Archive for October, 2008
I am going to write a couple of blogs on the stress that is being placed on distributors, sales professionals and end customers.I want to inject a little reality into our current situation. I truly want all folks to be successful (with or without Boundless Network). Hopefully some of the topics will create a sense [...]
I have to admit: I am enamored with this political season. I love the gamesmanship of the candidates, watching the debates and arguing (soft debating) with my friends and co-workers. Candidly, I don’t have a dog in this year’s presidential race, as it’s my personal opinion that neither of the candidates are very good and that the entire system is broken and quasi corrupt. I won’t go into more detail for now, but if you see me at a show and you want to talk politics, we can rant and rave about the election with a couple of cold ones.
As I lay awake in bed last night at 3 a.m., my sleep-deprived brain started taking the race in some interesting directions. I began to wonder: if I was putting together a company and could only hire prominent members of the political arena, who would I pick, and for which roles? And, most importantly, would they survive in my company?
Last week, Boundless Network was named the No. 2 fastest growing company in Austin with revenue over $10 million by the Austin Business Journal.
This weekend I performed an experiment: I tried to go the entire weekend without spending one minute thinking about the economy and the politics surrounding it. Between the political campaign and the stock market, it starts to be a little taxing on the psyche.
Bptwmug Recently, Boundless Network was named one of the best places to work in the promotional products industry. While I’m happy to win the award, I’m actually not surprised that we made the list.
After more than 15 years, I have seen all sides of our industry — the good, bad and ugly. It is from those experiences that I understand that Boundless Network’s secret sauce is our culture and passion for the industry.
You may think that I’m smoking crack here. As your 401K and your retirement go down the crapper, here I am talking about looking on the bright side. But believe me when I say there are going to be some major winners during the transition of our economic climate. These will be companies that take advantage of the chance to build a better business model that works.
Here’s a question that even the savviest of politicians can’t solve: how do you travel 50 miles on zero gallons of gas? We here at Boundless cracked the code! All it takes is a committed group of Boundless team members and a little bit of sweat. A few dedicated Boundlessians recently participated in a run to raise money for a children’s non-profit organization.