I started a new job two weeks ago, which coincides with my last post on this blog. It’s not that I didn’t have the time, it’s that I didn’t have the focus. I was starting again, and there’s a lot to think about when you start again. New processes, new names and faces, new technology to learn, new relationships to build and old relationships to re-kindle. When you sell technology some people want to dance, and many others don’t. My last company had a lot of the latter. I saw it early but wanted to see it through. My reward was some interesting travel but not a lot of money.
Money. I went to my previous company because I was running away from a dead end and chasing the big money. Bold claims of big commission dollars and what looked like a strong and differentiated product. But the timing was bad, the market said no thanks and so here we are.
In a better place, with a culture of longevity and great leadership. Drinking from the fire hose, but mostly around product differentiation and such. The rest I know. I’m starting again, but its not such a climb this time.