Change happens. It's kind of a theme of mine. Many of you have heard me say it. Still waters are dead waters. That really applies to everything. If the granite face of Half Dome is changing every day why wouldn't everything else also be changing?
The news is true. As of the end of this month, I will no longer be the CEO of Pictage. That doesn't mean though that I won't be involved with the company. In fact, I'll be very involved. The investors who have stepped up to take a controlling position in the company have asked me to take an active role as Chairman of the Board and to maintain my less formal role as spokesperson. I'll be speaking at the uberpug in Nashville next week, at the PUG in Maine the day after Labor Day and at the New York City PUG during the second week in January. I'll also be continuing to interact with Pictage's amazing customers on the Pictage Forums.
I've loved the time I've spent with you all. I can truly say that as an industry you're an amazing and inspiring group of stunningly talented souls. The photography marketplace has great character (and great characters). While I had my hands on the reigns I did my best to move Pictage into a place where it could serve the industry as it changed. We succeeded in some places, we failed in others. That's how life is. I'm immensely proud of what the staff accomplished during these three short years, for themselves and for the legacy of the company started so many years ago.
This blog existed before Pictage and it will exist after. While many of the posts here have been directed at the photography marketplace specifically (for obvious reasons) the undercurrent really works for all small businesses and helping small businesses succeed has been my real passion for many years.
I always say what's next is what's important. I really mean that. I don't know what's next for me yet. At least through the end of the year I'll be pretty busy around here. When I know I'll probably say something about it here. Both of my readers will be relieved.
I'm still just me.