The Journey Comes to an End

Posted on February 20, 2013

The events from past three months, starting with the bankruptcy of the parent company and collective dismissals meant the beginning of our end. My colleague, the R&D Project Manager, announced today he will resign. After him, others and others have followed.

In this tumult, there are still people that work with great dedication, proving true professionalism. People resigns and behind them remains a great void. It’s a matter of time until all the “Pirates” will leave and the company’s engine will stop (term “pirates” was given to R&D programmers had become rebellious and insubordinate to their superiors). Our journey is approaching to an end.

One year ago, COO very sure of himself, reassured me: “Do not worry! I’ll make sure people will not leave us.” (Probably at the time, we were sitting on a gold mine). Now, it is inevitable: we will lose all the people. The reason I didn’t resign yet is because I still believe in our business model and I still hope for a miracle. I asked myself: If I go, what would happen to my products? Who will care about my products as I did as creator? The answer is no one. That’s why, I preferred to stay.

In this moment, F-Startup looks like a ship half sunk and surrounded by sharks. When we will submerge everything around us will be a Red Ocean (see Blue Ocean vs Red Ocean strategy). I will stay on topmast until entire ship will be sunk. If I die, then I would like to do it with my ship…

Read nextI don’t have anything to lose.

PreviousOne Last Move.

Recommendation: See the story We Are Pirates.

What Others Are Saying

  1. lakeville May 6, 2014 at %I:%M %p

    Hi, I read your new stuff on a regular basis. Your
    humoristic style is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!

  2. Andrew A. Sailer June 20, 2014 at %I:%M %p

    I just want to tell you that I’m newbie to blogging and site-building and really enjoyed you’re page. Likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You really come with amazing article content. Many thanks for sharing your website.

  3. grow taller 4 idiots June 23, 2014 at %I:%M %p

    Hi fantastic blog! Does running a blog like this take a
    massive amount work? I’ve virtually no understanding of computer programming however I
    was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, should you
    have any suggestions or techniques for new blog owners please share.
    I understand this is off topic nevertheless I just needed to ask.

    • ThePMJournal June 24, 2014 at %I:%M %p

      The best way of understand programming and computer world is by actually start doing it. First read some articles about create your own blog. There are sites that offer hosting with blogging included, so what you have to do is to write and write only, not being concern about technical stuff. After you will get used to blogging world, you will find naturally to read more and more about technical stuff that might boost your experience and interests.

  4. June 30, 2014 at %I:%M %p

    Great article! We will be linking to this particularly great content on our site. Keep up the great writing.

  5. XVBXrx5Hn7RO October 1, 2014 at %I:%M %p

    There a couple of fascinating points in time in this post

  6. 12v tv 13 January 27, 2015 at %I:%M %p

    Hi there, after reading this amazing article i am as well happy to
    share my know-how here with colleagues.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *