The fact that I am writing this post from our London office and that it will be short and sweet will probably tell you all you need to know about my past year (it's been pretty busy). In fact, a colleague celebrating her year had to remind me that I too had made the milestone. As those of you who follow my moves know, I've been deeply involved on a number of initiatives that have me flying across the country and world and some days I don't even remember where I am waking up.
But I'm happy to say, I feel like I'm moving forward here in helping both our business and clients evolve in a dynamic space that changes not yearly or monthly, but sometimes hourly. I'm tempted to look back and think about some of the launches or experiences, but I'm focused on looking forward. I often get asked by people—sometimes peers why I don't go off on my own. The answer isn't as simple as the question but I'll answer it in the words of two other people from Edelman. Steve Rubel is obsessed with the Yankees and he constantly compares us to his favorite team. He thinks we have a deep bench and I agree.
And I once heard Richard Edelman tell a story about being the best stone mason in the world vs. having the ability to build cathedrals. As skilled as a stone mason is—they cannot create a thing of complexity, beauty and functionality such as a cathedral. For that, you need others. You need both skill and scale. Looking forward to the next year, I'm excited to do my part in the building of cathedrals. Special thanks to Rick Murray for the opportunity and everyone across our offices that I have the pleasure of working with. Cheers.