Back in the Saddle

It has been a while since I have posted online.  I’ve come back and cleaned up the site.  Many spammers have tried to hijack the site but its all under control.  I am ready to pick this back up.  Thank you for your interest, prodding and inquiries.  Sorry if my silence was disappointing.

Over the last two years I worked at a public company that is in the sub-million-dollar-market-cap category, better known as purgatory.  Too small to do anything meaningful and stuck carrying the burden of being public.  With a small investor base that was finicky and a board that was disconnected from the company’s actual capabilities, managing to shareholder value is like managing to the changing winds.  It was hard to keep a consistent focus and hard to get real solid work done.

While working at this company my creativity was stifled and I somehow managed to lose my way.  As with any experience, I learned a lot.  I further developed my skills and worked with some good people.  I accomplished many of the goals that I set out to achieve and built a business that I am proud of.  But I also got lost in the minutia of the company.  I learned a big lesson about work-life balance and keeping the most important people in your life, front and center.

Blogging became something I couldn’t keep up with during this time, regrettably.

I will comment more on this experience later, but suffice it to say it is a chapter that is closed and I have moved on taking only the positive pieces of it with me.

For the last few months I have been consulting for early stage companies and the creative thinking is really coming back strong.  I am getting exposed to fantastic new companies in online media technology and recognizing many of the evolutionary trends that are in progress right now.  Some are in response to the changes in our economy and some are cyclical to our industry.  We can get into all of that later.  We have a lot to talk about.

Thanks for coming back to see what I have to say.