When recruiters call CIO superstar Dennis Jones, he insists he\u2019s done working full time for corporate America. "I don\u2019t use the word retired," says the 50-year-old Jones (right). "I\u2019m self-directed." Just two heady years ago, Jones became the president of Commerce One. Everyone watched as the former FedEx IT chief put his noggin to the task of growing the beleaguered B2B provider (see "Dennis Jones\u2019s Big Adventure," at www.cio.com\/printlinks). A year later, Jones resigned amidst another round of cutbacks at the Pleasanton, Calif.-based Commerce One. Now he\u2019s back home in Memphis, where he spends time with his cocker spaniel Freckles. In his spare time, he\u2019s on the board of StorageTek, a $2 billion digital storage company based in Louisville, Colo. He\u2019s also cooking up a nonprofit organization?the Friends and Faith Foundation?that will use tax-exempt bonds and tax credits to purchase affordable housing. Any profits will be siphoned into social organizations. The group of Memphis businesspeople involved in the project hopes to start purchasing real estate sometime this year.Jones is adjusting to the slower pace. "It is a transition that you have to manage," he says. "You have to accept the fact that you do have more time on your hands and a greater degree of flexibility, and you don\u2019t have to be as hurried. I\u2019m very satisfied and appreciative of the business career that I\u2019ve had, and I feel like this is a time to give back my time and experience." And if the right job offer came along?would he take it? Perhaps, he admits, but only if it was an extraordinary offer.