Today marks the end of my thirty-eighth week of working from home (mostly). Here are my takeaways from week thirty-eight:
- Winter – The temperature in Atlanta dropped quickly this week. It was a reminder that winter is upon us. The cold weather, shorter days, and reduced sunshine will make working from home challenging for me.
- 2021 – I was asked today what I think next year will look like. I had a few tentative ideas, but the truth is I have no clue. Everyone is planning for a year that is so uncertain. I’m hopeful that things won’t get drastically worse, but I’ll have a plan just in case.
- More deals – Last week, I reflected on deal and fundraising activity levels. Salesforce’s acquisition of Slack was another huge tech deal. I suspect we’ll see more big deals announced before the end of the year. I’m starting to think about all the variables driving the flurry of deals.
Week thirty-eight was the first week of winter for me. I don’t like cold weather, but I’m starting to adjust to the reality of the next few months. I’m already thinking about spring sunshine.
I’ll continue to learn from this unique situation, adjust as necessary, and share my experience.