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November 1st, 2016

Setting PeKu’s Direction

Over the last couple months I have worked on PeKu in a two-pronged attack. My first goal was to keep a couple of the publications live, filling both with new articles written by me. The second goal was to determine what PeKu will look like moving forward. As I mentioned in September I'm not ready to let this business fade into oblivion, but I also can't run it in the same way as a team of one.

As I thought about the future of PeKu, I focused on what I do well and what could work well for PeKu.
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October 18th, 2016

Working Behind the Scenes

I'm now a month and a half into running PeKu as a solitary team member. It's been a month of adapting, learning, and brainstorming. While one part of my brain was trying to learn the new flow of the week, another part was thinking about changes I would make, as I worked on the next iteration of PeKu. It's been a balance of letting go of what was and deciding what to add for the future.

Over the first few weeks, there were many schedule items that were no longer necessary. There was no need to check for article
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September 21st, 2016

Ending Where I Began

So, I've been avoiding one of my managerial tasks- writing the Editorially Yours column. Looking in the archives, the last column I published was in mid-July. We're past the midpoint of September, so I've done a fine job of procrastinating. *Sigh* That's not like me at all.

With PeKu being a smaller enterprise I had reduced the frequency of EY columns from weekly to biweekly. That worked well. I could write about the happenings of PeKu, our team, and other assorted topics. However, in August I could see a change ahead, a set of storm clouds approaching
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July 18th, 2016

PeKu Is 8! How Can That Be?

After the blur of June, it's not a surprise that a lot of July has been discombobulated. The first full week was abbreviated after the 3-day holiday weekend. While last week was my first normal workweek in quite some time, it also meant that there was some catching up and reconnecting to be done. Starting my second normal workweek feels good, and I'm *almost* certain what today's date is.

Even outside of the craziness of my life, there still is a shocking aspect to PeKu's birthday. Eight. Years. Old. This startup that I built in 2008, after deciding to
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July 11th, 2016

Putting It All in Perspective

PeKu Publications turned eight on July 1st. Ten days later I haven't written my annual post describing what we've accomplished and how we've changed over the past year. I'm also not writing that column today; I'm saving it for next week. Today there are more pressing topics to cover.

It's been a challenging time for me, personally and professionally, over the last six weeks. When I published my last Editorially Yours, I didn't realize all of the change that was about to come. At that point I was preparing for a high school graduation, PeKu's birthday, and the beginning
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June 7th, 2016

As the Year Draws to an End

No, you don't need to check your calendar or the weather. It isn't December, and it certainly isn't cold outside. In fact, the weather is perfect to sit on my porch or relax in my hammock. Regardless, from my perspective June evokes a sense of finality. It's this interesting contradiction of blooming and ending. What I see outside my office window doesn't necessarily align with events on the calendar.

When you're a kid, the school year ends in June (at least in New Hampshire). You've completed a grade level and now have seemingly endless weeks of summer fun
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