Religion Happened to Me

I’ve recently read The Lean Start Up, and in the words of Steve Blank ‘You read The Lean Startup, and religion happens to you.’ Well, religion happened to me. I want to make an impact. I need to pivot.

A little while ago I put together Ollie’s Roadmap, which laid out some of the things I wanted to do, professionally, at my current company. It’s a global software consultancy with a pretty decent reputation in the industry, but I’m not sure I want to name it, really. It laid out a plan that involved staying with the company for 10+ years and working in 9 different countries. Thinks might have changed a bit…

I’ve had conversations with a friend and colleague of mine, and he told me I was too ambitious to stick around for long. I’m not sure what he meant by long, but I didn’t get what he meant at the time. Now I do.

Now, I say I need to pivot , which suggests there was some sort of goal or strategy. There really wasn’t. It was just a bunch of places I wanted to work in, and promotions I wanted to achieve. Nothing that would make an impact.

So, I’ve come up with a new Ollie’s Roadmap, still 10 years, but higher level and with a bit more of a defined goal. The subject of this blog will be the journey that Roadmap takes me on. We’re in for one hell of a ride.


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