At the time the most focused discussion was on how fast I could create visual imagery. Emphasis on sales team feeling it took too long to get design done for them. I bring this up because, it was unexpected that they cared more about my ability to produce rather then the quality of my designs.
With my skill-sets and focus on new technologies, I had the right software and know how to be a fast image generator. This coupled with my ability to publicly speak is exactly what they were looking for. It proved in my time there that these two skill sets were held in highest regard. Less
A varied and often divergent group of perspectives looking at a problem will inevitably result in a better end product than the one Starchitect fixating on realizing their vision. It doesn't matter where an idea comes from but how it is shared and made to evolve over time; and a strong idea is one that can't be VE'd out. Less