Walking on Sunshine
This is an odd blog posting. We often get knocked back by dinosaur donors, our own lack of capacity being such a young organisation, and the fact that we lean forward hard. However, its all great fun. This is a little bit of pulling back the curtain.
About three hours ago I sent this email to all PDT staff.
“This will no doubt totally screw up Timor’s [thank you Timor Telcom monopoly cannot handle big attachments] internet connection. But the devil may care. I thought that I would remind everyone that despite the headaches, heartaches and backaches that being involved with a small rapidly growing organisation entails, it still kicks the hell out of being a paper pusher. For those of you who saw Scott’s tweet about a 1986 Canadian hit called “Walking on Sunshine” [Katrina and the Waves] six days ago and have no idea what it was all about, let me take a moment and spark your audio nerves and let you know its fun being unreasonable. Despite the crankiness. We are all playing a role large and small in something important and unique. Listen to the song and have a think on it. Edward”
Now the fun part is that an unnamed staff member from one of the Haiti, Afghanistan, Timor-Leste, Ottawa or NYC office came back with a reply,
“This just made my DAY!!! I know for a fact that [the office] is grooving to this song. That’s right. I just said grooving.”
We have a good crew. A very good crew. Tomorrow I will blog about meeting Boris Yelstin at the G7 in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1995. It involves vodka – seriously…
I am also lead to believe that a Nobel Prize winner will be going to bat for us on the G20 SME Finance Challenge voting in just a few hours. Because he was once upon a time ago a very unreasonable bloke.
And with that in mind remember you have only got a few more hours to vote for our G20 SME Finance Challenge Winner for People’s Choice – right here.
Pull your thumb out and vote.