|Headline:||Provide video & interactive content for small business|
|Description:|| If you’re like me, and I know I am, you’ve got to be wondering about this guy’s sanity. Well, rest assured this guy (moi) is crazy. A good crazy. The kind of crazy that it takes to walk away from the high paid corporate world and never look back. I have spent the last 11 and a half years working as a “specials” engineer, programmer/analyst and senior engineer ( well senior something, anyhow). Nice pay and benefits package, but unappreciated and completely miserable. Fed up with cronyism, the Peter principal of advancement and all the politics of nepotism that you can conjure, I decided to take an early retirement. |
Now credit must be given where it belongs. The company I left was founded by caring people that rewarded hard work and employee loyalty with generosity. It embodied the best traditions of a benevolent overseer. Unfortunately, as is so common when the founding generation gradually moves on (ah, yes, the process of aging), the new generation simply lacks the same character. They didn’t have to scrimp, save, do without, sweat, worry or bring the company forward from the ground up. To be frank, they were never entrepreneurs. And that’s why the bloodline thins so much when a business is handed over to the next generation. You can’t build character that way. Sadly. All the degrees and schooling in the world simply cannot substitute for the entrepreneurial spirit.
My children are grown up now, so the pressure to be the sole provider of the family is off my shoulders. My wife, Carol took on the most difficult job of all–nurturing our daughters. Now we can take some time for each other. I still want to work, but I have the luxury to do something I love, ”Create”. I wanted my next business to embody the beliefs I live by. This is it:
To create a place where the talents and treasures of a lifetime are encouraged, broadened and unhindered by expediency.
To keep this place from being encumbered by cynicism, jealousy, small mindedness, group think and all manner of corporate mythologies, oxymorons, and stagnation.
To cause an atmosphere where creativity is fostered, hard work is rewarded, and all share in the profits this generates.
To recognize that a job worth doing is one you look forward to every day.
To ensure that enthusiasm is contagious, people are precious, and life is worth living.
To engage the community and promote the value of every life.
To provide a workplace free of toxins.
Business Statement ”Bottom Line” in this company is defined as the sum of each contributor’s self worth, God-given talents, contentment, well being, and spiritual growth. This company asserts that overtime is always the result of poor planning and a disregard for the needs of employees and their families.