As a project manager / published author / international standards expert / speaker /consultant, I’ve spoken to audiences in over 25 countries. When the economy and business were booming, life was easy and most of the professionals and people I met were upbeat and optimistic about their industries and life in general.
Unremarkably things are different these days: businesses are closing, people are losing their homes, and relationships are strained. Lately, I’ve been using my down time to brush up on the latest social media, blogging, project management advancements, and business development in general. During the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a marked increase in the flood of emails celebrating the recession’s end (mostly from overseas) from colleagues looking to do software development and related business with me.
My question to you is: got business?
In reality (i.e., real $$$) – has your business or job or industry seen such an upswing in cashflow, contracts, or activity lately? Or is it the feigned promise of an end to the recession that people are using (along the lines of the Secret: what you think becomes your reality) as optimistic thinking to “wish us” out of the recession?
Have you seen new business coming in? I know that a lot of people are heavily invested in the “social media” sensation (Twitter, Facebook, linked in, plaxo, etc.) that is sweeping the nation – did you know that if Facebook was a country it would now be the third largest country in the world (with more people than the U.S.?) – is this where our new economy is going?
Wishing you a productive and profitable week!
Carol Dekkers, Software Measurement and Global Software Development expert, author, speaker. Want to engage Carol to be a speaker at your next event? Email Ms. Dekkers at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.caroldekkers.com for details.