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50 The PCB Design Magazine • November 2014 One Friday morning, coffee in hand, I read an article on LinkedIn by Jeff Haden, titled 8 Qualities that Make Great Bosses Unforgettable. I didn't think much of it until the end of the day when I had a moment to appreciate how amazing my boss really is. Haden is so right. Read the article and consider your own company. Does your boss fit this description of a great boss? My boss certainly does. Based on Haden's ar- ticle, the following is a tribute to my boss, Steve Klare. 1. They believe the unbelievable. In 1983, Steve founded Intercept Technol- ogy. He was employed at Lockheed-Martin at the time, and saw that his department was ei- ther going to relocate him or lay him off. Rather than move his young family, who had just set- tled into their newly built home in an Atlanta suburb, he decided to put his skills to use as an electrical engineer. He began working contracts privately, and slowly but surely built a busi- ness that became an EDA software vendor. The growth was unbelievable. Years of stability have followed, and I have been part of it. 2. They see opportunity in instability and uncertainty. In 2001, while we were at PCB East in Worcester, Massachusetts, I watched the twin towers fall. My boss, a colleague, and I rented SOFTWARE BYTES column by Abby Monaco, CID iNTerCePT TeChNologY The Qualities of Great Bosses

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