I never like to let Craig Cmehil down, but I didn’t think I was going to have time to do an SCN video in time to Year End 2009, sharing!. But tonight, as I was walking with my friend and her dog in a little bundled up doggie sweater, I realized I was right by my office. So with my sweatshirt on, and numerous other fashion snafus, including, as usual, my hair, I taped a JonERP 2009 Business Year in Review video. I’d like to credit Jim Spath, who is the master of the hat collection – I am just a pretender.
But in seriousness, this was a year of adversity and reinvention for Year End 2009, sharing!, as I’m sure it was for many of you. As I goofed into my reflections, I found myself going through some themes of the year, and suddenly the video didn’t seem so goofy after all. To be honest, I thought about going home and changing into something snappier, but I didn’t think I could top this particular take. Oh, but one clarification. At the 7:20 mark, what I say sounds like “Sometimes I think we can see too much,” but what I’m actually trying to say is “Sometimes I think we concede too much.” No time for a director’s cut, so there you have it.
During the video, I made an attempt to break my year’s business lessons down into some themes that we have all faced. I hope you enjoy, and Craig, thanks for the peer pressure, err, I mean, inspiration!