It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since my week blogging for PhDs at Work.
The year has been a good one for my business, the Institute for Innovation in Large Organizations. We’ve increased the number of members to 50 – our goal – and have returned to the pricng structure we had before the experiment in a reduced price that was rolling out just as I was blogging last year. Cutting the price in half for several months felt like the right thing to do – it prompted a new wave of members – but in the end we built confidence that the higher price was working.
The “we” has grown a bit since last year as well – I’m spending more time with two new colleague whose company I enjoy, and who let me spend less time on administrative work.
One legacy of the half-price experiment is that I’m still traveling at a faster pace than I’d been earlier, and so far at least that continues to feel comfortable. While still based in LA, I’ve spent a good deal of the last week in New York. I’m in Amsterdam today, and in Tokyo next week – a more-than-typical travel pace, but it’s still enough fun that I’m not quite ready to ratchet that back.
I am thinking more about returning to teaching – but not quite yet. I still hope to find the right way to blend the business advising, the travel, the focus on innovation in large organizations, and at least some teaching. I’m keeping my eyes open for opportunities, probably a couple of years down the road.
In the meanwhile, I’ll keep at the current work, and expect good things to come.
Start from the beginning – Read Peter Temes’s “Week in the Life”