One saying in the high-tech industry is that sharp executives "don't take prisoners". The level of competition is intense, and there is a fine line between success and failure. Yet, many executives find themselves unfulfilled after a succesful exit or a solid career. So what to do if you want to do good while keep doing well?
Move from the high-tech to the water sector for example, like Booky Oren did twelve years ago, and have an impact on one of the greatest world's challenges. I first met with Booky Oren in Canada last year. I caught with him earlier this month on his way to the UK. He is traveling the world to enlist partners to not only compete with innovative technologies but to also collaborate to solve the water conendrum.
Mr. Oren is one of the architects behind the vibrant water technology market in Israel, which has spurred succesful companies like Takadu and leads the world in water re-use. He was the Chairman of the WATEC conference last November, which drew 28,000 visitors from 104 countries. His composure is not unlike the one of a general, and he clearly has a vision for the water industry.