Tonight was probably one of my best 5-9 experiences throughout this month. I headed to MetroRock to do some climbing after work which by itself was awesome. Then on my way home I got a call from Sarah who was at the MassChallenge awards ceremony and on her way to the after-party at the MassChallenge headquarters in the Seaport, or more recently known as the Boston Innovation District. Luckily I still had my work clothes with me, so I changed out of my climbing gear while on the Silver Line bus (sketchy but I was the only person on the bus so oh well). Then we celebrated with a bunch of entrepreneurs via open bar, matches of pool, lots of cake, and dancing. Entrepreneurs definitely know how to party that’s for sure. We had a blast hanging out with so many high powered innovators. Plus we met some quebecois folks and spent some time chatting with them en francais. What an unexpected turn of events for a Monday evening. I wish all Monday evenings were this much fun.
Being in the presence of so many startups tonight was invigorating. If only I could somehow harness the excitement and bring it with me to my 9-5 job. Tomorrow I’m at a workshop all day which should be largely uninteresting except for the fact I’m giving a presentation in front of 20 people who make roughly double my salary. My talk is about some research I’ve done that says how we should get rid of all of them and flatten the hierarchy so we can more effectively do our jobs. We’ll see if I can do it tactfully or else I might be out of a job 🙂