I’ll be honest, the way I’ve handled things was lame for the last few days. I’ve been under a lot of pressure lately and I just want to get back to making great content for you all. What you’ve seen should have been handled internally and amongst the Tek Syndicate staff. This probably seems so sudden to everyone and we could have handled this split more professionally.
There came a time where I realized that my vision for Tek Syndicate was muddy. We often did not see eye-to-eye on things, some things didn’t get done, there was unspoken resentment, etc. We really have been going our own separate ways. Our projects really lacked communication and common vision. I’m surprised we didn’t made changes sooner, given how Tek Syndicate has been recently. Something had to be done. It was time for two separate visions and two separate teams or companies.
This is my company and I’ll shoulder the blame for the communication issues. I could’ve handled the aftermath in a better way. I’m sorry this became a public issue instead of an internal one. Ultimately it's stressful and somewhat ugly (he said, she said and such). In the end, I’m very happy about these changes. I am going to be able to build a local team and really focus on the original vision and start making awesome content for you guys.
Moving forward, changes are coming. Managing a company spread across the states was a bad idea. I am only interested in having a core unit now. My ambition has been to find a place full of nerdy culture and good people, and Portland is finally the place. There is a great network of people here and I’m sure tapping into that will help with our content.
People are concerned about finances. We have hired an amazing CPA here in Portland who specializes in wily tech companies. He is helping with the books now and will help us fix any issues from the past. I also plan to shuffle most of the day to day minutia into someone else's hands so I can focus on content.
I know some of you are here specifically for Wendell’s brain, and I’m all for making it possible from time to time. He can’t be replaced, but I’m going to be looking for cool and charismatic individuals to help host new content with me and I will actively listen to what you guys have to say about them. I’m also going to be looking for another individual here to help with the business management end of things so I can keep making content, not take down the site again when freaking out over nonsense (thanks again Wendell for the help), and make sure we deliver for the patrons.
Sorry you guys had to be along for this bumpy ride and that it was a spectacle. I really care about the community a lot, despite what the trolls say. I want to do more community events like Lan Syndicate. I want to meet more of you and I want to keep creating content for everyone.
We all came here because we have common interests: nerd culture, a love of knowledge, shenanigans, etc. Let's get back to that asap. Thanks to everyone.