First post – a bit about me

I was debating on writing a blog for the past few weeks as a way to lay out ideas as they came to me, and allowing them to grow instead of keeping them abstract. I had two turning points that settled my decision.

The first came with a book that I am currently reading called Rework, which is a book by 37signals. The biggest issue I had was where to start … what website should I use, should I buy a domain, what exactly will I write about – the questions were endless. One repeated message in this book is to just go out and do things. You can always tweak things along the way

The second was a clip I watched with Seth Godin & Tom Peters on blogging. The clip isn’t even 2 minutes long, but the message was strong. How can you force yourself to describe, within a few paragraphs, how or why you did something? This is a drastic change in mindset and forces you become part of the conversation, to be proactive instead of sitting back.

Now that I’m here, I guess it’s time to tell you a bit about myself.

I’ve worked a variety of jobs in a variety of fields, from start-ups and small biz, to healthcare and higher ed.  I always was thinking of ways to enhance business – how can we do things better and be more productive? Are we saying and doing the right things?

I realized my true calling was working with innovative ideas and using creative strategy to grow businesses. This led me to the UK to complete an MBA with an emphasis on strategy and innovation, and this blog will be designed around those themes. It might be slow moving at first while I try to get the hang of this … but hop on and enjoy the ride!