Matt Williamson, director of sales for Bronto Software, was honored by the Triangle Business Journal in their 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards gala. In an interview published in Bronto’s newsletter, Mr. Williamson had this to say:
Bronto: What is your favorite word?
Bronto: What is your least favorite word?
Williamson: Deserve. The notion that anyone thinks that they ‘deserve’ anything in this life aggravates me. Nothing, not even our freedom or our right to exist is owed to us. It’s up to us to earn those things.
Bronto: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Williamson: The underdog story. There’s nothing that fires me up more Â in a positive sense Â than overcoming the odds and winning in the face of adversity.
Bronto: What turns you off?
Williamson: The sense of entitlement I mentioned, and a sense of apathy. If you don’t care enough about something to immerse yourself entirely in it, then go find something else to do. Life is too short to not be completely passionate about what you are doing in the present.