This week I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed.
The business has been growing so fast in such a number of directions that it was beginning to look bulgy and have a life of its own. I felt that I was trying to drag along a heap of rats in a sack. I didn't feel like I was in charge. I like being in charge.
and I realised that I need to focus on what is at the centre of the business - the things we make and sell to our customers on our website and on Not on The High Street - and not worry about how that fits with all the other bits around the edges (wholesale, books, consultancy etc. etc.)
So I drove back in the sunshine, along the carse which is my favourite road, then I took some photos of what I feel is at the heart of Snapdragon and I put on a recording of my very favourite business book - Rework by Jason Fried - The tag line "It's simple until you make it complicated."
And now I am going to print some mugs