On deadlines and director meetings
All I can say is shit.
Our first Board of Director's meeting is Friday. And we have a big deadline for delivery of a custom podcasting site for one of our customers, and, of course, we rolled out a slew of new features and capabilities, all this week. And, of course, all the fun that goes with it (ton's of directors questions; requests for more info; oh.. yea, that's a serious bug we didn't catch before rollout; you want that new server farm up and running when? That's funny Scott; the artist and the developer fight, all of it at once).
Always seems to work that way doesn't it?
The good news is the team is pulling together well, and we're identifying (and addressing) the holes in our communications systems, processes and methodologies for getting things done.
Sometimes, even though it's damned frustrating some days, overall, I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing than getting this startup company from 'emerging' to real. I haven't worked so hard, slept so little or had so much fun in years.