Last Friday I had my first company meeting, and it was a blast. It was the biggest show I’ve been in, and the show didn’t disappoint at all. For a lot of people, the CM was getting old. The demos were just demos, and there wasn’t a lot of inspiring things that the management team could muster out to rally us.
Though there were negative press, I, for one, felt inspired by all the speakers, and really believe in what we are doing moving forward in FY12. I got a taste of what the different technologies that we are rolling out this year, and what promise they have. It’s really hard to imagine how many different products we have. It’s not easy to lead a big army forward.
The best analogy is to compare the vast product lines to China. For China to prosper, you need a lot of people, getting through the initial hurdle, being unified, and working together to create value. We are seeing that now, and I think it shouldn’t be long before all the technologies cross and become integrated and make our services and products so rich and powerful.
SteveB may not have the vision, but you can’t look at the company with one driving force. Instead, you have to get inspired by upper management in your own division. I believe we are moving forward with a big step. Hopefully, this sets up for a giant step forward next year.