I've just started a new role with a company called Interact. They develop and market intranet software. They were hiring and I got into discussions with their CEO, Nigel Danson, and things developed from there. Having been pretty impressed with their competitor Igloo's product, I considered the bar to be high for Interact to impress me, but impress me they did. I also like the 'roving consultant' nature of the role, and gelled very quickly with Rachel and Steve who also interviewed me.
Have I gone over to the 'dark side', throwing my independence to the wind and from now on becoming nothing but a walking, talking, tweeting plugger of one firm's products? I don't believe so. I'll do my best to 'tell it as I see it'. Interact are clearly strong on running intranet seminars and their annual conference is a major event. They like to emphasis the benefits of intranets rather than merely pitching their own product.
I'm looking forward to joining them.