The world fascinates me.
When I was little, I wondered why the grown-ups always sat down at the dinner table for coffee. My parents would have friends over, they’d have coffee or drinks and they’d play cards. Every single time. I was a floor sitter; I liked sitting on the floor, starfishing, spreading out over whatever furniture was around. To this day, I still prefer a couch meeting over a table one.
I also never understood why we’re so adamant about the 8 hour work day, why we have so many meetings about meetings, and why organizations tolerate so much incompetence. I never understood why start-ups felt immune from needing to be organized, and why big corps felt like everything had to be overly bureaucratic without ever really getting much done. I did a lot of things the hard way, until I started figuring out how the world works, and why it’s all setup that way.
As a business owner, as an artist, and as a former Tech industry manager for twenty years, I decided to blog about business, and the working world. I want to explore all facets of these worlds, the “game”, the thrill of being entrepreneurial. I like to think that I have an opinion on it all, and it’s an opinion that’s best shared in writing, preferably outside the constraints of a social media post.
If you want to check out my creative work, go here.
If you want to hire me, go here.
If you want to send me doodles or poetry, contact me.
– Julie Laurin