It has been a few weeks since introducing you to my new office space and my new window. WhichI still love by the way. And today I am taking you for a walk around the building and showing you some of the history that surrounds me each and every day. This is the current main entrance and the stairs I climb each day. But before these stairs and leather arm chairs rested here this building housed The American Can Company. And I believe you can see the pride on the faces of those who worked here long ago. I believe it is quite clear what they made. Cans! As I made my way down down down down into the basement I felt like I was going somewhere that was off limits. Like it was private property. Yes there was a metal gate I went through and yes I had to open it to go down there but I was assured that I was welcome to go check things out. I saw wooden walls and doors. I saw old industrial elevators and I found names carved into wood with dates stemming back to the early 1900's. I read them and wondered about each story. Every name has a story. This is a window into one of those old elevators. The window is rusted and you can see nothing through it but don't you just want to! Don't you just want to take a peak in the door and know what folks saw years and years ago? I know I do.
What charming pictures of the employees of The American Can Company that now hang on the walls. These folks are dressed in their finest suits and Sunday dresses. You can sense their hardwork and dedication.
So what do I do in this building each and everyday?
Well I am still learning.
That is my main job right now.
To learn a whole new industry and market.
To study trends and seasons.
To analyze revenues and margins.
To know Salomon alpine skis, nordic skis, snowboards, footwear, and apparel
like I did organizational tools in my former career.
I will get there.
Just trying to be patient.