Agenceum Update

It’s been less than a week since we’ve launched Agenceum. We’re operating in stealth mode, quietly getting up to speed and organizing our resources. And yes, I’m using the “royal we”; it’s just me here. But I’ve decided to add a few more frills to this experiment:

  • This is turning into a kind of learning simulation, sort of like my own version of the Kobayashi Maru training scenario from the Star Trek movies. There’s the slight tinge of doom, certainly, to this entire enterprise…run an open agency and be successful? That sounds crazy. At the same time, the Kobayashi Maru scenario was not designed to be winnable; it was designed to test the character of future commanders. And so, this is a kind of character test for me. And of course, there’s always the chance that I could beat the no-win scenario. That’s probably why Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan is one of my favorite movies.
  • As a simulation, this blog now becomes the company intranet. It’s going to be ugly, but hopefully useful and informational. Agenceum is the agency I might have founded if I were 19 years old and full of optimism, and actually knew what the hell I was doing. So, I’m using what I know: WordPress! We’ll figure out the rest as we go along.
  • As a company intranet, the Agenceum blog is now going to have postings from various “departments”. This should be pretty fun because I’ll get to write a story at the same time I’m documenting best practices (or at least the practices Agenceum has).

So now it’s really getting interesting, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. Hee hee.