About Philip Morgan
Specialist software developers earn more and attract better, more interesting clients. Those that have cultivated world-class expertise in pure technology get to participate in shaping the future world of software. Those that have specialized in the intersection of business and technology command premium rates, create deeper impact in the organizations they serve, and enjoy a strong pipeline of opportunities.
Other professions (medicine, law, etc.) have a clear path to valuable specializations. Software developers currently do not.
Before I die, I would like to see a world in which any self-employed software developer who wishes to specialize has a clear path from being a generalist to being a successful specialist. In this world, there would be no mystery at all about how to successfully specialize in a way that is met with strong demand from the market and a financially, intellectually, and emotionally rewarding career path.
I’m working to make that vision of the future a reality for every self-employed software developer through effective training, educational materials, and transformative experiences.
I’m currently focused on analyzing and reverse-engineering the path of successful software specialists, identifying patterns, and turning those into best practices and other guidance through my books, educational events, and consulting practice. I’ve provided specialization and lead generation advisory services to clients in 17 countries across 6 continents.
I live in Sebastopol, CA (also the home of O'Reilly Media) with my wife Cheryl and our two Ragdoll cats.