Moving deja vu

posted by Jeff | Friday, October 26, 2007, 11:21 AM | comments: 1

Showing up at the new building today was very strange. It has trendy carpet destined to look old in five years, and some very Brady furniture too. It's a lot nicer than what we had before, certainly, even though I still can't see any natural light from where I'm sitting.

It's certainly an interesting time for the company for a lot of reasons we can't talk about publicly, but I can't shake that feeling of deja vu. When Penton Media moved in 2000, everything was new and shiny, and subsequently tanked a year later. I don't think that's going to happen here, because the execs have a clue, but I do sense a culture shift where the technologists and the sales and marketing people are getting further apart. That's what causes dotcoms to tank.

Regardless, I'll stay optimistic, and keep in mind that there is plenty of opportunity if I don't like the way things are going. For now I have no reason to think there is a problem other than my deja vu.



October 26, 2007, 4:27 PM #

Funny, I just put together your office move with my friend Skip Tyler's. He was telling me he wasn't pleased with being the move coordinator for three departments. Small world.

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