28.09.2011 Category: Week Notes

Week 51

Written by: Johannes Tags: , , ,

Last week sucked, at least for me. Simple reason: I was sick. Knocked out by the flu and a heavy fever. I guess, my body finally threw the towel and said “enough is enough”. Good news, though: We moved into a new, huge space.

Last week sucked, at least for me. Simple reason: I was sick. Knocked out by the flu and a heavy fever. I guess my body finally threw the towel and said “enough is enough”, time for a break.

Exhaustion is a difficult topic, especially in young companies and with a small team. There’s just no time to take a break. You feel the pressure to keep going or the business might fail. I don’t think that there is an easy way out of this problem. If you found a business, you will have to continuously work on it for the first year or so. At Third Wave, we try to compensate this at least a little by creating smaller “vacations” in our every day life. Good food, decent coffee and some fine cocktail bars are the main ingredients for this approach. An Old-Fashioned won’t replace a week off, but it can at least take your mind off that difficult project for just a night …

As Igor mentioned last week, we won that big pitch that I’ve been writing about throughout the last week notes. This has truly been one of the major highlights of my professional life so far. Feels very good to see the hard work appreciated. Now I can’t wait to dig into the first projects with this new client.

We’ve finally moved into our new office space. And boy, is it a big space. If you’ve seen our old space and desk, you know how happy the question “Where do I want to put my desk?” makes us. In case you wondered, we moved one house over and a few of floors up. We’re still Kotti by heart. We’ll let you know when the space is ready for a proper party.

Peter will be working for an agency in Frankfurt all week. Igor and I will do a little bit of traveling, too. Next Saturday, the People In Beta festival will happen at Betahaus in Berlin. I will give a talk on how to cope with information overflow and Igor will sit on the jury for the Betapitch. Make sure to come by.

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