Heading to O'Reilly
I'm not the type of person who changes jobs very often. In fact, I've only switched three times in a 25-year career and every time I've wound up staying longer at the next job than I did at the previous one.
So after almost 10 years at Wiley (including 3 with IDG/Hungry Minds) I recently made the decision to join O'Reilly (here's the press release). I can't say enough good things about the wonderful folks at Wiley; it's an outstanding organization loaded with passionate, talented professionals. I've often heard people use the same words to describe the O'Reilly organization, btw.
Although it was tough leaving all my Wiley colleagues last Friday I can't tell you how excited I am to join the O'Reilly team. I'm sure I'll be drinking from the fire hose at first, so wish me luck as I embark on this new journey.
P.S. -- Publishing 2020 and Kindleville will both live on as I plan to continue blogging. Stay tuned for future posts related to my new role at O'Reilly...
Joe, congrats on the new position! Your expertise will be a valuable contribution to O'Reilly's offerings. Glad the blog will be going with you. Press on!
Posted by: Kevin D. Washburn | October 13, 2008 at 01:35 PM
Congrats, Joe. I look forward to seeing what you do next. Good luck!
Posted by: Matt Wagner | October 13, 2008 at 02:26 PM
Change is good for the soul.
Posted by: Mark | October 13, 2008 at 02:38 PM
Congratulations, Joe. I've been following and enjoying your blog for a couple of years now. Keep up the good work!
Posted by: Robert Burton Robinson | October 13, 2008 at 03:49 PM
Posted by: Duffbert | October 13, 2008 at 04:20 PM
Congratulations, Joe! What a terrific move! Best of luck, although, I'm sure you won't need any. fpt
Posted by: fran toolan | October 13, 2008 at 05:16 PM
Congratulations on your new job!
I enjoy your blogs and look forward to reading about your O'Reilly years, as they happen.
"Wiley to O'Reilly" is a bit of a tongue-twister, isn't it? (Come on, say it fast, three times!)
All the best,
Posted by: Eve Paludan | October 13, 2008 at 05:28 PM
Congrats on your new adventure, Joe!
Posted by: Jillian Koeneman | October 13, 2008 at 08:38 PM
Cool! Congratulations! O'Reilly looks to be a very interesting place to work - have fun!
Posted by: David N. Welton | October 14, 2008 at 03:42 AM
Congratulations Joe. O'Reilly publishes terrific computer books so it should be a good match.
Posted by: Book Calendar | October 14, 2008 at 08:04 AM
Congratulations!! You will be an asset to O'Reilly. Enjoy your new position. Our family's best to you.
Posted by: Sharon | October 14, 2008 at 08:10 AM
Seems like a very good fit! Congratulations. I'll be watching this space with much excitement.
Posted by: Carolyn Jewel | October 14, 2008 at 10:56 AM
Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing how this affects your already excellent blog.
Posted by: Thom | October 14, 2008 at 12:14 PM
Congratulations, Joe. Hope this doesn't mean moving your family. I'm a friend of Jan's. She is very proud of you.
Posted by: sue byers | October 14, 2008 at 04:21 PM
Congratulations. We will miss you at Wiley, but I wish you all of the best.
I am glad you will be keeping up the blogs.
Posted by: Teresa Mankin | October 29, 2008 at 10:03 PM