Jason Cohen: Look at what we did
I love Jason Cohen’s blog. To start the new year, he does not disappoint with this blog post.
“You must be so proud of what you created” — the reflexive conclusion delivered by visitors to our building at WP Engine, struck by a beautiful place teeming with energy and activity, coming upon the little office of the founder.
“What we created,” I always respond. It’s not false humility. I didn’t create this. There are over four hundred people creating it even as we speak. I haven’t even been the CEO for three and a half years.
This is exactly how I feel about BP3 – starting it might have required Lance and I to step out and do it. But building it – that’s Flournoy and every person we’ve hired since. It’s uncomfortable when someone assigns too much credit to me, personally. Because I know how much of this is the team.
One of the most gratifying elements of this journey has been how much more I get out of seeing the team succeed than I ever did for my own success, and how much I enjoy trying to create the conditions that support the team.