Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Whirlwind

Of course it has been a whirlwind day with the Redmond announcement yesterday. Lots of press calls, customer calls, vendor calls and staff. Many congratulations. Some concerns too of course.

The high call and email volume made it almost impossible to move anything forward. I have been through this often so at some level knew to expect this. The purchase negotiation was already very intense and time consuming so I was already taxed going into today.

I continue to learn. To grow, I need to have and rely on good people. I cannot do it all myself (which is my inherent nature). So I fight my impulses and ask for help.

The real work in an acquisition begins after it is completed (in this case April 30th). The key is to make it smooth for as many stakeholders as possible.

2 Comments:

At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Gerhard said...

Life is worth living when one is willing to to grow and learn!

I had to leave this commant so that I could add one more email in to your inbox.... Oops :-)

 
At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Kevin Kenny said...

I understand you to be someone who surrounds themselves with other bright people....someone who retains people who can lead and inspire others to learn and grow both professionally and personally...

You certainly will find a number of those people in senior roles within the company you just acquired.

Best of luck with the integration of these two great companies

 

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