Have any of your heard of The Flight of the Conchords? They’re a comedy musical duo from New Zealand with a fantastic album and TV series. If you haven’t, you should check them out. Here’s some stuff on youtube. They’re hilarious!
I’ve found some peculiar inspiration from their song Business Time (linked above). I’ll let you listen to it, but towards the end of the song is a lyric along the lines of “… and you know what time it is when I’m down to just my socks? It’s business time! That’s why they call them business socks…”. Genius.
Apart from being genius, and referring to something else entirely, this line holds some truth for me in my career. After quite a few years in the Enterprise IT space, I’ve been thinking for some time that I needed to do something else. I wanted a change. I needed to strip back to my socks and start again. I came to the conclusion that it was time to merge my love of technology, particularly the web, and my love of helping people.
Great linkage, huh? But wait! There’s more!
As a result I’ve decided to start my own thing providing training and advice to businesses about how to bring the power of the web to benefit their business. I get to talk about the web. I get to meet cool people. I get to help said cool people. Enough? I think so.
It’s time to give it a go. I’ll be at least able to say I’ve tried! So, as the song says – It’s Business Time.
ps. When I launch, which will be very soon, it’ll be called 101 (i.e. one zero one). The first offering will be training for virtualising your business to work from anywhere, opening the doors of the web through search and getting your goods in an online store. What do you think?
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