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2010 New Year’s Resolutions of a Cloud Visionary

I thought I'd take a moment to publicly state some of my goals and resolutions for the upcoming year

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As we end 2009 and head into 2010 I thought I'd take a moment to publicly state some of my goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. You'll notice that most of these goals are business focused, but alas, lately I've been very business focused with Enomaly and my various other schemes.

5. Keep Giving Back. For anyone who knows me, knows that I am a doer. From CloudCamps, to Cloud Interop, from Advisory boards to mentorships. I will continue to give back whenever and where-ever I can. If there is an itch, I will do my best to scratch it.

4. Keep pushing myself. Lately, I've come to the realization that my only limit is the limitation of my imagination and in that I will continue to push the boundaries of my own limitations. Whether it's ideas or ambition, house work or being a Dad, I will strive to be the very best man I can.

3. Make More Friends. As someone who works as much as I do, there seems to be a fine line -- scratch that, actually, no line between work life and social life. Although I enjoy going out for drinks with random people in random cities. I believe that having close friends, the kinds that you can count on, is important. I will work harder at being a better friend to my current ones and make some new friendships along the way. I will do this without being too creepy about it ;)

2. Make more money. I'm not sure if you're supposed to include this type of goal, but unlike wishing on a star, which probably should be selfless, as an entrepreneur I think you must focus on the obvious reason you started your business in the first place, to make money. If Enomaly were a sports team I would characterize 2009 as a rebuilding year, where we focused on developing both our product line as well as our network of partners and customers around the globe. In direct contrast, 2010 will be the year all this hard work pays off. I resolve to make as much money as possible in the most moral, ethical and environmentally friendly ways possible.

1. Spend more time with my family. Yes, this may seem obvious for some, but for someone who has spent the previous 12 months traveling across the globe covering more then 100,000+ miles it's also the most important of all. Keeping in mind my son was born January 6th 2009 and I have another on the way due this June, I must do my best to find that work / life balance. And yes, it's easier said then done.

More Stories By Reuven Cohen

An instigator, part time provocateur, bootstrapper, amateur cloud lexicographer, and purveyor of random thoughts, 140 characters at a time.

Reuven is an early innovator in the cloud computing space as the founder of Enomaly in 2004 (Acquired by Virtustream in February 2012). Enomaly was among the first to develop a self service infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform (ECP) circa 2005. As well as SpotCloud (2011) the first commodity style cloud computing Spot Market.

Reuven is also the co-creator of CloudCamp (100+ Cities around the Globe) CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas and is the largest of the ‘barcamp’ style of events.

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