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.