My time at Business Objects has finally come to a close. It was an awesome two years, with a lot of learning. I met a lot of extremely talented people there and through my association with the company. I was feeling the entrepreneurial urge again so i decided to throw myself back out of the perceived safety of the corporate life and back into the chaotic startup world. I have been out for two weeks so far and couldn’t be happier. I feel like I’m “home”.
Now that I’m out, I’m taking on a few different projects. I’m working with a group called Hinchcliffe and Company. They are a leading Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 consulting, training, advisory, and media firm headed by Dion Hinchcliffe. I am joined by a top-tier team that is seeding the company and it our goal to ramp up this company very quickly. I will predominantly work in the corporate training, enterprise consulting, and startup advisory area – helping startups with their business planning, go-to-market planning, technology strategy, and/or sustainability practices.
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This will also give me the time and flexibility to work on some other business, technology, and sustainability related projects that I have been wanting to work on for a while as well as to build out my speaking engagements and writing and blogging.
Some people ask me how I tie this all together? I explain it like this. I have come to the conclusion that it is my mission to use business and technology to create a better world. That includes Web 2.0 (bringing a social aspect to computing and to business) or Sustainability (bringing a social and ecological aspect to business).
In my new role(s), I will be doing all of that – sustainability, web 2.0, business building. I have the best “job” in the world! Because I get to work with entrepreneurs, BE an entrepreneur, and work with people who want to change the world for the better.
It’s going to be a crazy and fun year – I can sense it already!
My new contact information is: troy at hinchcliffeandco dot com. My cell hasn’t changed: 604-551-8275 (Vancouver). Drop me a note if we haven’t spoken in a while and we’ll catch up!
Have a great 2007 everybody!