A little over a year ago, I was invited to Austin to see what some professional acquaintances had built, and to see if there was a fit for me. Today is the one-year anniversary of my first day on the job at Trendline Interactive. In a lot of ways, it doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. Here is what I’ve learned in that time.
1) A group of alpha personalities can work together marvelously.
Starting at the top, and going all the way to our newest hire, we are a company full of strong personalities. But we’re lacking one key ingredient that causes groups like this to fail: ego. Don’t get me wrong, we all know what we’re capable of. But we are all pulling in the same direction, and egos get put aside to do great work. It’s a remarkable thing to be part of.
2) Small companies are awesome.
Prior to Trendline, the smallest company I worked for was a ski...