B Is for Business

I’ve been considering a television-like summer hiatus from blogging, what with all of the demands on my time that seem to have gotten more serious since the weather turned warm. My family was visiting from the West Coast last weekend, which wiped me out for the week, and now my girlfriend has friends visiting from Florida and Maryland and staying in our tiny, lower-Manhattan apartment. I’ve also been swamped at work, not just with projects, but with negotiating a hiring contract with a candidate to fill a major new position at Behavior.

That’s been a very interesting process that has entailed lots of interviewing, internal debates, number-crunching and lawyering. We’re this close to inking the deal, and I’m pretty excited about it, but I know I’ve already said too much.

As we continue to add to our staff, I’ve come to a realization that money demands a level of attention that doesn’t well suit a multitasker. Starting in the next week or so, I’m going to be focusing — I hope — more and more on the financial picture at Behavior and less and less on actually designing and working on projects. It was a tough decision to make, but I’m looking forward to being able to focus on one area of the business exclusively, rather than continually splitting my time between multiple, very disparate parts of the business. With that focus, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to pick up the pace on these weblog posts, too.