Today and Tomorrow
July 22, 2010 Leave a comment
A few thoughts that may not necessarily be in any logical order:
Today I met with John Haugh, President Marketing and Merchandising Bear at Build-A-Bear Workshop. From our meeting, it is clear that John is an intelligent, interesting, capable (and funny) leader. Sophia, another intern, and I met with him for a little over half an hour. He was interested in our stories and our experiences with the company as well as how we think they can improve the business. I asked him questions related to future growth (including international specific) and how he got to such a high position so quickly (he is only 45!). John had very interesting ideas and plans. I tried to observe how he progressed from idea to idea and how his thoughts progressed. He is definitely taking the company in a good direction.
I went to Oberweis tonight with my friend Emily where we caught up and played chess (I got progressively better, which shouldn’t have been hard from where I started). I got Brownie Fudge Twirl ice cream. I usually get Chocolate Peanut Butter there. Both are quite good.
I had expected this week to be a bit slower at work with Tim, my primary supervisor, being out of the office for most of the week. Instead, it has been quite busy and I have not gotten everything done that I thought I would. I have helped determine if merchandise is available in the US and UK warehouses for a potential store opening and assist in a merchandise review for another country, among other projects.
Tomorrow is the Huggable Hereos luncheon at Build-A-Bear where kids who do pretty amazing things are being recognized by the company. Check out their stories. I’ve heard great things and am pretty excited.
Tomorrow I am heading down to S-F to visit camp. This should be my last visit this summer. I’m actually rather sad about this and hoping that the weekend goes well. Who knows what the future holds for my time at camp. Regardless, it is likely that this could be the last time I will be at the S-F Scout Ranch with so many of my good friends.