I've been SUPER busy trying to orient my actions on revenue-focused activities. Sean, Ian, and myself often use that sentence as a rubric for planning our days out. "Are these activities revenue-focused?" While part of me would prefer to be reading blogs, writing comments, and screwing around around on twitter, a lot of my non-revenue activties this month have involved banking, offices, personnel, and condos.
I spent the day visiting an impressively ambitious internet startup here in Manila. I found myself missing my office days-- a little. It was tons of fun to see office comraderie, leather couches, power lunches, killer work stations, and big LCD screens. I realized my longing is well-timed with a few other rumblings in my behavior. Let's call them"entrepreneurial nesting instincts."
During the course of my corporate career, I've made the final call in over 20 full time personnel decisions. All high dollar employees, all in-depth hiring processes. I have never, in the course of 5 years, seen such high quality applicants for a position. To me this is striking, and definitely a strong entrepreneurial lesson.
Things get kick started December 1st. Stay tuned until then!