Busier Times ahead

The roads were a bit busier today.

After a quiet first week back, in which many in these parts would have taken that first week off, you could tell there were more people going to work today. Still pretty quiet compared to high season, but definitely more happening. More people back ‘at mill’ too, with all the management back at it and more of a buzz about the place. More meetings, more semblance of normality, whatever that means.

I like January. After the break of Christmas and New Year, I return to work refreshed and pumped for what the New Year has to offer. January is still quiet, so I can get more work done, more planning for the coming year (set some goals for 2012), and also have a look at how we are doing half way through the financial year. Are we on track to meet our targets? How did the first half go? Anything need tweaking?

With half our clients seemingly on holidays still, you get less interruptions at work. More time to get some real reports done, do some thinking on some improvements, get some designs done, talk to colleagues about what we can do this year.

2012 is going to be very interesting. And busy. I feel pumped and primed and ready. Let’s get to it!

Cartoon Credit: www.glasbergen.com. Dictionary definition of ‘busy’: www.Dictionary.com 

About the author

Charlie has spent more than 20 years in Perth’s tech and startup sector, firstly as a founder himself, through to exit, and more recently as a writer, advisor and investor. Originally from the UK, Charlie worked in Singapore before arriving in Perth in 1997 to do an MBA at UWA. Graduating as top student in 1999 he set up online real estate business aussiehome.com, running it for 10 years before selling to REIWA, whereupon Charlie ran reiwa.com. In 2013, he moved to Business News to lead their digital transformation as CEO, and then worked for the federal government’s Accelerating Commercialisation program, funding pre-revenue startups and innovative businesses. He now works in an advisory capacity for multiple tech and other businesses, is managing editor of Startup News and co-host of the Startup West podcast. He also writes a column for Business News on startups. Charlie sits on the advisory boards of WA Leaders, TEDxPerth, WAITTA, the Perth Symphony Orchestra, and the full board of Rise Network.

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