development. This means that mainly people in the software world learn about our story.
One such person, Matt Heusser, had been writing articles about “The Jimmy Buffet lifestyle” and asked to interview me on the topic. Here is the result, an interview about going independent, not just from your job, but from working altogether.