The Age of Innovation: Why I Love that I Chose Prodigal as my Career
A handful of years ago I went to my doctor feeling far less than 100%. It took her only a few minutes to diagnose my illness and send me home with a prescription which I filled immediately. To my disdain, I discovered that I would have to endure over 7 days of ingesting an incredibly noxious liquid to heal. Ultimately, it was worth it not to be sick anymore, but each day as I choked down the large dose of medicine I couldn’t help the feeling of intense dread coupled with nausea.
Flash forward to 2019, I found myself sitting in a doctors office once again with a familiar sick feeling. I was once again diagnosed with the same illness and I braced myself for the nasty week ahead of me. My stomach clenched, feeling nauseous at the memory of the medication. But, to my utter shock, the doctor handed me a single tiny pill.
“Take this now and you should be feeling back to normal within two days,” she said.
I was dumbfounded. What happened to the awful liquid mediation? My doctor laughed when I asked about it.
“Oh we got rid of that treatment,” she said, waving her hand dismissively. "Medicine has advanced substantially since then. That’s an outdated treatment and we have way better methods today.”
She was right. A single small pill that you had to take once, versus the time, effort, and discomfort of the previous alternative I had endured, was a substantial medical advancement.
Wow! I thought. Look how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time.
This sentiment, while above demonstrated in my experience in the medical industry, rings true for nearly every industry today. We are in a state of constant advancement: an age of innovation where there is a hunger and drive for making things better, faster, easier and more efficient.
And boy what an amazing age it is! Who prefers to forgo efficiency in the face of an incredibly tedious task or reduce the positive results of a project due to limitations that could simply be eliminated?
Within this amazing age of innovation, the technological industry is unsurprisingly one of the leaders of advancement. We’ve moved from landlines to flip phones to smartphones. We’ve gone from a variety of daunting tasks to "Don’t worry, they’ve got an app for that." It’s truly incredible to behold, and it isn’t stopping anytime soon.
When I first came across Prodigal, I recognized their work with AI not only as another example of amazing technology but as a striking epitome of innovation within the technological world. The engineers have an incredible drive and talent to build programs that previously were the dreams of science fiction novelists. In short, I saw Prodigal as a pioneer within this age of innovation and, when offered a position in the company, I leapt at the opportunity.
It only took me a short amount of time to realize that I had made a fantastic decision by joining Prodigal. My job is exciting and fulfilling, but that is only a portion of what makes me so thrilled to be a part of this team.
While many companies may try to be innovators of technology, not all of them will be successful. However, when I look at Prodigal, success appears to be both the natural and inevitable trajectory. This 'forecast of good fortune,’ as I call it, is due to the inner-workings of the business itself, principally the team.
At Prodigal, our team is our greatest asset, and the management makes an actionable effort to drive home this sentiment. The respect amongst colleagues is palpable. We work for each other and take pride in every success and advancement of our team as a whole.
All of this paired with our drive for building Prodigal into the future is what makes us a pioneer in the age of innovation that is truly bound for success. In short, I am thrilled to be a part of such an incredible groundbreaking team.
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