Wonderfully, Sam was finally able to pick up the keys for the new Volans office this morning, at 2 Bloomsbury Place. Estate agent has been typical of the breed, one of the rare life-forms one would gladly see nudged into extinction. Has taken quite a while getting to this point – given that our initial visit with Elaine featured in an 18 March blog entry – but my sense is that having our own platform will make a significant difference for the wider Volans team.
Through much of the day I worked with Astrid Sandoval, who was our Editor on The Power of Unreasonable People at Harvard Business Press, and is now doing an MBA at IESE, Barcelona, and London Business School. Very useful session where she probed me on my ambitions for Volans – and we began to craft new language around our tagline and mission statement. May or may not survive our two Volans away days on Thursday and Friday this week, but felt like real progress. A set of seed crystals to drop into the saturated solution.