This coming week I am packing my family into the car and we are driving down to Nashville for this year’s company retreat. The family will be enjoying a mini vacation while Tim, Ryan, Dee, and I work on some big picture planning. As a virtual company, these times we get to share together are rare, but powerful.
We have so much to discuss and so many exciting things happening (like BYOB being released THIS WEEK!) that I will be shocked if we get to it all, but the difference between a virtual meeting and spending time in person with this group of people that I admire is amazing. On top of all of that – I am going to eat a crap ton of biscuits. To say I am excited about this coming week is an understatement.
With strategic planning on the brain, here are some past articles from the archives about planning:
Stay tuned for my play-by-play of our company meeting next week.
Stuff we wrote this past week:
On Tuesday, doing creative work can be a challenge when those pesky deadlines sneak up on you. So what’s the secret? Spreadsheets. Seriously, don’t knock ’em until you try ’em.
On Wednesday, Tim recently gave a talk to a large group of educators who got the chance to ask him some questions. One in particular was extremely smart and useful to a lot of people. Have you ever wondered how much a new website should cost?
On Friday, Practically Social had a special twist this week. Yesterday was Will’s 13th birthday so we wanted to do a throwback to his birthday wish from last year.
Stuff we liked this week:
First, Cubs fans are a special breed. These two fans in particular win my award for kind-hearted fans of the year.
Second, if this doesn’t make you want to be best friends with Bob Goff, then I am seriously questioning whether or not I can continue to associate with you.
Third, Coleman must have been stalking my Google searches when they decided to create tiny camping gear for a hedgehog and post pictures of it on Instagram.
Fourth, it’s a common mistake. I mean, who hasn’t confused donut glaze for illegal drugs at some point in their life?
Fifth, who knew pandas were so dang clumsy? Or that the overture from The Barber of Seville was the perfect soundtrack to admire these falling cubs?
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Well, so that’s a start to our weekend and yours as well. We’ll grow this a little over time as we add content and think of other stuff. During the week, we’re primarily going to write about the five major levels of The First Order of Business, and we’ll share our best tips on management, marketing, and motivation.
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Thanks for your time! Enjoy your weekend!