Rich, Brian and I just got back from Nashville.  What a trip!  We had the great fortune to spend time with Jozef Nuyens and Brad Edmonson.  The purpose of the trip was to provide Jozef and Brad with an in depth review of our technology and plans.  We spent two very full days discussing Strategy, Direction, Opportunities and first products.

The venue for these discussions was Castle Recording Studios.  Oh man what an amazing place (thanks Jozef!).  
We have always wanted to set our sights on affordable studio quality sound and after having an opportunity to experience what that really means, all I can say is the bar is very very high!

We did get a chance to get to Nashville one evening and spend some time in a couple of venues.
One of the tangible results of the trip was to start development of a storyboard driven prototype of the first set of product technologies (OnStage and BackStage Pass).  We will be busy working on this over the next week.
After months of thinking, learning, and coding, I can safely say that the SSE car is at the starting line.  A rapid succession of events over the last three weeks has seen doubling of people involved with our company.  

I have been involved with technology innovation for most of my 30+ year career and without a doubt the most important (and exciting) time for me is the development of the leadership team.  There is an element of "human magic" that happens during this time if you are smart enough to look for it and provide an environment for it to flourish.  

I believe that too often entrepreneur's focus on "their big idea".  Don't get me wrong, you have to have a powerful vision for the company and a credible competence that you can transform that vision into a viable business entity.  However, often the visionary fails to understand that their "great idea" is just a starting point and not the end in and of itself.

For me, i have always tried to express my big ideas as  "organizing principles" for the founding team. They have never been "the foundation" but rather the initial "blueprint" for a grand structure that will be built.  With SSE it has been no different.  This past three weeks have seen an exponential expansion of the founding team to now cover virtually all aspects of the original blueprint I began creating in March.  The "magic" was apparent from the start.  As we brought people together for the first time, the personalities, competencies, and passions started to blend.  Trust is beginning to build and "spontaneous synergy" is already evident.

Hold onto your seats race fans.  We are fielding a really  hot car.  The race to productization is going to be wild!!
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The Founding Team