Where Was I? Oh Yes…on Facebook…

by vernsanders on June 1, 2012

actually not…I’ve been neck deep in the launch of our new MasterClass project.

But here’s the thing: All the other work you are doing, and need to do, is still waiting for your attention. I’ve known this, but the whole launch sequence brought it firmly to my attention again.

I think that’s the way life is. Growth means change, and change is generally hard work, at least at some level. For a lot of people, and especially institutions, change means a choice between re-directing resources (never an easy decision, given the vested interest people have in the continuing-to-do-what-we’ve-always-done inertia), or adding more responsibility on top of don’t-let-the-rest-of-your-work-suffer.

And I’ve noticed one other thing. Once the new project (whatever it is) is launched, human nature being what it is, there is a tendency to say “well done” and take a few days (or weeks) off. There is no greater current example of the difficulty of that scenario than the current state of the price of Facebook stock (for historians of the 2100′s, that was the hottest new IPO, and it is now down over 10% from the strike price).

Which also reminds me…in the process of launching something new, there are a lot of people who think that they’ve contributed to the beginning of something great just because they stood around and took credit for it. Or complained that it wasn’t as good as they thought is was, and why are the ones who did all the work getting the reward?

So I’m still in catch-up (as opposed to ketsup) mode a bit. I’m hoping to be back to my usual blogger self by next week.

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