we have developed into a nice little company here. we started in the basement, moved out to the garage, now we are a family with a white picket fence and 2.5 children. we have two offices, my dog comes to work, and we are really the cliche start up company. i continually label us a startup even though we have been around for almost 5 years, have 9 employees, well established revenue streams, yet i insist on the word startup; it sounds so much cooler.
To top it all off we recently purchased a foosball table for the office. It was the best damned money ive spent for my business in quite some time. Foosball is a terrific game, I am the master of parlor games and declare myself the office champion. Despite all this kidding around and tom foolery, the foosball table has served a purpose I never fathomed. It has provided an environment for us to bond and team build. At the end of the day, my office is a bunch of socially retarded internet geeks(with me being the crown prince). But when we are playing foos, we talk smack, and act like Jersey shore guys on steroids with guinea tâ€™s and tattoos. Today I had a great conversation with a guy who has been working for me for almost three years now. We have chatted in the past, but never had a nice in depth talk until today. We both acknowledged this fact, and it was great for us to connect professionally, share visions, reflect on where we have been and where we hope to be going. I bought the foosball table purely for entertainment, but its turning out to provide our company with a heck of a lot more than that.