Author Archives: Raymond Esterheld

About Raymond Esterheld

I am an enterprising professional with 15 years of success in software quality assurance, information systems operations, and education. With a keen ability to face all challenges head-on and to identify unique and forward-thinking solutions to potential problems, I have successfully contributed to many different project teams over the years. I easily interact with management, co-workers, customers, and clients and bring a unique blend of knowledge, understanding, and humor to any occasion.

Abraham Lincoln – Orator Extraordinaire

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
-Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Recently, I’ve been reading the amazing book Team of Rivals by, Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Throughout the book, the reader is given a front-row seat to history as Abraham Lincoln’s words are brought to life and you imagine yourself sitting in the audience listening to him.  As I’ve made my way from Illinois to Washington with Mr. Lincoln, I recently found myself searching the internet for inspirational quotes from one of our greatest orators.  It is at this point that I stumbled up the gem above.  I could probably talk/type for hours about what the quote means to me (and maybe I’ll do that one day), but for now, I just wanted to pass it on.