There’s a genuine relationship amongst the team at Konnect Digital. I joined the team in its infancy (to be honest, it was practically embryonic). Since then, Paul and Warren have been scouting talented personalities from home and abroad to compile a genuinely interesting and talented pool of people. There’s nowhere to hide at Konnect, ensuring no one is ever an entity to themselves. If you’re a writer, despite your bread and butter being in puns and witticisms, you’re going to end up learning about coding, business management, UX and website design—whether you like it or not.
Monday through to Thursday I’m listening to the likes of Talking Heads, The Staple Sisters, Gwen McCrae and Kendrick Lamar. Come Friday, things take a much darker turn, and it’s pretty much non-stop Ja Rule.
I’ve learnt a lot about the nature of business. Our clients aren’t simply a suit in a meeting room or a name in an email; they’re an extension of our company. We’re very involved with them and the everyday operations of their business. I’ve learnt a lot about the pressures and joys of running a business; the fears of financial loss and the highs of success; and the need for business owners to have confidence in the people they’re working with. The idea of handing over a major part of your business to a third party can be nerve-wracking. By ensuring the communication channels are open, that our clients are always aware of who they’re working with and keeping them in-the-loop and a part of the creative process I hope we’re able to assuage some of those fears.
I just finished reading David Sedaris’ diabolically funny memoir Naked. I was pretty much curled over with laughter, tears streaming down my eyes, as I lay on the airport floor in Hanoi during an extended layover. It’s an incredibly funny book but I could also have been experiencing the side-effects of sleep deprivation.