Sunday, February 05, 2006

two people = corporation

Let me introduce you to my business partner, MSP. Like me, he is in his mid-twenties and has the vision of building a big company. We pretty much like the same stuff – Japanese food, laptops, DVDs, working, and making money. He has a penis, though which I don’t have (I’m a girl, in case you didn’t get that yet).

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Here is a very distorted shot of MSP in a British restaurant.

MSP is going to take a break this afternoon and walk around the city in an effort to (a) get his tan back and (b) make his blood circulate. He has been working for three straight weeks inside the office in his garage, kilometers from my office (I will post pictures of his office later). He’s been talking to our telecommuting employees, coordinating client deadlines, programming, and doing everything except what he would rather be doing – play computer games.

We know we should get an administrative assistant, but we’re not sure if NOW is a good time. No, money is not the issue. We can afford to pay for help if we wanted to (even if it means cutting back on some other things).

But you see, we don’t want to depend on another person for small details. At least not yet. We want to know everything – how to do the payroll, how to organize our eFiles, how to queue for hours in the joke that is a bank in a mall. It’s masochistic, but isn’t that the joy of being entrepreneurs?

Well, the joy of OUR version of being entrepreneurs. We are subordinates to our own company.


Blogger transience said...

i'm sorry i doubted you. this place is even better than free ravioli. you will forever be the one i will envy. :)

4:33 PM  
Blogger Perfect Virgo said...

So we both left the rats to race on their own this year. Shockingly refreshing isn't it? By the way I love the photo of your workspace (your desk may be just a touch extravagant in size but who am I to criticise!)

5:39 PM  
Blogger JErm said...

i left the rat race a long time ago, only to run the pig race instead.

thanks for the link, what should i link you by? mussolini or ravioli? ;-)

5:26 PM  
Blogger bismuth said...

we should celebrate your transition. i'm hungry for chicken ala kiev. you?

7:12 PM  
Blogger mussolini said...

trans> you doubted me? YOU DOUBTED ME? when?

pv> i need a better table.

jerm> this pig race is even more tiring. mussolini will do :)

bismuth> when was i ever not hungry?

9:01 AM  

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