The Emperor Chronicles

The Emperor Chronicles

or   My Private Journey to the Pinnacle of the Business World.

Well, for better or worse, it happened.  I won the contest to be the CEO of TimTech.

For the next week, I will write my impressions and thoughts about the process right here.  My regular blog will resume presently.

Fear and Loathing in Yuma:

I was watching the TE Live spreecast on Friday, January 3 with about 40 of my closest friends when Jon Olsen announced that I had won the contest to become the next CEO of TimTech.  I was bumfoozled (the word is for Nick Grimshawe) and wasn’t quite sure how to react.

Of course, I was elated.  I had done a fair amount of work toward this moment, it’s always good when good work and a plan bear fruit.  But…

I was also frightened.  Geeze, what if I’m forever to be known as ‘the guy that wrecked TimTech’?  What if I’m such a bumbler that I am forever branded a fraud?   What if all the TT guys and gals hate me by this time next week?  I mean, these people are really important to me…

So, I sat there, oscillating between elation and the feeling that I had just stepped off a cliff.  Where do we go from here?  Fortunately, Jon invited me on camera, and my friend Patrick Griffith interviewed me with some real softball questions.  I was at least able to get my feet back under me…

I’d be lying if I told you that I had thought of much else for the 12 hours since.  I don’t know about you, but I have the little voice in me that says ‘why bother, you can’t do that’  or ‘it’s not even worth trying, you aren’t qualified’.  I spent at least a couple of hours giving that guy the neener neener.

So, here I am.  Emperor of TimTech.  Or at least I will be on Monday morning.  Where do we go from here?  I am simply not sure.

I need to go get my coronation robe fitted.  I will be back tomorrow with more of my thoughts and ideas.

Could be my shortest blog post ever.

I’m just sayin’

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