I recently had a meeting with the other two founders of Oxstein Design Labs to get our messaging together before we launch a lot of what we’re doing to the world. We already have great partners and interested clients that are helping us to create our initial offerings which is nice place to start.
A big piece of this will be creating an open source framework to help people build, manage, measure and understand Trust Communities. Beyond that, we’ll be playing in the spaces of tech, social media, education and entertainment. I put up our initial blog today. It’ll be moved to our website when it launches very soon, but it’s time we started to share our vision and begin to connect to our tribe.
After being either a consultant or an employee for a couple of decades, it’s very exciting to be building a company that’s fully aligned with my interests and skill set with top level players. Working with people who are smarter than me in their fields of expertise and who also value fun and integrity as much as money is a true joy.
When we met for the first time in person after months of Skyping, phone calls and emails to officially kick this company and project off the ground it was amazing to note how each of our respective talents came together and mesh so well to create and build our collaborative vision. I’ll roll more of that out in the coming weeks and months.
It’s a change to be traveling a lot more and working the hours of a start up entrepreneur as we build the parent company and the companies under it’s umbrella. I’ll be meeting interesting people as well as speaking and presenting much more. (Blog posts and Flikr photos will undoubtedly be flowing like a waterfall.) But most importantly, I’ll be doing work that fills my soul as it helps others to see and enjoy the bigger picture of what the social media revolution and niche Trust Communities are doing to transform our lives.
I’m very lucky. Communication, relationships, technology and collaboration have been my loves all my life. We are now at a point where these interests are overtaking the culture of control and competition that we were born into. It’s a great time to be alive for someone like me.
As I blog about this and other adventures it will be great to connect with you on deeper levels than I have in previous blog posts. My heart will have more to say as it’s song develops on this journey. I’m getting for the first time how fun business can be. It’s fun because when you play with the right people to do the right things that contribute in the right ways it’s a blast.