Douglas Bowman led design at Twitter and is now leaving. He recently wrote a letter to Twitter that shows the importance of where we spend our time working–of how years spent at an organization shape us as much as we shape it.
The letter also exemplifies how to leave a place you love: It should be better than you found it. Money quote:
Twitter, the product, has a ton of momentum behind it. The teams at Twitter are in great shape, and the people on these teams are thinking of and executing on some of the best ideas I’ve seen in my time here. So it’s a good time for me to call my leg of the journey complete. To step out of the way. To let go of something I love so dearly. And to let it thrive and grow into something even bigger.
[HT Daring Fireball]