There are certain aspects of being a part of corporate America that are extremely beneficial. The money is great. The connections made, relationships built, and reputation established have been excellent aspects of my life for the last 4 years.
Today, TK Carsites was acquired by KPA in a deal that will send the unified company into the stratosphere. TK’s automotive marketing knowledge combined with the logistics, financial, and leadership qualities at KPA are such a tremendous match that the companies seem to have been made for each other. I will continue with the company indefinitely (as long as they’ll have me!) and we should do amazing things together.
This blog post isn’t about that. It’s about Soshable. It’s about the one minor aspect of corporate America that is a nuisance, albeit mild.
Soshable is now back under my control. For the last 3 years, TK Carsites has owned this blog and has done some amazing things with it. Now that I own it, we plan on continuing the tradition of offering the best social media content on the web… with maybe a little more edge to it.
Websites attached to corporate entities must always work through filters. I could never say, “LinkedIn was idiotic for going public when they did,” because there is too much at risk from those in the automotive industry who may love LinkedIn or may have even invested in it. Now, I can say that (and will).
This is not to say that we’re going “rogue” on the establishment. We aren’t going to change the site or start posting derogatory posts about everybody under the sun. All it means is that Soshable is now just a guy, a few great writers, and (hopefully) some aggressive and open-minded sponsors without the burden of corporate America hovering over our words or sitting in the back of our minds when we decide whether or not to call Foursquare a company that is completely squandering the multiple opportunities they’ve had in recent months to break through into the business world and make a ton of money for their investors.
We wouldn’t have said that in the past. Today, we can. Soshable is reborn. Expect fireworks.