Starting A Business Process Company

Scott Francis
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It was just over 2 years ago that I decided to join Lance in starting BP3.  The day that I decided to take the plunge, my wife and I (along with our daughter) met with her sister at a local Chinese/Cantonese restaurant in Austin and had dinner.

We don’t usually talk about my work at dinner, but we spent most of the dinner talking about it that night. I had just decided to inform my boss for the last 4 years that I was going to leave and join Lance in starting BP3, and was getting my thoughts together for that conversation. After a very good dinner, the bill came with 3 fortune cookies.  I opened one, and inside were three fortunes, rather than one:

“Now is the time to try something new.”
“You have executive ability. Apply this in the future!”
“Your present plans are going to succeed if you stick to them.”

Far be it from me to argue with the fortune cookies. Its been a great 2+ years with BP3 – I couldn’t ask for a better team to work with, and I’m very grateful to the customers and partners who saw fit to invest in our success, just as we invest in theirs.

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  • Scott, I usually never miss your new posts, but this one somehow slipped my attention. Its quite uncanny – over the past few days I have been toying with similar thoughts, so this post of yours and the coincidence of three fortune cookies nudging you on seems to have a sort of a message for me! :)
    Congrats on the decision and the past two years!

  • Scott, I usually never miss your new posts, but this one somehow slipped my attention. Its quite uncanny – over the past few days I have been toying with similar thoughts, so this post of yours and the coincidence of three fortune cookies nudging you on seems to have a sort of a message for me! :)
    Congrats on the decision and the past two years!

  • @Jaisundar –
    Glad you are enjoying the blog! And yes, it is just funny how these little things match your thought process at critical points in your life. If you are going out on your own, drop me a line, I’ll be happy to share any thoughts/advice if you want it!
    No regrets – there are definitely things I miss about my last job -the people there were great to work with, and the job was challenging – but I also like bp3 – and I really enjoy building a team from scratch.
    scott

  • @Jaisundar –
    Glad you are enjoying the blog! And yes, it is just funny how these little things match your thought process at critical points in your life. If you are going out on your own, drop me a line, I’ll be happy to share any thoughts/advice if you want it!
    No regrets – there are definitely things I miss about my last job -the people there were great to work with, and the job was challenging – but I also like bp3 – and I really enjoy building a team from scratch.
    scott

  • Scott, Thank you very much for your offer! I will surely get in touch!

    And yeah, I see these little things as roadsigns fate puts along our lifes. Not quite directions, but more of signs – for us to consider possibilities.

  • Scott, Thank you very much for your offer! I will surely get in touch!

    And yeah, I see these little things as roadsigns fate puts along our lifes. Not quite directions, but more of signs – for us to consider possibilities.