Stan has spent his career building commercial products at companies ranging from Wang Laboratories, where he created the first multimedia word processor, to Digital Equipment and a number of smaller companies. On the whole, he prefers smaller companies where he has the opportunity to wear many hats and to build closer relationships with other employees and with customers. He's passionate about true collaboration, practiced by teams that really enjoy working with each other; excellent communication, including written communication; the most under-appreciated part of communication, really listening; quality in everything he creates; and agile methods, exercised with flexibility and balance.