You remember that time I left my job and launched my own independent consultancy? Well, about that. It never actually happened.
Despite registering the company, hiring accountants, developing my business plan and doing all those things you do when you’re launching a campaign to take over the world, life happened instead.
Or Shift Happened.
Just as I was launching MaxTB Ltd and planning to go my own way, I got a call from the ever-charismatic Christian Lanng inviting me to join Tradeshift. Strangely, it’s almost exactly a year ago to the day that I became fundamentally sold on the idea that it’s a company that could change the entire world.
To cut a long story short, I start on October 1st after a couple of months obsessing over PR strategy, exploring places to work from (there’s no UK office) and working as a proper honest-to-God almost-a-real-journalist paid freelancer for Wired.co.uk.
What does Tradeshift do? If I’m doing my job right, either you already know or you’ll find out soon enough…
In the meantime, I’d also like to thank everyone who kindly got in touch hoping I might be able to do some work for them as MaxTB Ltd. Not exploring that avenue was sad sacrifice to make — but this job at this company is the only thing that could have distracted me from it.
September 28th, 2012